Presidential candidates can develop own 2-minute drills

Things you probably won’t see during the next presidential debate

There are two more presidential debates coming up between Democratic nominee Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney — Tuesday at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., and Oct. 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.

Many of you already know whom you’re voting for and why. I do. But we watch the debates as invested spectators at a sporting event rooting our favorite team on and enjoying the talent and athleticism in both teams. In the process we learn about both teams and about ourselves.

In my research for the next two debates I came upon a rule that states: The candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. And being an overzealous political pundit I immediately thought to myself: What can these two men do in the two minutes while they wait for the other guy to finish?

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