Does Democratic Debate Lineup Matter? You Bet It Does

Debates–like the two upcoming Democratic face-offs that just firmed up their lineups– are never what they are hyped up to be, but they are extremely significant in this politically cluttered age, writes Julian Zelizer. Candidates face each other–unmediated by aides and Twitter–and American voters, just on the other side of the camera, get a look at who they are.