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Old 09-26-2008, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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The debate between Senator's McCain and Obama is 90 Minutes?

Hmm...So we've witnessed a total manipulation of the News cycle over a 90 minute debate. In 90 minutes I could drive to the North Carolina Mountains or tie my shoes 200 times....

Seriously....90 Minutes. Country First. Sheesh
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Astounding isn't it?
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:46 AM
 
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It was set up to protect Obama from saying uhhm, heee, ohhh, ahhh for then 200 times.

Seriously, how can you promote being the change agent in 90 minutes with all the hahh, eehhh, ohhh, uhmms?
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:47 AM
 
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They could do the debate over cell phones for less than the lowest monthly charge. And we wouldn't have to listen to a partisan crowd cheering grunts and moans. And would save ol' misery 5million bucks. I guess they'll be asking for a bail out now.
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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It was set up to protect Obama from saying uhhm, heee, ohhh, ahhh for then 200 times.

Seriously, how can you promote being the change agent in 90 minutes with all the hahh, eehhh, ohhh, uhmms?
A quick glance at the website of the Commission on Presidential Debates (http://www.debates.org/index.html - broken link) shows that 90-minute debates are the standard - they've been that way for years. Unless you're saying that in 2004 they settled on 90 minutes to protect Kerry, in 2000 they went with 90 minutes to protect Gore, in 1996 and in 1992 it was 90 minutes to protect Clinton, etc., etc.?

Arguably the most famous Presidential debates - the Kennedy-Nixon debates of 1960 - were only 60 minutes long! There were four of them, but no Vice-Presidential debate.
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:59 AM
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I think 90 minutes is a good time, but there should be more than 3 debates. Why 90 minutes? That is about as long as I can go listening to either one of the candidates pontificating before I want to shove a sharp stick in my ear.
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:59 AM
 
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Who cares if it is 90 minutes or 50 hours? Listening to two horrible candidates who will leave America in worse shape than they found it is not my idea of a good time.

Shame on all of you who think either candidate offers "Change", "Changification", "Mavericknessmanship", or "Betterificationment."

Vote Libertarian!
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:00 AM
 
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These things don't happen in a vacuum. There is plenty of information on each candidate's position(s) available on the net for those who care to research them. The 'debates' simply allow questions on issues current to the moment to be posed and each candidate to elaborate, somewhat, on their point of view, policies and philosophies. The format of these things suck. They should be more along the lines of the Lincoln-Douglas debates where each candidate probes the positions of their opponent.
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:17 AM
 
Location: northeast headed southwest
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I love when Repubs dis Obama for actually thinking about his answers before he speaks. Imagine that, a president who actually thinks. What is this world coming to?

McCain is obviously terrified of this debate, and even more so of the Palin/Biden debate. Man, I can't wait for that one. It's going to be pure carnage- better than WWF!
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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The Fungible commodity debate is sure to be a top biller.
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