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Politics_Guy25 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 05:38 PM
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Senator Obama should vet fall debate moderators
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Edited on Sat Aug-02-08 05:39 PM by RMP2008
I was just thinking about the ABC debate held just before the Pennsylvania primary where Charles Gibson and George Stephanopolous mounted a full-blown effort to try to destroy Senator Obama. Any corporate media reps will attempt to do the same when the stakes are far far higher in the Obama/Mccain fall debates.

I think that Senator Obama and his team should make it very clear to the commission on presidential debates that they find it very important to have unbiased and fair moderators. He should threaten to walk away from the debates if they don't.

The only anchors that I trust to moderate the debates are Jim Lehrer or Judy Woodruff really. Maybe Meredith Vierrfa as well. Definitely not Gibson et al.

The election will hinge on the debates and we need fair moderators. Hopefully, Senator Obama's team recognizes this as well.
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  -Senator Obama should vet fall debate moderators RMP2008  Aug-02-08 05:38 PM   #0 
  - I agree, they need to take a stand on this.  madaboutharry   Aug-02-08 05:40 PM   #1 
  - I'd like to see a system like jury selection.  AZBlue   Aug-02-08 05:40 PM   #2 
  - Tom Brokaw would also work  RMP2008   Aug-02-08 05:42 PM   #3 
     - I would trust him.  AZBlue   Aug-02-08 05:45 PM   #6 
  - Judy Woodruff ?  FrenchieCat   Aug-02-08 05:42 PM   #4 
  - FC - just wanted to say welcome back, we've missed you here!!  AZBlue   Aug-02-08 05:50 PM   #8 
     - Hi!  FrenchieCat   Aug-02-08 05:52 PM   #10 
        - I think so.  AZBlue   Aug-02-08 06:08 PM   #12 
  - Cronkite& Moyers should be the only moderators.  jaysunb   Aug-02-08 05:44 PM   #5 
  - Here are the debates as scheduled now:  AZBlue   Aug-02-08 05:50 PM   #7 
  - I agree Jim Lehrer would be good.  nsd   Aug-02-08 05:52 PM   #9 
  - Excellent idea and since Rahm is in charge  zidzi   Aug-02-08 05:53 PM   #11 
  - Stephanopoulos Rulez  MannyGoldstein   Aug-02-08 06:15 PM   #13 
  - anyone caught taking questions from Sean Hannity should be automatically disqualified.  ErinBerin84   Aug-02-08 06:17 PM   #14 
  - Hopefully, that's why he put the  Phx_Dem   Aug-02-08 06:33 PM   #15 
  - Lehrer was terrible in the Bush/Gore debates.  MasonJar   Aug-02-08 06:44 PM   #16 

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