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Old 09-26-2008, 07:49 PM
 
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Why is it not a requirement that they debate every week (or something to that extent)?

I realize why from the candidates standpoint, but they are going to be working for us. Why is this allowed?
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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So Obama is not embarrased like he is right now
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:52 PM
 
Location: New Hampsha
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Why is it not a requirement that they debate every week (or something to that extent)?

I realize why from the candidates standpoint, but they are going to be working for us. Why is this allowed?
i agree. there should be more debates
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Hell with the lid off, baby!
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Because Obama didn't want to debate throughout the summer as McCain did
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Alvarado, TX
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Because Obama didn't want to debate throughout the summer as McCain did
Dang, you beat me to it. McCain asked time and again for Obama to join him in town-hall type "debates", but I guess he thought, rather he knew he would do badly.
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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This aspect of the election is just another idea that Newt Gingrich is absolutely right on:

YouTube - Gingrich is Correct
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Because it's a little harder to lie when there is some risk of your statement being questioned. Didn't seem to keep McCain from lying, though he did keep it down somewhat.
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Because it's a little harder to lie when there is some risk of your statement being questioned. Didn't seem to keep McCain from lying, though he did keep it down somewhat.
Don't give all the credit to McCain.. Obama took notes on Slick Willy's dance around questions he doesn't want to answer. They both dodged what they didn't want to talk about, and they both stretched the truth about the other's positions. Where's a 3rd candidate to call them both out?
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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On October 2, 1988, the league's 14 trustees voted unanimously to pull out of the debates, and on October 3 they issued a press release:

“ The League of Women Voters is withdrawing sponsorship of the presidential debates ... because the demands of the two campaign organizations would perpetrate a fraud on the American voter. It has become clear to us that the candidates' organizations aim to add debates to their list of campaign-trail charades devoid of substance, spontaneity and answers to tough questions. The League has no intention of becoming an accessory to the hoodwinking of the American public. ”
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:35 PM
 
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Why is it not a requirement that they debate every week (or something to that extent)?

I realize why from the candidates standpoint, but they are going to be working for us. Why is this allowed?
Sweet jesus! Obama had 22 debates, McCain 15...how many &%#&*^&#@ debates do we need!???

Want to know what they think? ...call 'em up, go to their website, email them, visit a campaign headquarters, read a book, magazine, newspaper....the TV is not your saviour! How lazy can ya get!!!!!
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