2008 US Election

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Election Debates verdict: Obama wins third presidential debate in a 5-2 split decision

Election Debates’ expert international panel has awarded the third and final presidential debate of the 2008 US election to Senator Barack Obama in a 5-2 split decision. Judges Jason Jarvis, Ian Lising, Sumithra Rajendra, Neill Harvey-Smith and Omar Salahuddin gave the debate to Obama while Ray D’Cruz and Bob Dalrymple gave the debate to Senator John … Continue reading

Obama wins third presidential debate: Harvey-Smith

Judge: Neill Harvey-Smith Winner: Obama Scores: Obama 78 | McCain 74 Reasons: Barack Obama scored a victory in the third Presidential debate. This was the Joe the plumber debate. Unless you are Joe or one of his employees, there was little to choose on matter. Obama played safe by highlighting similarities as well as difference between … Continue reading

McCain wins third presidential debate: Dalrymple

Judge: Bob Dalrymple Winner: McCain Scores: McCain 81 | Obama 76 Reasons: Senator John McCain of Arizona scored a clear win against Senator Barack Obama of Illinois in the third and final debate of the 2008 presidential election.  He accomplished this by being the sharper and more aggressive competitor, while his opponent sought largely to … Continue reading

Obama wins third presidential debate: Salahuddin

Judge: Omar Salahuddin Winner: Obama Scores: Obama 88 | McCain 77 Reasons: Senator Obama won this debate by a considerable margin. He was better organised in his responses, better able to focus on the ways in which clearly stated policies addressed each of the key issues raised and better equipped to respond to efforts by … Continue reading

Obama wins third presidential debate: Lising

Judge: Ian Lising Winner: Obama Scores: Obama 82 | McCain 81 Reasons: It should be mentioned that of all debates that have been held in this election cycle, this round had the most amount of direct clash and actual refutation taking place. Though some might think that Mr. Wurzelbacher, now forever immortalised as ‘Joe the … Continue reading

Obama wins third presidential debate: Rajendra

Judge: Sumithra Rajendra Winner: Obama Scores: Obama 86 | McCain 79 Reasons: Both candidates provided an extremely engaging and lively debate which didn’t leave room for yawns. However, Senator Obama was far more structured in his speech and his arguments were easier to follow as opposed to Senator McCain.  Obama was more apt at refocusing … Continue reading

McCain wins third presidential debate: D’Cruz

Judge: Ray D’Cruz Winner: McCain Scores: McCain 83 | Obama 80 Reasons: Senator John McCain won the third presidential debate of the 2008 US election because he made the running while Obama was simply too passive. McCain scored the wins while making some mistakes along the way. Principally this was a tactical win. McCain was … Continue reading

Obama wins third presidential debate: Jarvis

Judge: Jason Jarvis Winner: Obama Scores: Obama 80 | McCain 73 Reasons: Obama wins this debate in a clear decision for two reasons.  First, his style was vastly superior to that of John McCain.  Second, he was more coherent in presenting detailed policy answers to the questions posed by the moderator.  This was the most … Continue reading

Election Debates verdict: Obama wins second presidential debate

Election Debates’ expert international panel has awarded the second presidential debate of the 2008 US election to Barack Obama in a 3-0 unanimous decision. Judges Ray D’Cruz, Jason Jarvis and Bob Dalrymple gave the debate to Obama by margins of 6, 5 and 1 respectively. Election Debates provides indepedent assessment of election debates through the application of … Continue reading

Obama wins second presidential debate: Dalrymple

Judge: Bob Dalrymple Winner: Obama Scores: Obama 79 | McCain 78 Reasons: Senator Barack Obama scored a narrow win in the second presidential debate. McCain lost the economy section because of apparent contradictions in his case.  He proposed ending the “spending spree” in Washington and with almost his next breath proposed a wholesale buy-up of … Continue reading