Tag Archives: Presidential debate

Horses and Bayonets

The dust hasn’t quite settled on the final Presidential Debate for 2012, but in the early aftermath, I’m pretty surprised by the analysis I have heard.  Following the two previous debates and the Vice Presidential debates, my own analysis pretty well matched what I was hearing in the media. The short version is this: I […]

How to win a Presidential debate

Am I the only one who notices that when a Republican loses a debate it’s because he’s not as smart as the Democrat but when a Democrat loses a debate it’s because he “wasn’t prepared” or “wasn’t on his A-game”?  Indeed, when Ronald Reagan had a poor first-debate performance against Walter Mondale in 1984 the […]