The third and final presidential debate will take place Wednesday at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas and will (hopefully) touch on several key issues facing the country. But, HousingWire staffer Ben Lane asks, will one of those issues be housing?

The topic wasn’t brought up during the first two presidential debates and, according to the Commission on Presidential Debates, Wednesday’s moderator, Chris Wallace of Fox News, selected the debate topics, which are:

  • Debt and entitlement
  • Immigration
  • Economy
  • Supreme Court
  • Foreign hot spots
  • Fitness to be President

Since the debate is taking place in Las Vegas, where as many as 25% of the city’s homes are still underwater, Lane wonders if a housing question may come up during the economy discussion.

Perhaps it’s too much to ask of our presidential candidates and the mainstream media in charge of these debates to discuss how the people whose votes they so desperately crave are going to be able to afford a roof over their heads.

But discussions of rising rents and tight credit boxes don’t make for good television. They’d all rather wallow in the mud than talk about anything of worth. I guess we shouldn’t be surprised. They got into politics for a reason, after all.

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