The fourth and final Nixon-Kennedy debate. Most pundits scored this debate a draw. Although the debates are famous, I do wonder if they exerted much impact on the election outcome. They certainly were more dignified and issue oriented than our wretched presidential debates this year. Of course that would have changed if the colorful, to say the least, private life of John Kennedy had been front and center. However, it was a different world back then. Many reporters knew that Kennedy was a womanizer. However, this was at a time when the personal sins of most politicians were not revealed by the press. Whether this was a good or bad thing I will leave to another post. But, our world is so different now, that such reportorial discretion is almost unimaginable, at least if the politician has an R after his name. Even with Democrats, with the internet and blogs, such news would have a hard time being kept under wraps for any length of time. Go here to view the entire debate.