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  •  Not a debate coach (0+ / 0-)

    But I watched # 1. My wife was working and when she arrived home, she asked me how it went. My immediate reaction was that Rmoney won based on style points. This was before the MSNBC slimefest.

    I have watched almost every Presidential and VP debate since 1976. I wish that the debate outcomes were based on substance over style, but that has never happened, and won't with the current state of our entertainment based media.

    Using that criteria, debate prep based on content and policy is a waste. As a geek, I wish that the world worked differently; but hey, presidential elections are personality cults and will be for the forseeable future.

    No question in my mind that the pronouncement that Rmoney was a clear cut winner in #1 was based on a media priority, from both left and right, to maintain a horse race so they could continue to get max $ from political ads. Their strategy worked beautifully.

    As I sail against the tide, for what I believe is right.

    by Toes on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 04:24:37 AM PST

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