In this debate-saturated campaign season I would like to remind everyone how many Republican candidate debates were held in the year before the 1980 election. None. This sure is turning out to be a long race. But the positive aspect is that we will emerge with some hardened, battle-tested candidates. Obama is surrounded by yes-men and speaks to hand-picked audiences who hang on his every scripted word. He won’t be as ready when it comes time for a real debate next year.