My name is Bradley Jay and I host the Jay Talking radio show which airs every Sunday evening at 10pm on WBZ NewsRadio 1030. Consider this:

I am rather saddened at the number of people who vote based solely on party affiliation and ignore a candidate’s debate performance. It bothers me because they are empowering a person that they just don’t know.

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One can watch campaign commercials until one is blue (or red) in the face and still have no clue at all what actually resides in a candidate’s heart.

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All voters should keep an open mind during the debates because, while the party machine presents a slick image, a debate performance, even a single debate question, may draw back the curtain of a carefully crafted persona and reveal a totally unacceptable option. An unexpected question may show that there is actually no “there” there, or even worse, that your likely selection really leans in a direction that makes you nervous.

Please, watch or listen to every major debate just to make sure you are voting for the candidate you believe him/her to be.

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Click play to take a look at this Jay Talking video to see how many voters actually consider the debates before casting their vote.