Say something nice about your opponent: How politicians respond to debate trick question (VIDEO).

“Say Something Nice About Your Opponent”: How Politicians Respond to a Classic Trick Question

“Say Something Nice About Your Opponent”: How Politicians Respond to a Classic Trick Question

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Nov. 3 2014 11:45 AM

“Please Say Something Nice About Your Opponent”

How politicians deflect an enduring debate trick. 

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Politicians are used to being aggressive. What happens when they’re forced to be passive aggressive? In the video above, Mike Pesca breaks down how opposing candidates wiggle out of an irresistible debate question. ​

Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

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