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Tue Oct 16, 2012, 07:43 PM

13 things you may not know about the debates

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/12-things-may-not-know-debates-204705552--election.html

The campaigns for both President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney signed an agreement before the start of the 2012 debates. It outlined their expectations and assorted ground rules for the three presidential contests and the lone vice presidential one. The 21-page "Memorandum of Understanding" was published by Time magazine's Mark Halperin on Monday on the heels of his report that both sides were wary of Candy Crowley's approach to moderating the debates. (Crowley later addressed those concerns.)

It includes things you might know from watching the debates and minutiae you might be surprised to learn.

Romney and Obama are not allowed to challenge each other to a debate outside of the four sanctioned by the commission:

The parties agree that they will not (1) issue any challenges for additional debates, (2) appear at any other debate or adversarial forum except as agreed to by the parties, or (3) accept any television or radio air time offers that involve a debate format or otherwise involve the simultaneous appearance of more than one candidate.

No props, cellphones or "tangible things" allowed:...

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Tue Oct 16, 2012, 07:47 PM

1. I'm assuming that includes handkerchiefs?

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Tue Oct 16, 2012, 07:53 PM

2. Includes no cheat sheets which of course Mitt thinks doesn't apply to him!!

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Tue Oct 16, 2012, 08:37 PM

3. How the hell did Creepy Crowley get the moderator gig?

Having a partisan hack as moderator is inexcusable. Why not just have Hannity, O'Reilly or Limbaugh?

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