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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-07 03:00 PM
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20. As a full time volunteer for Kerry in OH I was seated in Q & A's and can HONESTLY
say I was never asked to do anything like this nor did I see/hear of anything unethical occur. I believe it is the responsibility of each candidate to see their team plays fairly.

Hillary did a similar planted question (and got caught) in 1999. You would think that she would have learned from her lesson (of getting caught, especially since the Dem made *'s use of it an issue.
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  -Do Campaigns Routinely Plant Questions? Memekiller  Nov-14-07 12:56 PM   #0 
  - Smart campaigns do. One of the oldest tactics. nt  MookieWilson   Nov-14-07 12:59 PM   #1 
  - But what happened to the notion of holding a conversation with the  hedgehog   Nov-14-07 01:00 PM   #2 
  - that's only necessary when you intend to represent voters  Lerkfish   Nov-14-07 01:04 PM   #4 
  - whoever does is it is being intentionally dishonest  Lerkfish   Nov-14-07 01:03 PM   #3 
  - there you go. or Honest campaigns do not.  robinlynne   Nov-14-07 01:46 PM   #10 
  - Much Ado About Nothing  JPZenger   Nov-14-07 01:05 PM   #5 
  - I'm not condoning or criticizing, but  NI4NI   Nov-14-07 01:14 PM   #6 
  - Campaigns do that to make sure an issue gets aired. Each candidate  alfredo   Nov-14-07 02:20 PM   #15 
  - Imagine you're running a campaign  baldguy   Nov-14-07 01:14 PM   #7 
  - as long as it's disclosed that this is what's happening  Scriptor Ignotus   Nov-14-07 01:51 PM   #11 
     - Was it initially denied when the first reports of this came out?  redqueen   Nov-14-07 01:56 PM   #14 
        - yea I take every single thing I hear or read with a grain of salt  Scriptor Ignotus   Nov-14-07 02:22 PM   #16 
           - Well this one is more recent, at least, isn't it?  redqueen   Nov-14-07 02:28 PM   #17 
  - To those who doubted me...  onehandle   Nov-14-07 01:18 PM   #8 
  - I'd hope that our candidates were better than that  Stuckinthebush   Nov-14-07 01:26 PM   #9 
  - Only the GOP and Hillary plant questions.That is not ALL campaigns.  saracat   Nov-14-07 01:52 PM   #12 
  - I would be willing to bet that at least 3/4 of the campaigns on both sides  merwin   Nov-14-07 07:47 PM   #28 
  - Sounds like a planted question to me.  truthisfreedom   Nov-14-07 01:55 PM   #13 
  - Unseemly but ignored -- until Hillary does it...  Memekiller   Nov-14-07 02:35 PM   #18 
  - Planting questions is sooo bad!  liberal hypnotist   Nov-14-07 02:52 PM   #19 
  - As a full time volunteer for Kerry in OH I was seated in Q & A's and can HONESTLY  mod mom   Nov-14-07 03:00 PM   #20 
  - Anybody work on campaigns?  Memekiller   Nov-14-07 03:33 PM   #22 
  - Bush planted the people asking the question as well as the question.  merwin   Nov-14-07 07:48 PM   #29 
  - Hell, I did it myself in 7th Grade. n/t  IanDB1   Nov-14-07 03:11 PM   #21 
  - Dishonest campaigns do. Rightist campaigns do.  MLFerrell   Nov-14-07 03:36 PM   #23 
  - Her denial of it is more problematic in my opinion.  davsand   Nov-14-07 03:38 PM   #24 
  - Is she denying it?  merwin   Nov-14-07 07:51 PM   #30 
  - The Bush campaigns certainly did along with Bush controlled press conferences  whistle   Nov-14-07 03:45 PM   #25 
  - For those wanting to jump on Hillary...  Memekiller   Nov-14-07 04:11 PM   #26 
  - I don't think we should set the bar for acceptable campaign behavior  killbotfactory   Nov-14-07 04:15 PM   #27 
  - K&R  DeepModem Mom   Nov-14-07 07:53 PM   #31 
  - You can tell the ones that don't  izquierdista   Nov-15-07 05:30 AM   #32 
  - Do they ever take unscripted questions, or questions that aren't prescreened?  Progs Rock   Nov-15-07 05:35 AM   #33 
 

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