View Full Version : Times Each Candidate Talked

01-30-2008, 09:42 PM
While watching the debate I tried to keep track of how many times each candidate talked. I defined talking not as how many questions but just as how many times they got to talk.

The Mccain-Romney arguments made it a little tough and I missed a few minutes towards the end so this isn't 100% accurate...

Here are the numbers:

Romney: 17
Mccain: 13
Paul: 7
Huck: 10


Romney: 36.17
Mccain: 27.66
Paul: 14.89
Huck: 21.28

Romney "talked" more than twice as many times as Ron Paul and without a doubt got the most time and questions closely followed by Mccain.

Should have called it the Romney Show with co-host/sidekick John Mccain.

01-30-2008, 09:45 PM
Its not how much time you get its what you do with the time your given.

Ron Paul said what needed to be said. The debates are about contrast the other three guys are all running on the same platform. More war, More spending and not obeying the constitution. Ron Paul is the only one that stood out from the pack.

01-30-2008, 09:47 PM
I agree... I think Ron Paul did very well with the time given, but I was curious as to how often they would let each person talk.

01-30-2008, 09:48 PM
How can you have 36 minutes to talk and say nothing?

01-30-2008, 09:51 PM
Its not how much time you get its what you do with the time your given.