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Posted By: John Hardly
12-Oct-03 - 11:28 AM
Thread Name: BS: Fighting fair in arguments
Subject: RE: BS: Fighting fair in arguments
"because you are better at argument does not make you right".

Yeah, but it almost always wins. Take for example the Quayle/Benson debate. The great line "You are no Jack Kennedy" was a huge zinger..

...but largely a non-sequitor. Quayle wasn't claiming anything but the same political experience as a young Jack Kennedy, but Benson, seeing a huge rhetorical vulnerability, handed perhaps the biggest single debate loss in political history with one line.