The video below outlines a few critiques of the recent Delaware Senate debate. It's just one person's opinion, of course, but I hope it sparks a conversation concerning how we could make political debates in America more useful.
Specifically, this video focuses on:
1) The structure of the debate (0:20)
2) A failure to force candidates to back up their assertions with facts (2:12)
3) Not making candidates explain accusations made against their opponents (3:16)
4) Questions that accept commonly held assumptions, rather than exploring them (4:11)
5) Not forcing candidates to explain the fundamental principles behind their beliefs (5:08)
6) Focusing on the wrong part of the story (7:53)
7) The prevalence of leading questions (10:30)
Thanks for watching, and I'd love to hear your thoughts!
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