The Instigator
SenatorZhen
Pro (for)
Winning
6 Points
The Contender
Starskii
Con (against)
Losing
0 Points

Independent presidential candidates will make a bigger impact in 2016.

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SenatorZhen
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/9/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 418 times Debate No: 60243
Debate Rounds (3)
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SenatorZhen

Pro

I will have to side with the affirmation that independent candidates WILL have more of a voice in the 2016 presidential elections. Good luck to my fellow contender, and let's get started!

1st round will be for opening greetings, and we will commence a 2 round debate.
Starskii

Con

I, Starskii hereby accept your challenge. I vow to fight a war of words under the flag of Con. Good luck to my opponent SenatorZhen. I look forward to a great debate.
Debate Round No. 1
SenatorZhen

Pro

Thank you Starskii, I too look forward to a good debate.
-People are sick and tired of partisan politics. Recent Gallup polling data (7/10/14) shows that 80% disapprove of the job Congress is doing, arguably because of the partisan divide. When we extrapolate this to the elections, independents might not win, but will make a bigger impact because they can run on the platform that they want to find solutions for America and they don't adhere to party lines.

http://www.gallup.com...
Starskii

Con

Starskii forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
SenatorZhen

Pro

I am truly sad that Starskii forfeited the round.

In Virginia's 7th Congressional District, Tea Party candidate Dave Brat ousted then- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican Primary. Brat did this, despite Cantor spending significantly on the campaign.
In Michigan, Rep. Justin Amash defeated GOP backed Brian Ellis 57.6% to 42.6%, despite Ellis having the support of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and spent more than $1 million on his campaign.

Examples show establishment is falling.
Starskii

Con

Starskii forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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lannan13
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture