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Old 09-21-2008, 11:02 AM
 
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"At the insistence of the McCain campaign, the Oct. 2 debate between the Republican nominee for vice president, Gov. Sarah Palin, and her Democratic rival, Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., will have shorter question-and-answer segments than those for the presidential nominees, the advisers said. There will also be much less opportunity for free-wheeling, direct exchanges between the running mates."

"McCain advisers said they had been concerned that a loose format could leave Ms. Palin, a relatively inexperienced debater, at a disadvantage and largely on the defensive."

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Old 09-21-2008, 11:04 AM
 
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Sounds like Dumbo and his dislike for a town hall set up, no teleprompter and no canned speeches. What's a fraud to do?
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:08 AM
 
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"At the insistence of the McCain campaign, the Oct. 2 debate between the Republican nominee for vice president, Gov. Sarah Palin, and her Democratic rival, Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., will have shorter question-and-answer segments than those for the presidential nominees, the advisers said. There will also be much less opportunity for free-wheeling, direct exchanges between the running mates."

"McCain advisers said they had been concerned that a loose format could leave Ms. Palin, a relatively inexperienced debater, at a disadvantage and largely on the defensive."

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Geez I thought she was a pitbull, shame on them for agreeing to coddle her.
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:08 AM
 
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"At the insistence of the McCain campaign, the Oct. 2 debate between the Republican nominee for vice president, Gov. Sarah Palin, and her Democratic rival, Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., will have shorter question-and-answer segments than those for the presidential nominees, the advisers said. There will also be much less opportunity for free-wheeling, direct exchanges between the running mates."

"McCain advisers said they had been concerned that a loose format could leave Ms. Palin, a relatively inexperienced debater, at a disadvantage and largely on the defensive."

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The REAL reason is she can't hold a candle to Biden.

Maybe Toddy can come and SPEAK for HER as he has done in the past...seems she sure needs protection....what a wimp!
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Washington state
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The REAL reason is she can't hold a candle to Biden.

Maybe Toddy can come and SPEAK for HER as he has done in the past...seems she sure needs protection....what a wimp!

I thought Palin didn't believe in protection, heck look at her daughter Bristol.
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:11 AM
 
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Why should McCain be able to call the shots on the terms of the debate? This is unbelievable. His campaign is the most fraudulent I've ever seen.
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:14 AM
 
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Oh brother. Well, thinking people will really consider the questions and answers regardless. Non-thinking people will just keep nodding and saying, "Oh, she's so great! Oh, she's so great!" Unfortunately, there's no real way to change this. Everybody gets to vote. (shrug)
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:15 AM
 
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Sounds like Dumbo and his dislike for a town hall set up, no teleprompter and no canned speeches. What's a fraud to do?

Run for Republican Vice President?
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:17 AM
 
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Debates should not be changed to help a candidate. And, town hall debates should be happening as well. Why is the american voter only getting a handful of debates between potus nominees? Sorry, but the more the better. I would like to see tons of debates for both potus and vpotus nominees and encompassing more then just reps and dems. What do they fear? Both mccain and obama? That their weak ideology won't hold up to intense pre election scrutiny?
And yet we the people let them get away with it, after all it is just the leader of the free world we are picking!
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:19 AM
 
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Palin is "inexperienced" in debates and might be at a "disadvantage"? So what? She was THEIR pick for V.P. And isn't it just great that somebody who's "inexperienced" at debating, might find themselves--if McCain dies--trying to "debate" foreign leaders?

I don't understand the supporters of these people. I guess they are so full of hate for everybody else that they are willing to sell their country down the river.
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