The "air campaign" in UK Election2010 was fought during the three leaders' debates, each in primetime. The American-style televised debates -- and another Yankee innovation, instant "dial groups" -- turned British traditions upside-down and inside...
The three presidential debates on national television weren't held until September and October of 2008. And the CNN/YouTube debates were held on July 23, 2007, for Democratic candidates and on November 28, 2007, for Republican candidates.
That's a fair question, considering the measurable impact that the televised debates among the leaders of the Labor Party, the Conservatives, and the Liberal Democrats have had on the polls leading up to the May 6 election.
First, the Brits staged televised debates among the leaders of the three parties. The most recently elected hung parliament in the UnitedKingdom followed the February 1974 generalelection, and it lasted until the October election that year.