The media is always anticipating televised presidential debate. And they are doing a good job in hyping such political event to another level turning it into some sort of a Super Bowl, but for American democracy and economics. On the other hand, political experts taken into consideration that in contrast to party conventions, election debates don’t usually have significant impact among voters.
Good in Numbers?
To fullest extent, the debates play a critical role in relation to persuading people. The format might somewhat favor challengers on whom the general public should know and should root for.
A classic example for this would be the former and late John F. Kennedy. Even though research from political experts has confirmed proverbial notion he won over TV audience, but it has no radio listenership
Not only that, gaffs could possibly harm the candidates as with the faulty knowledge of Gerald Ford from Eastern Europe, George Bush is looking at Al Gore’s audible signing.
No One can Dictate the Public
Even though there are a lot of reporters who are looking forward for the loser and winner, viewers and listeners have a completely different notion which makes simultaneous judgment. One whether the candidate is a wiser choice and two, whether the candidate appears to be a good pick for the presidency.