‘Most Likeable’ vote important during presidential debate

Sam Nelson, director of the Cornell University Speech and Debate Society and senior lecturer at Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, explains why campaign teams will downplay audience expectations this week, and how the candidates will use subtle debate techniques to increase their ‘likability’ ratings among voters. Bio: https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/people/samuel-nelson For more on Nelson’s debate […]

Trump’s anticipated absence from the debate shines light on big business of presidential campaigns

Adam Seth Levine is assistant professor of government at Cornell University and author of “American Insecurity: Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction”. He believes Trump’s refusal to participate in the FOX-hosted debate is an agenda-setting move that questions a key part of traditional campaigning. Levine says: “Everyone is talking about the Megyn Kelly […]