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How to Win a Presidential Debate, According to Aaron Sorkin

9 October 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Most of Aaron Sorkin’s professional life has been spent making political debates — both personal and public — into poetically entertaining and informative exchanges. In “The West Wing,” he did it every week. Josh and Toby would fight it out until one was proven the victor or a compromise was reached. In “The Newsroom,” Will McAvoy would lambaste politicians, and his reports would often lead to various ethical conversations with his staff.

The point is, Aaron Sorkin knows a thing or two about winning a debate, and our current presidential candidates could learn from his work. We’ve examined the most pertinent examples of debate procedures, and the points below represent key strategies for winning a verbal battle. Apply them wisely.

Read More: How to Watch the First 2016 Presidential Debate: Live Stream [Video]

1. Don’t let third party candidates into the debate.

This one is fairly easy to do these days, considering »

- Ben Travers

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How to Win a Presidential Debate, According to Aaron Sorkin

9 October 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Most of Aaron Sorkin’s professional life has been spent making political debates — both personal and public — into poetically entertaining and informative exchanges. In “The West Wing,” he did it every week. Josh and Toby would fight it out until one was proven the victor or a compromise was reached. In “The Newsroom,” Will McAvoy would lambaste politicians, and his reports would often lead to various ethical conversations with his staff.

The point is, Aaron Sorkin knows a thing or two about winning a debate, and our current presidential candidates could learn from his work. We’ve examined the most pertinent examples of debate procedures, and the points below represent key strategies for winning a verbal battle. Apply them wisely.

Read More: How to Watch the First 2016 Presidential Debate: Live Stream [Video]

1. Don’t let third party candidates into the debate.

This one is fairly easy to do these days, considering »

- Ben Travers

Permalink | Report a problem


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