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  •  The "Gish Gallop" (7+ / 0-)

    It has been mentioned in several diaries that Romney used the "Gish Gallop" technique., whereby the speaker brings forth a rapid and extensive statements containing so many falsehoods, half-truths, exaggerations, and non-sequiters, that the opponent can scarcely keep track of them, much less refute them. To the audience, who also can't keep track of it all, it appears he is confident and has a great command of the material. That is how to many non-critical minds Romney "won" the debate.

    "Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything even remotely true." -- H. Simpson

    by midnight lurker on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 09:45:00 AM PDT

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    •  But since there is such a thing as reality (0+ / 0-)

      he didn't win the debate.

      Everything there is to know about the GOP: They're the Bad Guys.

      by Troubadour on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 03:57:19 PM PDT

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      •  Perception is Everything ... (0+ / 0-)

        especially to those who cannot reason it out for themselves. The media (who should be neutral) have an interest in keeping the race alive because of ratings, etc. The GOP welcomes such distortions and keeps the cycle going.

        "Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything even remotely true." -- H. Simpson

        by midnight lurker on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 07:15:49 PM PDT

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