I wish we could have the kind of debate where the candidates statements were subjected to a logical critique, live, happening right between debate topic segments, and done by a small group of non-partisan logicians. But that's not going to happen.But as a small consolation, we ARE having, and are going to be having more of these indirect, 3rd-party logical critiques right here on RoR and elsewhere -- such as on YouTube -- and there will be millions who will view these critiques. So while I agree that we should have a major, televised and protracted, Lincoln-Douglass style debate between candidates -- or prime-time coverage of 3rd-party logical analysis of their policies and positions -- we will be having a watered-down version of such. Maybe it won't be as big as the NBC coverage of the Olympics, but millions will be exposed to the fallacies in thinking of anyone running for office.
I don't believe in The Singularity (I don't think it's coming), but I do think that, for now, information sharing is increasing -- and the pace that it is increasing is, itself, increasing. While this won't go on forever -- to the point where a high-school drop-out becomes omniscient and, therefore, all-powerful -- it is cause for optimism.