Watered-Down Politics: What the Candidates Aren’t Discussing

The Baker Center will sponsor an interactive forum on Election 2008 in the first floor galleria of Hodges Library on Tuesday, October 21, at 5:30 p.m.

In this election cycle, it seems some Americans are frustrated with the lack of substance in the current political discourse. Some have commented that Americans are only hearing “talking points” during political conversations. Several questions seem to be up in the air:

• Can the American public handle true policy discussions?
• Are presidential debates still relevant?
• Have so-called “electability” concerns prohibited a true discussion of the issues at hand?

In light of these questions, an overall question arises: What are the most important election issues not being discussed?

Join in the conversation with several members of the campus and Knoxville community and guests Aaron Crawford, PhD student, History, Baker Center staff member and Morgan Gibson, Senior, President of UT’s Model UN for this exciting event.

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