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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #18)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 04:01 PM

24. If debate teams were running for public office, a wise coach would teach them about style.

 

Because presentation is a huge part of politics, and this debate was a part of a political campaign, not simply part of a debate tournament.

Ask your father about the difference.

How many times have we heard about women candidates "shrillness" or "irritating voice?" And people on DU stated that it's something that must be dealt with if they are to be "likeable," and "electable," with no such scolding for being a 'cheap shot' with 'zero merit.'

Even Bernie got coaching on things like smiling more, remembering to say the name of the person that he's talking with when on camera, etc.

We like our politicians to have charisma. That's a fact of life, and if acknowledging when it's lacking is a 'cheap shot" it's one they knew about long before they stepped into the limelight.







If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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