The first of three presidential candidate debates was held a few weeks ago. From what I saw and what I witnessed, the objective majority agrees that Mitt Romney won the debate. The next debate between the two presidential candidates should prove interesting. I expect Barack to come out swinging and for Mitt to be caught off guard.
(Remember that winning a debate is one thing, running a country is yet a-greater-nother.)
Tonight, the Vice-Presidential candidates will debate.
I urge all to watch the remaining debates truly open-minded and objectively.
Can we try to assume that neither person (party) is intentionally lying (telling half-truths for self-promotion, sure, but not intentionally lying)?
Instead, can we openly listen for the world-view from which each candidate speaks and begin to truly make political decisions as informed individuals rather than as religious, political, economic, or racial factions fueled by the fire of facebook.
© 2012, Dr. Phil Bryant
Dr. Bryant is an Assistant Professor of Management at Columbus State University and co-author of Managing Employee Turnover.