2012 US Election

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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

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

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

Tonner: Ryan wins Vice Presidential Debate

Winner: Paul Ryan Scores: Ryan 83 | Biden 82 Judge: Tommy Tonner Reasons: Well I was looking forward to this one, the young turk versus the grizzled veteran, one trying to stem momentum the other trying to build on it. It did not disappoint and was a tightly matched affair. Noting first the style of the … Continue reading

Hume: Biden wins Vice Presidential Debate

Winner: Joe Biden Scores: Biden 82 | Ryan 76 Judge: Andy Hume Reasons: An immensely enjoyable debate which I scored as a clear win for Vice President Joe Biden, with some reservations. Biden had two major advantages in terms of his matter. First, his rebuttals were significantly stronger. Time and again he opened his responses … Continue reading

D’Cruz: Biden wins Vice Presidential Debate

Winner: Joe Biden Scores: Biden 80 | Ryan 75 Judge: Ray D’Cruz Reasons: Joe Biden won the vice presidential debate because Paul Ryan, when pressed on detail, struggled. Repeatedly, as individual arguments progressed, Ryan’s positions were brought undone. While ordinarily that would make it a big win for Biden, Ryan’s overall messages were more compelling … Continue reading

Berglund: Biden wins Vice Presidential Debate

Winner: Joe Biden Scores: Biden 78 | Ryan 76 Judge: Fenja Berglund Reasons: Joe Biden strove to maintain the upper hand throughout the entire debate not only through an aggressive style but also with solid application of facts throughout the debate.  His efforts paid off and he won a debate which was largely conducted on … 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

Jarvis: Biden wins Vice Presidential Debate

Winner: Joe Biden Scores: Biden 82 | Ryan 80 Judge: Jason Jarvis  The story of this debate is offense, offense, offense.  This was a vastly more entertaining debate than the first Presidential debate.  It was marked by several testy exchanges between Biden and Ryan over taxes, Afghanistan and Iran.  Biden wins this debate thanks to … Continue reading

Lising: Biden wins Vice Presidential Debate

Winner: Joe Biden Scores: Biden 80 | Ryan 77 Judge: Ian Lising Reasons: Bluster and Loose Talk The Vice President and Congressman came out swinging. Ironically, the person who was getting in the way of the round was the moderator. At the start, there were several moments of possible clash that she interrupted, diffused, or … Continue reading