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Presidential Debates: Do They Even Matter? Here’s The Proof…

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Aegis159

July and November can't come soon enough!

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Mitchell Apple

I hate to say it, but Donald Trump is going to crush Joe Biden in the debates. Joe has been struggling to talk for 10 minutes recently, he’s going to have trouble in the one on one debates. DNC is doing everything they can to protect Biden.

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idkazniguess

Wow the last time I was this early, Tom Hanks was still healthy

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Alex

commenting for the algorithm

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fsociety

The last time I was this early Bernie was the frontrunner

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Richard Boyle

Maria is back !
welcome back

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Green Leaf City Video Gaming

🔥 Well, that's interesting.
No wonder Nixon lost to Kennedy back in the mid or late 1960's

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iamjohnporter67

Donald Trump will still be reelected. Joe Biden doesn't even have a chance.

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Richard Boyle

presenters in terms of greatness
john green
SXE phil
hank green
joe barretta
Maria
… everyone else in the world
Steve zaragoza,

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HJC Dormouse

Election Debates relatively new in UK and while I think they give good opportunities to put candidates on the spot they tend to turn into a masterclass in how to over talk, shout, ignore each other and adjudicator.
What kind of example to show not only the country but children who we want to engage in politics.
We demonstrate on Prime time TV and news adults who are going to run countries and have such power displaying behaviour that if done by a child in school or home would result in Timeout/Naughty Corner.
I love politics but debates do not influence my vote I prefer to look at history, policy etc and won't use debates as deciding factor until standard of behaviour of candidates during debates improve.

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Matt Sawyer

The Platform is the most important for me, but I think The gut feeling should be listened too as well.

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DaPinkBublé

i will never vote for republican or democrat. both political parties are to blame for the sad state our nation is in.

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Platte puss

My issue isn't with the debates it is with the electoral college.

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Mikael Bergström

Debates are basically bullshit. It's a lot easier to make shit up when there's no way for your opponent to fact-check you. Debates means rational arguments and facts don't matter, or at least that they are second to personal charisma and "personality". It heavily favors bullies and liars. In order for there to be any sort of meaningful debate, there needs to be plenty of time for each participant to look up facts and rally their arguments. Real-time politics is bullshit.

Also: Not getting emotional or swayed by someone trying to make things personal is not a negative thing. We need more rational, calm people. Not more angry, emotional idiots.

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Platte puss

When Hillary Clinton wanted to say this you know that she wanted to throw some F-bombs and other expletives in there. That was just creepy.

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Eltener123

Debates only matter because the average voter's a moron who cares more about charisma than policy

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Kyotosomo

Obviously everybody is already stubbornly set in their views so the debates won't change many minds, BUT I'd have to imagine big moments still play a factor in energizing voters (like "wow this guy's awful I need to vote we can't let him win"). Keep in mind in some of these elections other events outside of the debates could have happened to balance out the impact (like if a great debate moment gave you a couple points but a scandal lost you a couple so it appears as if the debate moment had no impact).

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fridalish .

This is so interesting to me. I'm first generation Mexican-American so learning about our history in this detail is great! Thank You For The Educational Video!

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IronDragonPcGaming

Is she pregnant?

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Kosak Grabovsky

Wow, only complaint about women in office(or buisness) is that their too emotional. But a principled stand on an extremely emotionally charged answer is bad for a man. Fuck that shit.

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Kosak Grabovsky

Maybe voters should just ignorr the media talking about the debates. That seems to be the problem.

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Tiger800 XCx

14:15 My skin crawled when Killary got multiple US Citizens murdered in Benghazi. So, Trump "looming" over her means nothing to me.

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Rogue Rocket

Hmmm… Do you think that these debates have something to do with the outcomes of the accompanying elections?

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Oscar Munoz

Is Marya pregonte?

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meej33

Actually, the whole "Nixon winning the debate over the radio" was the result of just one poll, others lined up with the idea that Kennedy won.

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Bears and Beats

It’s …. almost like you are saying that the two party system reinforces division, creating echo chambers and emotionally based arguments of tribalism over facts.

Crazy.

But seriously, forever ago in college we studied the impact of the jfk debate as every polsci 101 did and this video definitely contradicts our taught conclusions.
Cool to learn things.

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Alex Maction

The idea that your gut would matter more than political stances is completely moronic to me.

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Killy

Welcome back Maria!

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MyRealNameIs NunyaBiz

The whole point of this video is to push for there to be no
debate in an effort to help the dems save face for when Trump destroys
Biden on the world stage. In case anyone hasn't noticed, this channel
and Phil's main channel have been drifting further and further left with
every episode. Phil is a staunch lefty masquerading as a moderate
fence-sitter. In a very recent video, Phil made excuses for Biden's
gaffs, attributing them to a stuttering problem rather than cognitive
decline. It's very clear what is going on here. Phil is pushing to have
the debates canceled. He should just come out and admit it.

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MechanizedMan

Mmmmm, I wonder what the 2016 debates will look like in the future.

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CaptainAce

I’ve never been suade by debates. Like you said, I already have my mind made up by the time the debates start unless I’m torn between 2 candidates. I think a purpose they serve is to show voters how the candidate can handle being challenged by peers and others on their polices. If they can’t do it respectfully and with a level head that will impact my decision in the long run.

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William Moore

But we know polls are not accurate, so how can we really know if the debates have an effect.

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Ryan McQuillen

That Al Gore "in your face" moment is one of the dumbest things I've ever seen. That's such an old school, Lyndon B. Johnson-esque style of intimidation, and done at a time when it made absolutely no sense in context.

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Gregor Clegane

Dukakis: rides a tank

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: "Watch out, folks. We got a badass over here."

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Darth Star Killer

Presidential debates: LOUD NOISES

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Monkeu

Jesus anyone else get an Ad after the report said the words raped and murdered. That's a hard tonal shift

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Jedimaster 1806

Good video, except Trump wasnt looming. She walked in front of him and the camera made it look like he was following her. She invaded his space, not the other way around.

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steven cook

nope

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Carlos Rodriguez

As somebody who opposes the death penalty, the answer should've been: "Well I'd want to kill the bastard myself! But dangerous vigilantism isn't welcome in our society and neither should state sanctioned killing."

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DK

Congrats Maria! 💜

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Mandee S.

With your cute ass baby bump!! 🔥😍😁

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Vorago

I think they have an impact when there are multiple people on the stage.
I started watching the primaries this year, and there were several candidates (Klobuchar, Yang, Steyer) who I just felt like were background noise, but after watching them in 5 debates I had a really good sense of what they stood for. Between just 2 people though, everyone's pretty much decided already and are just tuning in out of curiosity.

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bronson

Did Bloomberg's first (and last) debate performance have any influence? He was going up before the debate of 20 February but after that his poll numbers became more stable.

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Tim Forston

"I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience," Ronald Reagan quipped during the 1984 presidential debates when asked if, at 73, he is too old to be President.

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Michael Berthelsen

Depends on how the debate goes, whether there are any major moments that can impact the electorate. If nothing special happens, it won't make much of a difference.

Also, looking lovely, Maria.😊👍

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Jonathan Perigo

The question i believe that is more important is whether or not party nominee debates are effective. And i would argue they probably are a lot more important than actual right v left presidential debates.

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andyrihn1

I get the impression this vid is trying to poison the well in advance of Biden’s inevitable on-stage aneurism

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NicoIsLame

Not sure social media doesn't seem to make people become more educated rather than oh this meme/ vid is my aesthetic so I like/ share it into echo chamber

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Luna

Are you OK? I don't know if there's something with a sound but your voice is weird.

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Ed D.L.C.

People can hardly form their own opinion anymore and stick to their bias beliefs so I think the impact is minimal

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Republic Of Texas

I forgot about that Bush Gore debate. That nod that Bush did is still funny.

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Ryan Voll

I’m not American, so I don’t vote for the a President.

But as for debates, normally in my country the debate doesn’t cause my decision. Most elections I usually have my mind made up before the debate due to platforms. But in the most recent election for my country, I actually had to watch the debate. The platforms were so horrible, and campaigns were all about bitching about their opponents, that they never told us what they planned to do for our country.
I ended up voting for the only person who acted like an adult in the debate, and kept trying to bring the conversations back to “what will you do for Canadians?”
Unfortunately that person didn’t win. But I kinda knew prior to the election he wouldn’t get enough seats.

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Joshua Blume

Hillary gave moderate right leaning people a huge boost in passion when she made the deplorables comment.

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blarblablarblar

If we had real debates rather than mudslinging shitshows then I would imagine they might matter lol. My guess is policy-focused people don't care at all and the WWE watchers just come out convinced that their candidate won.

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Republic Of Texas

Interesting timing releasing this video considering the Dems are about to nominate a gaff machine that can't remember where he is or wants to reminisce about children touching his leg hair in the pool. Or the slight chance they nominate the dude who wants to look on the bright side of communist China, the Soviet Union, and Fidel Castro. Bread lines aren't that bad.

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Austin Vawter

Didn’t really touch on it, but I imagine debates would matter more for party primaries where the field is larger so it helps those who are able to stand out among 10 or 20 candidates

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uberchops

Nobody changes their mind in singular moments like during or after a debate. It's a process that happens slowly over time in ways that protect people's egos. And debate is a part of that process. I also think early primary debates are far more important than the later ones because that's where I at least get my first real impression of a lot of political players. This can absolutely affect things later on when those people endorse a candidate or run for another office. It's almost impossible to quantify the effects of something as gnarled as a political debate, but it at least looks to me like Sanders would have never even gotten on the map without the debates in 2016.

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å

If you want to have a good debate the system needs to be indirect debating with referee.

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Sean Lane

Yo that question at 6:30 was fucked up. I don’t mean to come off like some tough guy bro but I don’t think I’d be able to contain my words if some body asked me that about my wife in a business setting or otherwise. Major props to the candidate for remaining professional.

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littlemissperfect16

Maybe not so much debates, but the media narrative that actual matter after said debates.

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David Paris Bravo

Debates may lose re-elections like George H.W. Bush, "read my lips, no new taxes"

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PandaJohn71

The debates matter but need rules that are followed: ie. No backhanded comments about the opposition, no interruptions. Also all candidates run on their stump from Jan. 1 of an election year…with Dec. 1 prior year as deadline for agreeing to run. All candidates in each debate.

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TheCreepypro

I want to think that debates matter but since in almost every debate I have watched where I think one candidate is superior and won hands down ends up losing the election so in the face of the facts I must agree with the stance presented in this video

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I don't even know.

niceee

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bagehi

That, or it means political polls are unreliable.

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Josh Keating

Great we have these decided before the debates, can we shorten the campaigns?

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Bloodlust Hunter

In short american politics( and all politics) are a clown show and I will never be able to take these politician seriously

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Wigzz0316

No, no, yes views

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Erica Colburn

I thought this video was going to chronicle how meaningless campaign promises have been over the years.

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ZEN TANGO Oscar Wright

hmmm…Lovely, lovely girl !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mishawaka Post

Nixon and Kennedy socialized together with their wives when they were in Congress.

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rsmorex

another thing that could go for how trump won… was seen in public and addressing the public in a windbreaker and baseball cap which I think made him seem more down to earth than a politician who always wears an expensive suit in public.

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Pilch Plays

You should explore the validity of polls. Seems most polls are still done via phone calls. Typically to home phone numbers. Which fewer and few people have at their house now days. And most people don't answer unknown numbers or hang up on robo calls like these. So why are they still considered usable info?

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Eric D

Winning debates doesn't matter but that's not the point. It's an easy way for people to find out about the candidates and it can increase voter turnout. It's much more about getting people thinking about politics than it is about convincing people to vote for a specific candidate.They can play a role in how some people vote but that is usually only if they were already on the fence before the debate.

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Jonathon Phillips

The debates seem to be a big attempt to sway undecided voters.

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Evan D

Is that a backdrop or actual furniture???? I can’t pay attention until I know

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Jon E

Trump will lose but does it matter with the electoral college

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John C

is she pregnant?

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The God Emperor

Debates are why Kamala Harris died as the front runner when Tulsi bodied her in the Dem Primary Debate.

Too bad the DNC is keeping her outta debates now cause they don't want her destroying Biden.

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loverlei79

Can't wait till Biden debates Trump on why Biden is running for Senate and loves children playing with his leg hair. 🤣 My how Democrats have fallen.

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Gayane Palanjyan

Good video and very informative Thank you

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mou aragon

Debates would be more efficient if they were not focused only on to parties

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Finn Ryan

Wow this was done very professionally thank you!

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Armando Montero

7:25 y ou should never vote for your feeling. you should always vote with reason, the most fit person to do the best job for everybody if you wanna vote with your feeling just look how latin america its fuck up in most country because people vote for politics with they feeling and not with reason. clear example it was Hugo Chavez in venezuela, most people vote for him because they "love him" and he always said they love the people in venezuela. 20 year after we all know how that love end up.

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aimson

I can see how they won't matter on average, but not everybody has made up their mind of whom to vote for before debates. There is always the potential to sway individual voters, even if the aggregate is not different.

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sabata2

Primary debates are more important than Presidential debates. But the bigger problem is segmenting who is allowed to vote in the primaries and appealing to specific demographics over others.
My Democrat friends, can't pick the more moderate republican because they don't have access to the Primary.
And I can't pick the more moderate democrat because I know that as a white male, the Democrats are going to throw me under the bus in order to win.

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GlitchKing

I wonder if debates are more swaying when it comes to primaries. Since you are dealing with multiple choices from "your own team" and not "us or them" as many view the final 2 candidates.

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h8today

Trump didn't "stand directly behind Clinton". He stood next to his podium, she kept walking over in front of him.

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BareSphereMass

I like these longer in-depth videos.

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PhobosDynami

I'm pretty sure the presidential debates don't help when it gets to the final two. But I did learn somethings about candidates I hadn't heard about until the debates and found them to be the best choices. But Republicans will vote Republican, Democrats will vote Democrat.

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Marcos Lomeli

Great video from rogue nation. Good work team

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MrSlowestD16

Nah, debates today don't mean anything. People's minds are already made up, and the "non-political" people who don't already have a candidate in mind likely aren't even going to vote. People just cheer when their candidate does good & feel bad when their candidate does bad, but nobody changes their minds about it – at least not today. I think at one time that was true, but that was a time before the internet.

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Conrad Shields

I think Trump just wanted to make sure he was prominent on screen the whole time. If he was sitting in his seat, the camera could frame him as being small in the background. All about his ego.

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Luminous player

The debates mostly show how ridiculous each candidate is willing to get.

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The Whiskey Gunner

The debates are a shit show, especially with 10 candidates on stage

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Donluvshoes Yt

Ok so its been a couple videos Ive felt this way so Im going to come right out and say it: Maria is boring.

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Ronda Murphy

Yes, they affect outcomes, not to change minds, but by reinforcing.

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Named Michael

I find this interesting. If I start watching a debate and am on the fence about who to support, a bad performance would sway my opinion. This happened during this years debates.

I think that if you do go in already knowing who you want to support, then sure, it probably won’t matter. But to those watching for the purpose of finding their candidate — it matters.

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NerevarineVivec

I don't understand the conclusion this video keeps making. They say that the debates do not matter, that they only swing a minimal amount of votes, 1 or 2%. But then they turn around and say that the elections themselves were extremely close. Does that not mean that the debates were super important? That because of the debates and their performance that they were able to swing enough votes, no matter how minimal, to their side and thus win?

If the vast majority of the electorate is dead-set in their ways, lifelong Republican or Democrats, then the small margin of voters that can be swung are determined by these debates. Sure the number of people that were persuaded might be small. But in the elections as close as American Elections, those small persuasions are extremely important.

This video does not offer an alternative to what exactly is swinging voters. It takes the presumption that the debates are changing the mind of a minimal amount of the electorate, claims that as meaningless, and offers no alternative to what is swinging votes to win elections.

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Colonel Shitpost

tulsi broke kamala's campaign

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