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Fallows rates the presidential debaters

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

3 October 2012 11:13

Last Friday we were lucky to have James Fallows at the Lowy Institute for an 'in conversation' event to mark the fifth anniversary of The Interpreter (yes, it's been almost that long; 1 November 2007 was the first post). James is National Correspondent for The Atlantic and one of the finest long-form journalists of our time.

The video of last Friday's event will be live soon, but meantime, James' visit was perfectly timed for me to ask him about the upcoming presidential debates between President Obama and Governor Romney. The first debate takes place on Wednesday evening in Denver, which by my reckoning is 1pm tomorrow, Sydney time. James recently wrote a cover article for The Atlantic laying out the strengths and weaknesses of both men as debaters.