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Tweeting The WGN GOP Debate

This was the second debate in two nights and the third in a week - and it showed. Piling on the debates at the end of a campaign isn't very constructive, and often sets up counter-productive dynamics.

For example, when there is a clear frontrunner, as there is in the case of Bruce Rauner, the dynamic becomes "attack the frontrunner." And then the media equation becomes "did anyone land a knockout blow" and by that time we've drifted far from reality because the veracity of the attacks matter little when a sense of inevitability sets in.

So here's an idea: Schedule debates at the beginning, middle and end of the campaign. You're welcome!

And not as well as Carol Marin did the night before.

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I mean, you might as well say "Please give us your answer on clouting your daughter into Payton again" . . . "Please tell us why you won't release the report again" . . . "Please tell us why you cut that ad for Barack Obama again" . . . "Please tell us about your business problems again" . . . Advance the ball, please.

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Previously:
* Tweeting The ABC7 GOP Debate.

* Tweeting The NBC5 GOP Debate.

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Comments welcome.



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Posted on March 6, 2014


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