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Mon Sep 24, 2012, 03:13 PM

Will Willard be allowed to bus in his activists at the upcoming debates like he did at Univision

after he threw his tantrum? Will the President be allowed to have his supporters there? I'm not happy at all with Crowley, Bob Schieffer and whoever else they have from the right running these debates, but I do hope the Dems make a few rules. Is this open attendance with tickets to anyone?

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Reply Will Willard be allowed to bus in his activists at the upcoming debates like he did at Univision (Original post)
monmouth Sep 2012 OP
dsc Sep 2012 #1
monmouth Sep 2012 #3
ProgressiveEconomist Sep 2012 #9
Drunken Irishman Sep 2012 #2
monmouth Sep 2012 #4
ruffburr Sep 2012 #5
Tarheel_Dem Sep 2012 #6
JI7 Sep 2012 #7
Liberal_Stalwart71 Sep 2012 #8
TroyD Sep 2012 #10

Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 03:20 PM

1. If it is like the past

all the debates except the town hall will have a crowd where equal numbers of tickets are given to each campaign. The town hall will be entirely undecided voters supplied by the people running the debates.

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Response to dsc (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 03:30 PM

3. Thank you..n/t

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Response to dsc (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 05:26 PM

9. Tickets will be prioritized for students at host universities this year,

according to the source quoted below.

For example, the town hall format debate on Oct 16th, where the audience will ask the questions, will distribute tickets as described at http://www.hofstra.edu/debate/debate_tickets.html .

Each of the four debates will take place at a college or university. As happened at the recent Univision forum for Romney, a problem can arise when there is insufficient student interest to fill all the seats reserved for students. Fortunately, since the debates are being staged primarily for TV, audiences will be fairly small and there should be no problem filling seats through a student lottery system.

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From http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012-debate-schedule/2012-presidential-debate-schedule/ :

"Tickets for each debate are controlled by the Commission on Presidential Debates and are extremely limited since the debates are primarily produced for television. The majority of tickets are distributed to host university students and faculty through a lottery system. Please click the 'Tickets' link next to the college name listed below for further information."

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 03:22 PM

2. It will be like every recent presidential debate we've had in the past...

Both candidates will be allowed to bring their own supporters and the crowd will be told they can't cheer, clap, holler, boo or make any other noise outside the initial applause at the beginning and the applause when the debate ends.

The only exception, of course, will be when they're asking questions during the town hall forum, which is generally filled with undecideds.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 03:30 PM

4. Many thanks..n/t

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 03:54 PM

5. The only real answer

As i see it he can bus in whoever he wants,If we have as close to real time as possible Fact Checkers at the debate , I know i put my name on two different petitions to have Fact Checkers at the debates it's the best way i can see to have repub's (we don't believe in facts)have to stick to some truth, As well as keeping Obama straight on no B.S. ,One petition was delivered this morning i believe it had 200,000 plus and there's at least one more circulating, I hope it'll happen

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 04:01 PM

6. And let's not forget the ones who were bused into the NAACP. Mitt's a fraud!

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 04:11 PM

7. He did it during the Primary also

remember how Romney never did that well in debates but he always seemed to get an applause. it never matched the real support and enthusiasm and crowd turnout which other candidates got more of.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 05:09 PM

8. Remember when Newt Gingrich accused him of doing just that in some of the

Republican debates? Get ready. If Robme can get away with it when it's the Republican primaries, don't think that the Corporate Media will say anything about this cheating for the upcoming debates.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 05:55 PM

10. Obama & the DNC need to do a better job with this situation next time

They have let their guard down too many times lately and let Romney get away with too much.

Members of the public who haven't heard the true story about what happened at Univision may get the impression that Romney is more popular than Obama because of the more enthusiastic response he got from the audience.

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