Friday, October 26, 2012

Don’t Get Caught Up in Debates and Polls

The third “foreign policy” debate had plenty of memorable lines, but in the end I do not believe this debate, or any of the others will prove decisive.
That is because there are really just two types of viewers watching debates.
First, and the most numerous, are partisans who already know which candidate they will support. These people watch the debates to confirm their own biases. Dems watched last night as much to hear Obama tout his accomplishments as they watched to see if Obama could land a few memorable zingers.
And, Republicans watched to see if Romney could successfully label the president as weak on foreign policy.
The second type of viewer is...Read the rest here

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