The Instigator
DudeWithoutTheE
Pro (for)
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The Contender
Noumena
Con (against)
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The United States should elect a woman as President in 2016

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after 3 votes the winner is...
Noumena
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/31/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 994 times Debate No: 29725
Debate Rounds (4)
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Votes (3)

 

DudeWithoutTheE

Pro

Debate parameters:

1) I have burden of proof
2) By 'should' I am arguing that the consequences of electing any reasonable female candidate, Republican or Democrat, will be better than that of electing any real-world male candidate with similar political positions, and as a result that Primary voters in both parties ought to support female candidates if a viable one is available (and that such women who fill these criteria have a certain imperative to offer themselves as candidates). I am not, for example, arguing that electing Paris Hilton would be superior to electing the platonic ideal of a politician who happens to be male.
3) I am NOT arguing that American voters should in any sense be forced to vote for female candidates, just that it would be better if they did.
4) Character limit will be 6,000 words, and the reference list must be included within those. Use of external reference lists or lists in comments will be considered cheating.
5) The format is as follows: First round for setting out initial cases. Con may, if (s)he wishes, use some of this time for rebuttal, but is also required to present some kind of concrete case for the negation of the resolution. Second round is for rebuttal and extension. New substantive arguments may not be offered in the third round, but new rebuttals, new examples, and comparative analysis are permitted.
Noumena

Con

Ill merely elect to use this round as an acceptance of this debate. Good luck to Pro and I look forward to a thought provoking debbate here.
Debate Round No. 1
DudeWithoutTheE

Pro

DudeWithoutTheE forfeited this round.
Noumena

Con

Perhaps we can start in R3?
Debate Round No. 2
DudeWithoutTheE

Pro

DudeWithoutTheE forfeited this round.
Noumena

Con

Conceded?
Debate Round No. 3
DudeWithoutTheE

Pro

Conceded. I'll do this when I have more time, vote Con.
Noumena

Con

Vote Con I guess.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by DudeWithoutTheE 4 years ago
DudeWithoutTheE
In answer to your previous, I'd rather do this properly if at all. Prefer to concede and re-start at a point when I have more time, which sadly isn't likely to be this month.
Posted by DudeWithoutTheE 4 years ago
DudeWithoutTheE
UNGGGGGGRWHGAETHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Bloody computer crashing just as I come to post my argument. That's what I get for not finishing it until four minutes to deadline.
Posted by DudeWithoutTheE 4 years ago
DudeWithoutTheE
Right... to be fair and not keep you watching this all night... I've had some stuff come up. Gonna try to finish writing the argument tomorrow night. If I don't, I don't.
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Vote Placed by Raisor 4 years ago
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DudeWithoutTheENoumenaTied
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Reasons for voting decision: Con made terrible arguments that i didnt agree with at all. the us should definitely have a woman president pro shouldnt be so sexist.
Vote Placed by Mirza 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro admitted to having the burden of proof. Both debaters neglecting arguments favors Con. Pro conceded nonetheless. Arguments and conduct to Con.
Vote Placed by 1Devilsadvocate 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: counter VB