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fhsdebatenovice
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popculturepooka
Con (against)
Winning
35 Points

President Obama would kick*** against past presidents

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/5/2010 Category: News
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,747 times Debate No: 10705
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fhsdebatenovice

Pro

Let see who can convince me he would lose. All out fist fight brawl
popculturepooka

Con

I thank my opponent for the interesting debate.

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The past president I nominate who's *** would NOT be kicked by President Obama in a fist-fight is former president of Washington's Basketball Operations [1] - none other than Michael Jordan himself.

I propose this for several reasons:

1. Michael Jordan is taller than Obama (Obama is 6'1" [2] and Jordan is 6'6" [3]) - this gives him a wingspan advantage which is crucial in a fistfight. In a fistfight the safest and best way to use your height is to hit from the outside thereby reducing your chances of being hit as well. This increases his chances of winning as well.

2. Michael Jordan also is heavier than Obama. Jordan weighs 215 pounds [3] as opposed to Obama's 180 pounds [2]. Weight is often another crucial factor in determining who's *** would get kicked in a fistfight. Weight generally means you can put more power into your blows than a smaller person thus do more damage per hit. This is often the reason why combat sports such as boxing are split into weight classes. Obama and Jordan would be in two different weight classes if they were boxing. Taking into account that Obama has referred to himself as "skinny" [4] as well it does not look good for him.

3. I also propose that Michael Jordan is in better shape than Obama. Being that Jordan was a former basketball/golf/baseball player he is likely to be in much better shape than Obama. Being in better shape provides tons of benefits - as it enables you to move more quickly in attacking and evasion and enables you have more cardiovascular endurance which can be very important in a fight.

Taking all these factors and adding them up and I am assured that Michael Jordan would NOT get his *** kicked by President Obama. Not only that - he'd DO the *** kicking. :D

I now turn it over to my opponent.

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[1] http://www.usatoday.com...
[2] http://www.nytimes.com...
[3] http://www.nba.com...
[4] http://www.dailymail.co.uk...
[5] http://www.nydailynews.com...
Debate Round No. 1
fhsdebatenovice

Pro

When i started this debate i meant former presidents. If goes against former presidents he will kick***. No doubt about it. He's black and raised on the south side of my hometown chicago. Every person comes out of place tough and strong. Against Michael Jordan, yeah he's screwed.
popculturepooka

Con

My opponent contends that he meant former presidents - I contend I have met his standards. Michael Jordan is former president of Washington's Basketball Operations (see round 1 for source). Micheal Jordan meets this criteria.

I also find his contention that because Obama is black and from the south side of Chicago he is "tough and strong" dubious at best. But I shall leave that aside.

I urge voters to vote Con as Pro has admitted that Obama has no chance of besting Michael Jordan in a bout of fisticuffs.

I now turn it over to my opponent.
Debate Round No. 2
fhsdebatenovice

Pro

fhsdebatenovice forfeited this round.
popculturepooka

Con

Extend my arguments in to round 3.

Please vote Con - my opponent has failed to make a compelling case.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by popculturepooka 7 years ago
popculturepooka
LOL! Are you serious? TIED?!
Posted by popculturepooka 7 years ago
popculturepooka
What lexicaholic said.
Posted by Lexicaholic 7 years ago
Lexicaholic
Con wins.

Also, George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, and Dwight D. Eisenhower would all have taken Barack Obama in a fight of any kind, whatsoever.
Posted by Rezzealaux 7 years ago
Rezzealaux
CON wins.
Posted by snelld7 7 years ago
snelld7
FDN, you're insane if you think George Washington would lose in a fight to Obama.. Obama is nothing but a speaker, he's frail.. Soft.. p***y.. etc.

Washington was a warrior!!
Posted by mongeese 7 years ago
mongeese
CON wins.
Posted by popculturepooka 7 years ago
popculturepooka
lol @ feverish.
Posted by wjmelements 7 years ago
wjmelements
Hamilton wasn't a president.
Posted by J.Kenyon 7 years ago
J.Kenyon
Old Hickory'd lick 'im
Posted by Sky_ace25 7 years ago
Sky_ace25
I heard George Washington had a mean axe and I heard Hamilton got into gun shot duels. =P
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