The Instigator
Mrihearvoices
Con (against)
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The Contender
MrBrooks
Pro (for)
Winning
11 Points

Ronald Reagan was the greatest American president ever.

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MrBrooks
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/30/2012 Category: Politics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,256 times Debate No: 24512
Debate Rounds (3)
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Mrihearvoices

Con

This should be a very interesting debate. It seems like many people on DDO
The idea of this one is to have 5 fairly short rounds. We'll look at the statistics and accomplishments of Ron Reagan.
Rules: No trolling, no personal attacks, or anything of that nature.

Round 1 - Acceptance
Rounds 2, 3, and 4 - Clash
Round 5 - Closing Statements (no new arguments)

May the best win!

And one last thing: The Con does NOT HAVE to provide a counterexample. I want the focus of the debate to be on Reagan, not other presidents.
MrBrooks

Pro

I accept this challenge and look forward to the debate. I will be arguing that Ronald Reagan was not the greatest American president ever; the burden of proof is with my opponent, whom will have to prove that not only was Ronald Reagan a great president, but the greatest president in American history.

Since the debate is comparitive in nature, I will be providing examples of presidents that were greater than Ronald Reagan. Also my opponent's set up for the debate is flawed, so I assume that Round 1 is acceptance, Round 2 are arguments, and Round 3 will be either closing statements or rebuttals; I'd like for my opponent to clarify this in Round 2 if he'd be so kind.

Good luck, and have fun. Let's get this debate cooking. (TM)
Debate Round No. 1
Mrihearvoices

Con

Best of luck.

Just kidding, you've clearly misunderstood which side you're on. I win!
MrBrooks

Pro

Ronald Reagan is the best president in the universe ever. Vote Pro.
Debate Round No. 2
Mrihearvoices

Con

You're flip-flopping worse than Mitt Romney.
MrBrooks

Pro

A man can change his mind.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by waterskier 4 years ago
waterskier
I would vote mrihearvoices so they could get to a tie, but votings over
Posted by Mrihearvoices 4 years ago
Mrihearvoices
You guys are seriously saying I wasted the debate? It was a mistake as soon as he accepted for the wrong side, this shouldn't be taken seriously.
Posted by Mrihearvoices 4 years ago
Mrihearvoices
You may be surprised, I've seen many Reaganites on DDO.
Posted by InVinoVeritas 4 years ago
InVinoVeritas
"Great president." Oxymoron much?
Posted by Lordknukle 4 years ago
Lordknukle
Meh. Reagan was good but I don't really see any Pro ground for "Best President."
Posted by Mrihearvoices 4 years ago
Mrihearvoices
I win!!!
Posted by MrBrooks 4 years ago
MrBrooks
God damnit. Well I forfeit then.
Posted by Mrihearvoices 4 years ago
Mrihearvoices
MrBrooks, you have it all wrong. You chose Pro, therefore you're supposed to argue for Reagan.
Posted by DCH 4 years ago
DCH
How would one argue that Reagan was not the greatest president without mentioning other presidents? The question is comparative in its wording.
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Vote Placed by HunterSego 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I think that this is a troll debate but Con was rude.
Vote Placed by AlwaysMoreThanYou 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con failed to uphold any sort of a burden of proof. Additionally, he wasted the debate.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro initiated as Con. Don't do that, especially if you then refer to yourself as "Con." In any case, no debate occurred as no arguments were presented by either side.
Vote Placed by socialpinko 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Even though Pro began by mistaking his position in relation to the resolution, it was resolved before he actually made arguments. Therefore Con's decision not to provide an argument in support of his position means that he was unable to properly fulfill his burden of proof. I would also say that his responses in R2-3 could be taken as trolling which was forbidden by the rules which he himself put into place. Waste of a debate, the initial mistake by Pro didn't need to prematurely end it.