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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-04 08:28 PM
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Poll question: Should Kucinich and Sharpton be excluded from the next debate?
Edited on Tue Feb-17-04 08:28 PM by Bleachers7
Feb. 26 on CNN

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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truizm Donating Member (327 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-04 08:28 PM
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1. No.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-04 08:29 PM
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2. I am only bringing it up.
Because Hardball is talking that way.
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EXE619K Donating Member (717 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-04 08:30 PM
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3. No,No,No...
And HELL NO!
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amazona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-04 08:30 PM
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4. No Way
Both have important things to say, and Sharpton is the wittiest candidate going. Take away Sharpton and you take away half the reason to watch the darn debate in my view.
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union_maid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-04 08:35 PM
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6. Totally agree
Edited on Tue Feb-17-04 08:35 PM by union_maid
They're doing a very important thing by bringing up issues that the American people probably should support, but won't in the near term. If they're ever going to be on the table, this is the place to start introducing things like a single-payer healthcare system into the American consciousness. The people need to rise up and demand it, but they get scared off. Sharpton is a hell of a lot of fun, along with saying things that a more viable candidate couldn't, or at least would't.
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lcordero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-04 08:34 PM
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5. No, it's bad enough that they aren't even LISTENED to
Exclude them and it'll won't be just them that are walking away.
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LatteLib Donating Member (205 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-04 08:35 PM
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7. In a word

No

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Cuban_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-04 08:36 PM
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8. No.
They are loyal Democrats running active campaigns for the nomination.
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revcarol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-04 08:38 PM
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9. Another $5.00 for Dennis.
Any thread that suggest DK dropping out or slighting him in any way brings another $5.00 for Dennis.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-04 08:39 PM
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10. Please don't blame me.
It came up on Hardball.
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The Blue Knight Donating Member (555 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-04 08:48 PM
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11. I will do just as Revcarol is doing, only it will be $10 for DK
Consider another $10 in his pocket. Any thread I see that suggests he should bow out...I send $10 to his campaign.
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revcarol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-04 08:55 PM
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13. Sorry if you took it personally.
I didn't mean it that way. But so many threads just ask this same question,GRRRRR.
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dawgman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-04 09:14 PM
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19. Make that $15
Edited on Tue Feb-17-04 09:16 PM by dawgman
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Cuban_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-04 08:56 PM
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14. R-E-S-P-E-C-T
They are loyal Democrats supported by OTHER loyal Democrats, and they have ideas and policies that deserve to be heard.
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revcarol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-04 09:04 PM
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15. Yeah, right now I'm without health care. DK has the only single-payer
universal health care plan, and I need it. Just a sample of great ideas the party would like to ignore.
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youngred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-04 11:03 PM
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23. so what about their showings of 20% and 10% for Sharpton
or 15%, and 14% for Dennis? What about where Dennis outpolled both Clark and Edwards COMBINED in Maine?
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Kanary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-04 11:06 PM
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24. It's been addressed many times
I suggest doing your homework.

Unless you LIKE watching your country go down the toilet.

Kanary
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-04 09:10 PM
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16. No.
Perhaps CNN should be excluded.
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GreenArrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-04 09:10 PM
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17. why not
they only get the loudest applause, the biggest laughs, and the most nods of agreement. Then, the voters go out and vote for someone else.

They're like court jesters; they can say the truth, and everybody laughs, but nobody takes it seriously since they're just jesters after all. They sure are entertaining, but they just aren't king material.
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mot78 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-04 09:11 PM
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18. Not in the next debate, but soon
Kerry and Edwards should have a 1-on-1 debate. Otherwise, we'll have a nominee who isn't vetted.
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NewJerseyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-04 09:14 PM
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20. Maybe not excluded
But, they should drop out. I don't know if it would be right for the media to tell them they can't participate but they should realize that it is over and that it is only a two man race left. A Kerry-Edwards debate would be important to see who should be the nominee.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-04 09:20 PM
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21. But what about those of us
who don't intend to vote for Kerry or Edwards? Why would you limit our choices?

Is it ok with you if I drop out of the general election since a majority of voters don't agree with me?
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Indiana_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-04 11:00 PM
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22. They need to stay in to keep the primary debates alive--
even if they arent't going to win, they can say those things the frontrunners cannot. They keep the issues on the table and can do the dirty work while the frontrunner looks "cleaner". This is an ingenious way to keep the race alive--the Repubs also don't have the liberty to hammer on one or two candidates that way either. They aren't taking any delegates away that are needed. They're an asset to the party.
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