2012 presidential debate

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Harvey-Smith: Romney wins Third Presidential Debate

Winner: Mitt Romney Scores: Romney 77 | Obama 75 Judge: Neill Harvey-Smith Reasons: I score it a narrow win to Mitt Romney, whose superior manner and improving confidence edged a disappointing debate. This is a debate that Obama supporters will think Obama won and Romney supporters will feel that Romney won. Romney appeared to have … 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

D’Cruz: Obama wins Second Presidential Debate

Winner: Obama Scores: Obama 79 | Romney 75 Judge: Ray D’Cruz Reasons: This was a relatively close debate with both speakers facing off in a robust exchange. There was little to choose from the speakers in terms of style with both choosing an overtly aggressive manner and offering little variation. The format contributed to the … Continue reading

Hume: Obama wins Second Presidential Debate

Winner: Obama Scores: Obama 84 | Romney 79 Judge: Andy Hume Reasons: Barack Obama came through a lively and at times bruising debate with Mitt Romney and emerged as a clear winner, due not just to his own strengths but also his opponent’s errors. The President was on the offensive from the earliest moments of … Continue reading

Jarvis: Obama wins Second Presidential Debate

Winner: Obama Scores: Obama 80 | Romney 76 Judge: Jason Jarvis Reasons: It seems like Romney talks too much, which is odd b/c he was behind in total speaking time across the whole debate.  This is the opposite of the last debate where it felt like Obama would never end a statement. Candy Crowley does … 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

Where to from here for the Presidents’ debate strategy?

Opinion by Ray D’Cruz There was something about President Barack Obama in the first presidential debate against Governor Romney that reminded me of his third presidential debate against Senator John McCain. In my adjudication on the 2008 debate (admittedly a dissenting one) I commented: “Obama’s calmness bordered on indifference. Obama’s manner seemed to suggest he’d had … Continue reading

Reflecting on the First Presidential Debate; Planning for the Second

Opinion by Colm Flynn Expectations going into the First Presidential Debate were very different for the two candidates. On one hand we had President Obama with a reputation of being an articulate, passionate, youthful speaker.  On the other Governor Romney who everyone expected to just be happy to avoid any serious mistakes. That’s not the way … Continue reading

In defence of Jim Lehrer

Opinion by Ray D’Cruz In the past 24 hours, PBS journalist Jim Lehrer has been savaged for his role as moderator in the First Presidential Debate. This is unfair. Lehrer should be applauded for allowing a real debate to unfold. Televised Leaders’ Debates should not be the tightly scripted affairs they’ve become. We’ve become used to … 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