The 2008 election cycle offered candidates lots of opportunities to hone their skills, making for a fairly dull year.
Crowded debate stages, a wooden Democrat, canned zingers, and Swift Boats. It’s the 2004 U.S. Presidential election!
2000 saw a year of grueling and tough debates, in both the primary and general elections.
Not only was Bob Dole the least telegenic candidate since Nixon, he seemed to lack a clear grasp of what one had to do to come off well in a televised debate.
Savvy debate performances in 1992 helped Bill Clinton unseat an incumbent president.
With less than a week before the 2012 presidential election, Eric comes back to the present to do a roundup of the three debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Eric discusses 1988′s sparring matches between George H.W. Bush and Michael Dukakis. Now with 100 percent more “Tell-Back” audience response!
Mondale wonders where the beef is during the 1984 Democratic primary debates, and Reagan makes age a non-issue in the general election.
Ask yourself, “Are you better off than you were before you read Eric’s discussion of the Carter/Reagan debates?”
1976 saw Jimmy Carter plagued by Playboy and Gerald Ford stumbling over specifics. Oh, and then there was the Duel Of The Silent Mic.
Eric Thurm kicks off his Debate Night column with a look at the Kennedy/Nixon debates.