OK, lets fast forward and assume the nominees are Clinton and Trump.
How will the debates go?
I will assume that it’s a given that Trump will pivot to the center, and try to position himself as the “anti-establishment” candidate.
But how will he deal with what he’s said in the past? I think he will simply deny saying what he said. He’ll just bluster forward and lie blatantly, more than any candidate in history.
How will/should Hillary deal with someone who is willing to simply lie and make shit up as he goes along? It’s not like a normal debate with someone who has any shame, or realizes that he can’t just blatantly lie; Trump does this with startling regularity, and his fans seem to love it. His statements are mostly lies, and then he actually denies saying stuff, when he has actually been recorded saying it.
So how does she prepare? Trump can say virtually anything. He could conceivably say that she cannot be president because she lacks a penis. How on earth does one respond to that? How does one prepare to debate someone who could blurt out ANYthing at all at any time?