My History Can Beat Up Your Politics

Do We Dare Say Debates Don't Matter Anymore?

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My History Can Beat Up Your Politics

Bruce Carlson

Description: Since 2006, bringing historical context to the politics of today. TV pundits discuss politics in a vacuum. Cable news tells you everything is 'breaking news' but in most cases, events have long roots in history. In this podcast, we smash and bash the pol

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Do We Dare Say Debates Don't Matter Anymore?

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No debate has ever reached the 1960 ratings in terms of number of households. Why? Is it because they don't matter. Hard to say that now. 2012 if anything showed that a debate can change the race. but also that the number of debates can reduce the impact of any one. We look at historical TV ratings for debates. We look at poll impact of debates in history, and we look at possible changes - especially including 3rd party candidates into debates.

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