In person, these debates would be awesome. Nuance, subtlety, and body language are all tools by which help communicate one's message. But, obviously, that is not going to happen.
Text media is the best we can hope for.
I must admit.....some debates make me wish I could do this:
(oh CRAP, I'm on the wrong computer dammit, and my laptop with the right pic is in the shop!!!)