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Old 08-16-2008, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Have you read about how this debate will be conducted? It's very interesting. They aren't going to hear each others answers and they will both be asked the exact same questions. I'm guessing that means no follow-up questions. What do you think of this?

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It reminds me of the Cone of Silence on the old Get Smart TV show.
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Old 08-16-2008, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Alvarado, TX
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Have you read about how this debate will be conducted? It's very interesting. They aren't going to hear each others answers and they will both be asked the exact same questions. I'm guessing that means no follow-up questions. What do you think of this?

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It reminds me of the Cone of Silence on the old Get Smart TV show.
Yes, I like this idea. I also like the idea of - hopefully - a non-prejudiced Q&A session, no perceived political bias on the part of the interviewer. But alas, I won't watch it, no boob tube. Surely there will be a full "discussion" of all this tomorrow? I can hardly wait to read the wailing and flailing coming from either side.
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Old 08-16-2008, 01:50 PM
 
Location: exit 0
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I certainly will be watching this tonight. I like the format. Neither has the opportunity to hear the other's answers hence no trying to out do the other. Has anyone heard if there will be rebuttal time after the initial questioning of both candidates?
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Old 08-16-2008, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Irvine, CA to Keller, TX
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Have you read about how this debate will be conducted? It's very interesting. They aren't going to hear each others answers and they will both be asked the exact same questions. I'm guessing that means no follow-up questions. What do you think of this?

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It reminds me of the Cone of Silence on the old Get Smart TV show.
If the questions are unbiased this should be a great time to see each cadidate answer questions directly. Hopefully won't be seeing the candidates answer the question by addressing something the other candidate said. It should be interesting.
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Old 08-16-2008, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Limestone,TN/Bucerias, Mexico
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Hey Fellow Tennessean, Thanks for the explanation of tonight's "debate" foremat... Should be an intereresting watch! Perhaps it will work quite well - instead of being flanked by fellow candidates and having to defend themselves, there'll be more honest and forthright answers to the questions.. For viewers the comparisons should (hopefully) be starkly revealing.
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Old 08-16-2008, 04:55 PM
 
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Yes, I like this idea. I also like the idea of - hopefully - a non-prejudiced Q&A session, no perceived political bias on the part of the interviewer. But alas, I won't watch it, no boob tube. Surely there will be a full "discussion" of all this tomorrow? I can hardly wait to read the wailing and flailing coming from either side.


"wailing and flailing"
I'm hurt
good post
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Old 08-16-2008, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Eastern Shore
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What's a feller to do? Football, Phelps and the cone of silence....I need to put 3 TV's side by side!
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Old 08-16-2008, 05:17 PM
 
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Exactly. Way to much on TV tonight (and Im sure this was Obama's plan )


Preseason football, Phelps for 8, Apocalypto on my TIVO. It's obvious Obama knew I was planning on watching other things tonight.


I think it "sounds" good, but I can't shake the fact that these 2 should be doing something like this EVERY single week or weekend plus more. The protection is a bit unnerving (as it always is), but then again we are only running for President.

Maybe Im just a typical voter but I don't want to watch these 2 spout bull-hit when I can spend my time doing other things. Am I wrong or do people actually think this will be anything but bull?
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