All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Presidential debate’

Televised Presidential Debates Do Matter, Shows Study

Ever since John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon appeared in a televised debate in 1960, TV debates have been powerful moments in U.S. presidential campaigns. In recent years, however, the purpose and influence of presidential debates has come into question as the events have become ever more staged. This week, a new study has shown that such debates are still …

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Al Gore Blames Altitude For Obama’s Debate Skills

Al Gore has said some things which have been lampooned over the years, but his speculation on why Mitt Romney seemed to dominate the debate last night has garnered more critics than usual. “I’m going to say something controversial here,” Gore said. “Obama arrived in Denver at 2 pm today, just a few hours before the debate started. Romney did …

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Presidential Debate In Denver Was Most Tweeted-About Event In U.S. Politics

Twitter announced early Thursday morning that Wednesday night’s presidential debate in Denver was the most tweeted-about event in U.S. politics. There were over 10 million tweets during the debate, according to the company. “The topic of tonight’s presidential debate was domestic policy, and citizens all over came to Twitter to share their comments and follow millions of real-time responses from …

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Romney Vs. Big Bird: Why The Internet Blew Up

During last night’s presidential debate, Governor Mitt Romney made a small comment about Sesame Street character Big Bird that might have gone unnoticed, except for the millions of people watching who support educational television. “I’m going to stop the subsidy to PBS,” Romney said. “I like PBS. I like Big Bird. I like you, too.” That last-second remark was aimed …

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