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Ignoring the Audience

As usual, I'm leaving it to others to dissect the second Presidential debate in terms of policy and politics and instead focus on what we can learn from that exchange to become better critical thinkers and effective communicators. As readers of Critical Voter well know, the most important question that needs answering in order to understand the dynamic of a persuasive presentation is "Who is the actual audience?" The second debate used a Town-Hall style format, which tried to create an intimacy one sees in smaller (often untelevised) small-group meetings that take place earlier in the campaign season.
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