Dissecting the debates: Furlong offers take for Press-Gazette editorial

The first of the presidential debates continues to draw considerable media attention, putting our Political Science and Communication faculty members in high demand. An editorial in Wednesday’s (Oct. 3) Green Bay Press-Gazette discussed debate dynamics, bringing in our own Scott Furlong for his take. The debates are especially important for those voters who haven’t yet made up their minds, Furlong said, and they offer the chance to see candidates in a new light. “It’s the first time to see the candidates in an uncanned presentation,” Furlong said. “So it’s not a slick campaign commercial or something that’s been staged in a particular way. … It’s a much more real situation.” Full article.