Monday, March 27, 2006
Debriefing on Debating
In this space for the next few days, I will give my observations about the nightly proceedings in my debate with Mr. Hafley. I'll be brutally honest about how I did, and tell you what I thought were the strengths and weaknesses while they are fresh in my mind. I'll do this until the fat lady sings.
The first two nights he will affirm and I will rebut. You may wonder why the negative point gets to start with affirmation. Good question. It's their debate. They hold it there, provide the room, almost everything, because this is a big tradition with them. I'm coming into their house, so I follow their rules, so to speak. I've seen this guy debate someone else, and believe me, he will be a challenge rhetorically. Doctrinally, no, but rhetorically yes. We'll see you after the first round.