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One More Debate Thought

By on 8.5.07 | 1:56PM

Rudy did something interesting in this debate. He went after the questioner for the built in assumption that raising taxes will give more revenue for things like bridge building. Everyone remembers the Ron Paul moment from the earlier debate and this was not as dramatic but there is a common thread. I think after years of listening to liberal conventional wisdom in New York he is more attuned to hearing the built in fallacies in his critics' and opponents' reasoning and more likely to go after them for it. Part of it is the skill of listening fully to the question and part is the instinct to combat what he thinks are wrongheaded ideas. If he makes it to the White House, they should sell tickets to the presidential press conferences.

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