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Final speaking times from each GOP candidate

imabench
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8/7/2015 7:31:31 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
One of the ways that people measure who won in a debate is to find out how much speaking time each candidate ended up logging once the debate concluded. The more time you get to speak, the more you can put your plans out to the public and state your stance on the issues, so while its not an open-and-shut way to judge who won a debate, it can certainly provide insight into who at least benefitted the most in the debate by being under the spotlight the most

http://www.pbs.org...

Final times (candidates have been spaced out to better illustrate how much time they got compared to other candidates:

Donald Trump: 11 minutes, 6 seconds

Jeb Bush: 8 minutes, 40 seconds

Mike Huckabee: 6 minutes, 39 seconds
John Kasich: 6 minutes, 37 seconds
Ted Crus: 6 minutes, 33 seconds
Ben Carson: 6 minutes, 22 seconds
Marco Rubio: 6 minutes, 20 seconds
Chris Christie: 6 minutes, 10 seconds

Scott Walker: 5 minutes, 49 seconds

Rand Paul: 5 minutes, 6 seconds

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Total time = 69 minutes, 22 seconds
Average time among ten candidates = 6 minutes, 56 seconds

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So apart from Jeb Bush, Donald Trump had nearly twice as much speaking time as any other candidate at the debate last night.

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8/7/2015 7:47:14 PM
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Gee, I wonder why they shafted Paul... Fox certainly isn't biased or anything.
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8/7/2015 7:50:58 PM
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At 8/7/2015 7:47:14 PM, ShabShoral wrote:
Gee, I wonder why they shafted Paul... Fox certainly isn't biased or anything.

Maybe cause every time they let him speak, he sounded like a whiney infant.
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8/7/2015 7:59:45 PM
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Goes to show how lame these "debates" really are in terms of intellectualism. Each individual speaker in a high school public forum debate (a format often criticized for being too short) gets more speaking time than this.
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8/7/2015 8:08:50 PM
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At 8/7/2015 7:59:45 PM, thett3 wrote:
Goes to show how lame these "debates" really are in terms of intellectualism. Each individual speaker in a high school public forum debate (a format often criticized for being too short) gets more speaking time than this.

Are there normally 10 people in a high school public forum debate though?
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8/7/2015 8:13:40 PM
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At 8/7/2015 8:08:50 PM, imabench wrote:
At 8/7/2015 7:59:45 PM, thett3 wrote:
Goes to show how lame these "debates" really are in terms of intellectualism. Each individual speaker in a high school public forum debate (a format often criticized for being too short) gets more speaking time than this.

Are there normally 10 people in a high school public forum debate though?

No but there are four. I mean I'm not really gonna diss the format so much because I can't really think of a better one with 17 candidates. But I really wouldn't call it a "debate"...and for the final presidential debates I think it absolutely should be more intellectual than the Q/A type format
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8/7/2015 8:54:04 PM
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At 8/7/2015 7:47:14 PM, ShabShoral wrote:
Gee, I wonder why they shafted Paul... Fox certainly isn't biased or anything.

Funny how Fox was most blatantly biased against Trump and yet gave him the most time. Trying to stump him, but they failed!!!!
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8/7/2015 9:53:36 PM
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At 8/7/2015 7:59:45 PM, thett3 wrote:
Goes to show how lame these "debates" really are in terms of intellectualism. Each individual speaker in a high school public forum debate (a format often criticized for being too short) gets more speaking time than this.

I agree. The debate structure is pathetic. It's not even a debate. It's a collective Q & A, with a whole bunch of people, on a stage, at the same time.
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8/7/2015 10:02:58 PM
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At 8/7/2015 9:53:36 PM, YYW wrote:

I agree. The debate structure is pathetic. It's not even a debate. It's a collective Q & A, with a whole bunch of people, on a stage, at the same time.

Yes, but with that many people on stage, an actual debate is nearly impossible. Imagine you want to contrast or argue your view with your opponent but you have nine. In my opinion the Q&A way was inevitable with so many people up there.
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8/8/2015 1:43:20 PM
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At 8/7/2015 10:26:48 PM, Mirza wrote:
Is there a reason why it's only 2 hours long?

It's either what they all agreed to, or only what Fox wanted to give.
I think 2 hours is the standard debate, though. We Americans barely watch them as it is, and coupled with our lack of attention span, anything longer is just asking too much of the public.

In case you are unaware, the actual presidential debate, between the two main parties, is usually three two-hour (or so) debates.
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8/8/2015 1:50:06 PM
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At 8/7/2015 10:26:48 PM, Mirza wrote:
Is there a reason why it's only 2 hours long?

Any longer, and you would have to make it a feature comedy and put it on pay-per-view.
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8/8/2015 3:45:03 PM
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At 8/7/2015 10:26:48 PM, Mirza wrote:
Is there a reason why it's only 2 hours long?

I think that 2 of the 3 Moderators for Fox had their own TV shows in time slots that would have had to been given up if the debate were allowed to run any longer than it did. So that may be a reason
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8/10/2015 9:34:36 PM
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According to the Donald the two women Carly Fiorina and Megyn Kelly have very different assets.
Looking at Carly for 10 minutes gave him a headache. Listening to Megyn for ten minutes gave him a headache. For someone who owns a pageant show. The Donald should know something about women.