Joe Biden: Cool Kid and Rooster

Joe Biden: Cool Kid and Rooster

I’ll be reposting articles from my new LogicCheck site over the course of the next election cycle here at Critical Voter.

Finishing up with the basics:

Many of Joe Biden’s official campaign commercials avoid controversy by highlighting the candidate’s commitment to his family, his passion for driving a classic Corvette, or celebrations of working Americans. These are meant to humanize the candidate (by giving examples of him as a loving husband, father and grandfather), counter concerns over his age (by showing him behind the wheel of a cool car), or play to traditional campaign themes (by making the campaign about more than the candidate).

While we could probably fish around to find a fallacy or two in some of the statements in these positive ads, it is in his negative ads where we can find better examples of fallacies at work.

Read the whole thing at LogicCheck…