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If one were cryogenically frozen for the past 18 months, revived only to catch the recent vice presidential debate, it's quite possible they might rea...
Not because Vice Presidential Candidate X beat Vice Presidential Candidate Y in Tuesday night's debate. Or vice versa. No, it was dispiriting because it so vividly displayed the problem with our current system of debates. This is no way to run a democracy.
Granted, 98 percent of the GOP Kool Aid Krewe who tuned in heard only the voice of their white male saviour from the "Democrat" demons of black and female empowerment. If Kaine chipped off even .5 percent of the base, and got them thinking about the negatives of the GOP candidates going into the next Presidential Debate, that's .5 percent that could tip the election in close races in the favor of Clinton-Kaine.
There's no question that in last night's vice presidential debate, Virginia senator Tim Kaine missed an opportunity to slam Indiana governor Mike Pence on the issue that put Pence, infamously, at the center of national attention in 2015: his signing of a draconian anti-LGBT "religious liberty' bill into law.
The single biggest asset, though, that a VP pick brings to any presidential table is that he or she can turn on more voters than their potential boss can or has turned off no matter what part of the country they hail from, their gender, or their rank in the party. Pence and Kaine were tapped precisely because both were seen as being able to accomplish that tricky feat.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking website PolitiFact will provide live fact checks throughout the vice-presidential debate on Tuesday. The...
Though they may not discuss it tonight during the campaign's only vice presidential debate, their common ground extends to fundraising, too -- at least in broad strokes.
Vice Presidential Debates are usually overshadowed by the Presidential ones. This is even more true this year with all the media attention given to Donald Trump, the controversies surrounding each campaign, and to the record of Hillary Clinton, who has been in the public eye for decades.
Given the state of flux in which both parties found themselves in the primary, this may be our last opportunity to see such conventional representatives of their party clash on a national debate stage.
here they are, the key stories from the past year providing the purest opportunities for major mocking and scoffing and taunting as determined by the executive council of the Comics, Clowns, Jesters & Satirists Union. Me.
Can the number of times a candidate is mentioned affect their prospects, or is it the other way around? We sought to examine some of these questions by studying opponent references in the 2012 Republican primary debates.
Disclaimers aside, let's see what emerges when we analyze the Republican primary debate text using a very simple automated sentiment analysis technique.
The polls over the last few months tell a story of the changing moods of American voters, driven by specific events though the consistently point to Obama having an advantage in the Electoral College.
A couple months ago I blogged about my brother-in-law, a swing voter. Given the tightness of the election this year, and given the fact that he is the only genuine swing voter that I know, this is a subject I have not been able to put down.
If we learned anything from the presidential debates, we learned that body language counts. Your gestures and movements speak louder than words. Here are four cues from the presidential and vice-presidential debates on how to strengthen your marriage with your body language.