- Julian Zelizer: Though most presidential debates have little sway over the electorate, the 2016 debates may be an exception
- Given the potential for these debates to matter, expect Clinton and Trump to descend in a bitter and nasty fight, writes Zelizer
Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and a New America fellow. He is the author of "Jimmy Carter" and "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)The three presidential debates this fall will probably be unlike anything we have seen before. Although commentators like to speak in hyperbole, in 2016 they could be right.