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Debate Reactions

I did not watch the first "debate" last night. But, I have read a bunch of reactions from both the left and right.

100% of them thought that 'their guy' won the debate. I didn't see one defector from either side.

This brought up a few thoughts:

First, people see what they want to see. They have their beliefs and the "debate" merely conforms to them.

Which led to my second thought: I wonder how many of the people watching are 'on the fence' about the two candidates? How many are actually being persuaded by one or the other?

Can you use the handy 80/20 rule here? Is it safe to say that 80% could have turned off the TV and done something else with their visit They're probably already set on voting for 'their guy' and nothing will change that. Maybe 20% are on the fence? If I had to guess, it's probably even lower than that.

In any case, it would be interesting to know.


Posted Sep 27 2008, 09:21 AM by ChrisR
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SirJDKnightCroix wrote re: Debate Reactions
on Sun, Sep 28 2008 11:57 PM

Yeah you're write.

You know, its easier to convert a socialist or a fascist to becoming an Austrian, than it is someone who just latches onto a political agenda of a particular party. Mainly, because all of them do not have any principles grounded in reality. They are caught amidst vagaries of perception when it comes to that. Many are clueless about their own so called "beliefs", and cling to a small piece of one issue as an entire parachute.

Are battle is against ignorance and propaganda, not actual ideology or sets of philosophies, at least when it comes to individuals.