Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Intrigues of Political Debate

If you've ever entered into a political debate, you should understand that politics is always intriguing, complicated but never easy. It is far too simplistic to try and categorize individuals as being on the political left or political right.If you've ever entered into a political debate, you will know that politics is usually intriguing, confusing but never simple. It's far too simplistic to try to categorize persons as being on the political left or political right. If you ask ten folks to state what being a Democrat means probably you will get 10 different answers. The same goes for Republicans. Even within the political parties you'll get a variety of thoughts veering from the far left to moderate and perhaps even far right on some issues. This has lead to some people suggesting that a third party is required.A political debate needs to be an opportunity for folks to place their opinions across and argue, politely, with their opponents. The winner of the debate is the one with the most convincing argument. That's the theory. The fact is a little different. When you have two people involved in a public debate, the person who is seen as the winner is usually the one having more charm and charisma. They're better able to put their point across and are able to present their views in the language of the listener. They may even look better. It is noted that President Obama's natural good looks and charm didn't do him any harm in the political field. It is a fact of human nature that we often side on the part of the person who seems the best instead of the opinions they hold.Watching a political debate can be enjoyable and educational when it is held in the proper format and is properly controlled. Unfortunately nearly always they result in a shouting match between the two candidates/parties with verbal private attacks featuring very frequently. If you are associated with a discussion about politics always keep your composure and pay attention to the views of the other side. You never know but they might have some thing remarkable to talk about.