This website is dedicated to analyzing the transcripts of Presidential and Vice Presidential debates from 1958 to 2012.

Though debates can air over a two hour period, candidates are rarely allotted the necessary time to relay their opinions on policies that impact American citizens–healthcare and education, but also people across the world–national defense and foreign policy. So, what have elected officials and unsuccessful candidates chosen to focus on in what little time they are given? Let’s discover the correlation between debate language and the White House.