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Old 11-06-2015, 09:13 PM
 
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I don't understand how the Republicans can claim to be having a fair or balanced primary election when not all candidates are allowed to debate.

Whatever.


So you'd rather have a bunch of candidates answering only a few questions each vs. a smaller number being vetted better?

At least the (R) debates thus far have been real, not a sham like the (D) debate where they are on stage just trying to make Hillary look good.

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Old 11-07-2015, 12:31 AM
 
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I am not sure I have a solution but this is the first time the media are deciding who is “worthy” of being heard. Does it also mean they won’t be polled again?
The Republican Party (Democrats as well) could join the 21st century and build an interactive online series of debates.
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Old 11-07-2015, 04:05 AM
 
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He didn't just serve, he retired as an officer - Colonel.

"In 2015, Graham retired from the Air Force with over 33 total years of service, after reaching the statutory retirement age of 60 for his rank." Wikipedia

He was a lawyer/JAG
I know everyone will say, "God, here she comes again, dragging in Lindsey Graham," but look at this guy's experience; he's also been a senator for 12 years. He's been on all these committees in the House, and he's been to war zones in the Middle East 30+ times. If you hate Hillary or Obama, this is the man. He knows exactly how things work, and that means he knows how to change them.

Committee on Appropriations
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Subcommittee on Defense
Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Subcommittee on the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (Chairman)
Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

Committee on Armed Services
Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
Subcommittee on Personnel (Chairman)
Subcommittee on Seapower

Committee on the Budget
Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights
Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism (Chairman)
Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law

Previous Assignments
Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (2003–2005)
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry (2007–2009)
Select Committee on Intelligence (2007–2009)
Committee on Veterans' Affairs (2007–2011)
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (2009–2011)
Special Committee on Aging (2009–2013)

Caucus Memberships
International Conservation Caucus
Senate National Guard Caucus (Co-Chair)
Sportsmen's Caucus
Senate Oceans Caucus

He's not afraid of anyone, and he's excellent orator: Please consider watching this. He's not just a funny guy; he's angry as hell at Democrats, and he has a fierce passion.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDpNKHvVAms


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I am not sure I have a solution but this is the first time the media are deciding who is “worthy” of being heard. Does it also mean they won’t be polled again?
I guess not, which is lousy, ridiculous, makes no sense, and is insulting to me as a US citizen. I don't believe "polls" are correct. There's too much margin for error.

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The Republican Party (Democrats as well) could join the 21st century and build an interactive online series of debates.
No kidding! Now THAT is a brilliant, easy-to-control, and mistake-free idea, but here we are on a message board thinking up these things while Reince Priebus and those guys run around trying to protect and promote the ones they think will do well and the ones who have been paid by the Super PACs. Why are we being left behind? Why are we being controlled? Aren't "we" The People?

Makes me furious. And I want Chris Christie's numbers to rise as well, because he's the only other one who shows real passion, knowledge of what's going on, and knows how to change it.
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Old 11-07-2015, 05:32 AM
 
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Graham doesn't qualify to be a door stop.
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Old 11-07-2015, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I know there are a handful of you who are really disappointed and I do like some of what Graham has to say, but it is obvious he isn't going to excite enough people to support a decent campaign. We have to get the field down somehow. Heck I was disappointed 8 years ago when Thompson dropped out, but I got over it. Being qualified for an office takes more than just experience.
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Old 11-07-2015, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I don't understand why. He seems to have nothing special to offer. Probably bought his way in like Bush.
Kasich, who used to have a Fox News show, may win the Fox Business News debate which is maybe why they did cartwheels to get the establishment guy on the main debate stage. He'll do very well on budget talk. He was Chairman of the House Budget Committee when he was in Congress. And as Governor of Ohio, he eliminated a six billion dollar shortfall and wound up with a $2 billion rainy day fund.

You will know if Fox Business Channel is trying to downgrade Trump if Trade is not an issue topic in a business themed debate.
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Old 11-07-2015, 08:35 AM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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He didn't just serve, he retired as an officer - Colonel.

"In 2015, Graham retired from the Air Force with over 33 total years of service, after reaching the statutory retirement age of 60 for his rank." Wikipedia

He was a lawyer/JAG
Good for him. My Dad was a Lt Colonel and I have great respect for those that can hang in that long and make it that far. It wasn't easy.

Now. I like Lindsay but wouldn't vote for him because I think he's too prone to want to bomb everything.

But I DO think he deserves to be one that stage.
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