Jason Jarvis

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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

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

Jarvis: Romney wins First Presidential Debate

Winner: Mitt Romney Scores: Obama 76 | Romney 78 Judge: Jason Jarvis Reasons: I give this debate to Mitt Romney because he was superior in manner (style) and matter (substance).  While I am not sure that this debate was a “game changer” for Mitt Romney, he certainly exceeded expectations and held his own on the substantive … Continue reading

Obama wins second presidential debate: Jarvis

Judge: Jason Jarvis Winner: Obama Scores: Obama 81 | McCain 76 Reasons: This debate avoided a large amount of the mudslinging that has taken place in the previous week but it did feature more sparks than the first debate.  Obama won this debate for two reasons: a superior speaking style, and a better overall message … Continue reading

Biden wins vice presidential debate: Jarvis

Judge: Jason Jarvis Winner: Biden Scores: Biden 83 | Palin 78 Reasons: There are two key criteria to evaluate in assessing the winner of this debate.  The first issue is related to style and the second is related to content.  Prior to addressing these two areas, it should be noted that expectations for Sarah Palin … Continue reading

Obama wins first presidential debate: Jarvis

Judge: Jason Jarvis Winner: Obama Scores: McCain 81 | Obama 82  Reasons: The first half of this debate was devoted, understandably to the economy. In this half of the debate Barack Obama is definitively ahead of John McCain. From a substantive standpoint Obama was more clear, specific and concise than McCain. Obama started with a … Continue reading

Judge Profile – Jason Jarvis

Dr. Jason Jarvis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Jarvis specializes in the rhetoric digital social movements and visual communication. Prior to beginning his doctoral studies, Dr. Jarvis spent over 20 years teaching debate and public speaking at universities in both the … Continue reading