Wayne Jocic

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Jocic: Clinton wins First US Presidential Debate

Judge: Wayne Jocic Winner: Hillary Clinton On any conventional debating analysis, Secretary Clinton won the first 2016 Presidential debate. She won by a large margin. She won on every aspect of the debate: the substantive issues, her tactics and her delivery. Her fastidious preparation was vital to this. She had mastered the issues and had helpful … Continue reading

Jocic: Rudd wins Australian Leaders’ Debate

Judge: Wayne Jocic Winner: Kevin Rudd Scores:  Rudd 78 |  Abbott 75 Reasons In a debate of reasonable quality, Rudd recovered from a bungled opening speech to gain, issue by issue, a clear advantage over Abbott. The central concerns of the debate were economic. Here, Rudd built a small advantage, helped mainly by Abbott’s evasiveness … Continue reading

Election Debates’ Verdict: Obama wins Second Presidential Debate

Election Debates has declared President Barack Obama the winner of the Second Presidential Debate. [Watch the debate] In what was a robust exchange in a town hall format, both speakers went on the offensive. Governor Romney largely continued the themes of the first debate, while Obama was more succinct and aggressive this time around. On … Continue reading

Jocic: Obama wins Second Presidential Debate

Winner: Obama Scores: Obama 77 | Romney 76 Judge: Wayne Jocic Results: This debate had no obvious winner. The variety of questions and the confusing spectacle of interaction between the candidates meant that neither could establish a clear advantage. On the central economic issues, the candidates were evenly matched. Mitt Romney was superior on jobs. … Continue reading

Election Debates’ Verdict: Biden wins the Vice Presidential Debate

Election Debates declares Joe Biden the winner of an engaging and compelling Vice Presidential Debate.  [Watch the debate] Biden, like Mitt Romney in last week’s debate, took control of the debate. While his overtly aggressive manner may have thrilled some and alienated others, it was ultimately his superior matter that won the night. The panel … Continue reading

Jocic: Biden wins Vice Presidential Debate

Winner: Joe Biden Scores: Biden 77 | Ryan 69 Judge: Wayne Jocic Reasons: Joe Biden won this debate by a clear margin. He did, at the first opportunity, what Barack Obama failed throughout the first presidential debate to do: defend Obama’s presidency. The argumentation was simple; Obama had set goals and achieved them. The first … Continue reading

Election Debates’ Verdict: Romney wins First Presidential Debate

The Election Debates’ panel has declared Mitt Romney the winner of the First Presidential Debate. The panel was split 5-1 in favour of the Republican challenger. Both speakers provided a clear contrast in the first of their three debates: Romney punchy, Obama meandering; Romney aggressive, Obama passive; Romney confident, Obama ponderous. In the end it … Continue reading

Jocic: Romney wins First Presidential Debate

Winner: Mitt Romney Scores: Obama 73 | Romney 78 Judge: Wayne Jocic Reasons: Barack Obama lost this debate. At its best, his manner was calm and conversational, and a brief smile and a chuckle about timing were appealing. Yet his predominant human quality was weariness. This weariness left Obama struggling to defend his presidency. On economic matters, … Continue reading

Jocic: Gillard wins Australian leaders’ debate

Judge: Wayne Jocic Winner: Julia Gillard Scores: Gillard 77 | Abbott 75 Reasons: This was a cowardly debate. Both leaders were too reliant on the advice of their assistants, too reluctant to deal in facts and too shy for anything but scripted disagreement. Of the three major issues in the debate, and presumably the campaign, … Continue reading

Judge Profile – Wayne Jocic

Wayne is the President of the Debaters’ Association of Victoria, a non-profit organisation that runs competitions in which more than 12,000 debaters participate. He has debated and adjudicated in local, national and international debating competitions for more than a decade. At university, Wayne studied economics, law and philosophy. He now practises law and dabbles in … Continue reading