Further Debate Video
Watch the first debate between National's John Key and Labour's Helen Clark, live on TV One at 7.00pm 14 October 2008.
Viewers can submit questions to the two leaders via YouTube and watch selected questions live on the 90 minute debate and watch it at Political Animal latter in YouTube Video.
So far Helen Clark has been the more silver tongued political animal, mainly by shouting down and interrupting her opponent, so it will be interesting to see if Mark Sainsbury will keep order so that we can hear what each candidate has to say.
The format of the last Presidential debate in the USA allowed the candidates uninterrupted speeches from questions asked from the studio audience and is the best format to get each leaders points across.
You can discuss the minutia of the debate here your comments will appear at the bottom of this article. Who do you think won the debate?
Go here for a live debate blog rundown and Political Animal opinion.
The Next Key VS Clark debate is on November 5.
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