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Old 09-20-2007, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Northern MN
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I don't know if it a re-run or not, but I sat and watched a half hour of the debate on PBS this evening and am wondering why nearly everything they "debate" comes back on GWB. I'd really like to hear what they are going to do, what they have done (Bill Richardson did a little of that) and why I should vote for one of them. I just got the impression that it all was about bashing the current administration for all the evils of the GOP and frankly, I'd be much more interested in them telling potential voters what they offer as a candidate. In the interest of honest disclosure, I doubt I'll vote for any of them, but I'm still interested in what they've got to say and after a measly half hour, I'm left wondering if any of them realize GWB will not be running again.
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:06 PM
 
Location: In an illegal immigrant free part of the country.
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Bush is all the Dems can talk about. They have no plans. Just look at the Democratic congress, it is now rated at an all new low of 11% approval.
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Can't say I've heard much intelligent-speak from any of the candidates, Democrat or Republican! I do wonder if this was a re-run of a former debate. I'll have to check the schedule for PBS.

But, frankly, debating in the way I saw it (CNN, I thought) seemed contrived and without grace for the candidates, but rather a way in which to get airtime and nothing much more.

Did you see the Republicans, too?

Neither side will get into Harvard or Yale without big bucks and a sugar daddy!
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Frankly, looking at all the current candidates, Republican and Democratic, I find myself asking "Is this really the best we can do?". They all seem so pathetic, and woefully out of touch with average American citizens and what is going on in this country and around the world. John Edwards seems to "get it" at least more than some of the others, in regards to the challenges and problems we have regarding job outsourcing, the economy, the war in Iraq, and healthcare, but for some reason neither he, nor any of the other candidates, seems to have a clue how upset and concerned the average American is about this out-of-control illegal immigration problem we have. We've already had someone who is pathetically out of touch with reality running this country for about 7 years now, we don't need another new boss "same as the old boss".
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:56 PM
 
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I don't know if it a re-run or not, but I sat and watched a half hour of the debate on PBS this evening and am wondering why nearly everything they "debate" comes back on GWB. I'd really like to hear what they are going to do, what they have done (Bill Richardson did a little of that) and why I should vote for one of them. I just got the impression that it all was about bashing the current administration for all the evils of the GOP and frankly, I'd be much more interested in them telling potential voters what they offer as a candidate. In the interest of honest disclosure, I doubt I'll vote for any of them, but I'm still interested in what they've got to say and after a measly half hour, I'm left wondering if any of them realize GWB will not be running again.
Hillary appears to be so hateful towards the GOP. and GWB. Edwards and Clinton are couple of winners.
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Old 09-20-2007, 10:24 PM
 
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Turned on the tube, clicked to PBS and the first thing I heard was a question directed at Biden to which he responded with something about coal that made no sense in reference to the question. picked up remote, turned off tube.

Anyone know why Obama didn't show up for this thing? I mean someone needs to tell his campaign that AARP folks vote more than any other voter block.
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Old 09-21-2007, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Northern MN
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Can't say I've heard much intelligent-speak from any of the candidates, Democrat or Republican! I do wonder if this was a re-run of a former debate. I'll have to check the schedule for PBS.

But, frankly, debating in the way I saw it (CNN, I thought) seemed contrived and without grace for the candidates, but rather a way in which to get airtime and nothing much more.

Did you see the Republicans, too?

Neither side will get into Harvard or Yale without big bucks and a sugar daddy!
I did not see the GOP debate, I don't have cable or satellite. Having said that, I wouldn't be surprised to hear the GOP debate being much the same. It seems like nearly everyone that answered this thread is concerned about the same thing I am, a plan...any plan, anything. Although its still pretty early in the race and hopefully SOMEONE will come up with something, I'd think now is the time they'd be trying to set themselves apart from the rest of the bunch.

TN Turned on the tube, clicked to PBS and the first thing I heard was a question directed at Biden to which he responded with something about coal that made no sense in reference to the question. picked up remote, turned off tube.

I'm glad I wasn't the only one that got the impression you did, I forced myself to watch some to try to become better informed, I don't think it worked very well.
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