I was just reading this months Atlantic article, which discusses the upcoming presidential and vice-presidential debates.
The article mentions the very real possibility of Trump choosing not to attend the debates and the question of whether Hillary would then be questioded by the moderator alone or whether she would be joined by Libertarian canidate Gary Johnson.
My question is: Does Hillary have anything to gain by participating in the debates if Trump fails to appear? While I do not believe Hillary would have much difficulty successfully debating Johnson, do the benefits outweigh the risks? Would it be the perfect opportunity to excoriate Trump in front of a large audience?
These are the questions I am hoping someone can answer for me.