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What does it mean when the VP debates have higher viewership than the Pres. debates?

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by theogt, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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  2. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    She was the new thing and many have never heard of her or seen her before. Plus those that had seen those interviews and some were waiting to see if there was a melt down or if she would do well.
    Others wanted to see if Biden could manage to put his foot in his mouth enough to create a new guiness world record.
  3. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    That's nothing new.

    I remember back in 2000, after the Joe Lieberman/Dick Cheney debate, everyone scratched their head and wondered why their debates were more interesting then the Presidential Candidates of Bore and Gush.
  4. bobtheflob

    bobtheflob New Member

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    People have been hearing and seeing Obama and McCain for 10 months. Most people hadn't heard of Palin a few weeks ago.
  5. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Any numbers to back that up?
  6. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Nope, I couldn't find anything after a light google search.

    I just remeber all the networks saying how boring Bush/Gore debates were and that they were flooded with email saying people were wondering why Cheney/Lieberman were not running for POTUS.
  7. NinePointOh

    NinePointOh Well-Known Member

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    It's not necessarily "popular" in the sense that everybody likes her. "Polarizing" is more accurate. Conservatives tuned in because she excites them, and liberals tuned in because she riles them up.

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