Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Debate

The dust has settled on the last debate, the winner and loser was proclaimed, and we move to the next one.  This time it will be between a very articulate young Congressman and a Vice President who draws on his Senatorial experience where facts aren't too terribly important to swaying the crowd.

Do the debates really matter to more than a handful of people or the pundits?  I ask because, when a supposedly intelligent academic watches the same debate I did and concludes the President won, one of us isn't listening, or we only hear what we want.  Who approaches these things with an open mind?

1 comment:

W.B. Picklesworth said...

I'd wager that at least some low-information, undecideds watch presidential debates with an open mind. Not sure how influential a VP debate would be, though, unless it strengthened a particular understanding: Obama/Biden = incompetent, for example. Or Romney/Ryan = heartless rich folk.

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