For the first time in more than three decades, we won't see a debate in the Ohio governor's race. Governor John Kasich's camp says, basically, that opponent Ed FitzGerald is too weak to merit one. Other office-holders also have refused debates. On The Sound of Ideas, we'll discuss the impact of "debateless" elections. A blow to democracy or, in the social media age, are debates just less important? We welcome your arguments and rebuttals. Join host Mike McIntyre.
Dan Moulthrop, CEO, City Club of Cleveland
Barbara Palmer, professor of political science, Baldwin Wallace University
Jill Miller Zimon, former member, Pepper Pike City Council