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Old 10-15-2012, 05:13 PM
 
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Default Is the outcome of the 2nd debate really going to change your mind?

re: Presidential election

You already know who you're voting for. If your candidate debates poorly, will that affect your decision one way or another? Or do you believe that it's the party and its policies that you're voting for, and not how good your candidate is at rhetoric?

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Old 10-16-2012, 09:29 AM
 
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So, what do you think - could your decision change based on the outcome of tonight's, and the 3rd, debate?
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:30 AM
 
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No, both candidates suck

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Old 10-16-2012, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I like to think that most people vote based on principles, that don't change when there is a debate.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:36 AM
 
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The left wing media are already primed to touting an Obama win. Just like the Biden fiasco. they will scream Obama's got his mojo back no matter how bad he is.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:36 AM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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I like to think that most people vote based on principles, that don't change when there is a debate.
Yes. One would hope so.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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I certainly hope the debate will help me make up my mind. I have an early ballot here. Everything else is ready to go. Its just the president I cannot decide about.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:50 AM
 
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I like to think that most people vote based on principles, that don't change when there is a debate.
Which is true, virtually everyone has made up their mind, and has months (if not years) ago. Virtually every election is just pandering to that 3% or so of independents that may not be very active in politics, but do show up to vote at the presidential elections and make their decision on watching a debate or two.

These individuals are the ones the decide elections, as to why they are the main focus during the campaign season.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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No. I have turned into a political junkie this year out of boredom, I guess. I know what the two candidates stand for an my mind is made up.

I think the debate is more about enthusiasm than changing minds. A good showing for Obama will help his get out the vote efforts and put him over the top. Another boring performance may make it hard to get those lukewarm supporters to the polls. Romney has already energized his voters with the last debate. If he falls on his face, which I don't expect, he might lose a little of his own enthusiasm. But this debate is far more important to Obama's chances than it is to Romney's.
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