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Judging The Debates

I thought Bush lost the first presidential debate in 2000–partly because I was thinking narrowly about the arguments presented, partly because I was filtering out all the things I found incredibly annoying about Gore but assumed I found annoying because I was partisan. I won’t make those mistakes again–just new ones.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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