College-level speaking not required at the GOP debates
Trump is speaking at a fifth-grade level, according to an analysis of three GOP debates. And Cruz is the only candidate at a high school level.
Here is a particularly illuminating insight into how liberal media bias works, and how they attempt to slip the punch of those accusing them of it.
In debates rife with confrontation and verbal barbs, there was one thing that wasn’t a big surprise: Nobody was speaking above a high school level.
But the competition isn’t all that great. On the other extreme end we have Ted Cruz. He was a high school valedictorian and has degrees from Princeton and Harvard. Cruz was talented enough to be Texas solicitor general, meaning he represented the state in oral arguments in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Even with those kinds of credentials, he’s averaging only a ninth-grade level in the debates. And yet that grade is more advanced than anybody else on the stage.
Eventually – 12 paragraphs in – they finally admit the obvious reason:
Here’s why: Complicated speech doesn’t necessarily help anybody in the polls. There is no value in being over people’s heads, especially if you are trying to win their emotions. As we have described here before, voter support is driven entirely by emotions, not at all by facts.
And finally, in paragraph 14 they even admit
An analysis by researchers at the University of Minnesota showed President Barack Obama’s first three State of the Union addresses had an average grade level of 8.4, the lowest in the study.
before going on to compare the politicians’ statements with those of the Federal Reserve on monetary policy, if you can believe that.