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Response to Donald Ian Rankin (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 06:49 AM

4. No, although I do encourage anyone who is willfully ignorant of the issues not to vote.

 

If the purpose of presidential debates isn't to inform voters of things they didn't already know, what is it?

To persuade voters who are easily swayed by sound bites and emotion rather than thoughtful arguments ans reason. This is a significant portion (majority?) of the electorate, after all.

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