The presidential nominees will go head to head this Friday to debate foreign policy in the first of there debates scheduled for the next three weeks. The debates will be the first political discussion between the two men this election season.
The two men have different orator styles. Obama is a highly sophisticated scripted orator but his performances off script in some of the primary debates have been ineffective. McCain is a bit more clumsy when scripted but has a knack for off the cuff/one-on-one situations.
Also schedule for next week is the Vice Presidential debate. This debate might actually be more watched and scrutinized then the presidential debates. Biden is known for his tough style and is a seasoned veteran of Washington. But Sarah “Barracuda” Palin might not be easy prey for Biden.
Below is the complete debate schedule.
September 26, 2008: Presidential debate with foreign policy focus, University of Mississippi
October 2, 2008: Vice Presidential debate, Washington University
October 7, 2008: Presidential debate in a town hall format, Belmont University
October 15, 2008: Presidential debate with domestic policy focus, Hofstra University