With the coming elections, there will be organized debates between candidates. It is conventionaly held that a debate is better if the candidates do not know what questions will be asked beforehand. But consider, when a candidate is elected, they will not be alone in office. They will have a staff which processes things. Would it not be a better format to give the questions before the debate so that the staffs can add their contribution to the responce? Its true that the answer will be massaged to sound nice. But as it is set up, "blind" debates are only good for determining which candidate is quick-witted. Either with the facts and positions or with the sound bite. Debates with unannounced questions do not give us a good picture of how either candidate will govern.