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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-13-11 10:17 PM
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6. No, it's really not
If you're running for President of the United States, you ought to be able to give a short answer on where you stand on major policy issues. It's not like they are asking what do you think about Senate Bill 59 in the Ohio State Legislature. The questions that they ask in these debates are ones that anybody with a firm grasp of public policy ought to be able to talk about intelligently for a minute or two, without consulting an aid. Especially since these questions are so predictable that they know just about every question that will be asked.
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  -Is it cheating to get outside information during the debate? IggleDoer  Jun-13-11 09:40 PM   #0 
  - Good catch! n/t  Tx4obama   Jun-13-11 09:41 PM   #1 
  - I actually don't think it is.  provis99   Jun-13-11 09:55 PM   #2 
  - Is a comprehensive understanding of what they stand for just out of the question?  Zen Democrat   Jun-13-11 10:08 PM   #3 
  - do you think any of them really answered a question, anyways?  provis99   Jun-13-11 10:14 PM   #5 
  - No, it's really not  Hippo_Tron   Jun-13-11 10:17 PM   #6 
  - They're giving one to two minute responses, not a 40 minute policy speech  Hippo_Tron   Jun-13-11 10:19 PM   #7 
  - So a Presidential Debate is just a game show with each contestant having a Lifeline when  KittyWampus   Jun-13-11 10:46 PM   #9 
  - I noticed that too.  Wilms   Jun-13-11 10:14 PM   #4 
  - Probably not because these aren't real debates.  Kaleva   Jun-13-11 10:34 PM   #8 
  - Yes!  RoadRage   Jun-13-11 10:47 PM   #10 
  - I had the same question.  AmBlue   Jun-14-11 12:17 AM   #11 

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