presidential debate

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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

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

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

Harvey-Smith: Romney wins First Presidential Debate

Winner: Mitt Romney Scores: Obama 72 | Romney 81 Judge: Neill Harvey-Smith Reasons: A clear win. Mitt Romney grew in confidence and succeeded in putting across a moderate, bi-partisan image. Overall, Romney made clearer contrasts, conveyed greater passion and used better examples and metaphors to shine light into the bog of numbers. Barack Obama explained, … Continue reading

Advising Obama: what the President needs to do to win the debates

In the first of two opinion pieces, Andy Hume, debate coach and former world debating champion, provides advice to the candidates on what they need to do to win the upcoming US presidential debates. First up, it’s President Obama. Mr. President, In 2008, you were generally felt to have had the better of your election … Continue reading

Better get used to silent audiences if you want to beat Obama

Ray D’Cruz Republican hopeful Newt Gingrich honed a key message since the South Carolina debates: only he can beat Obama in the presidential debates. Until last night’s debate, the message worked well. It combined one of Gingrich’s perceived strengths (debating) with the issue that matters most to Republicans (beating Obama). But the case for his superior … 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