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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:47 AM
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Iowa rethugs want a debate do-over
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Iowa Republicans consider another debate


DES MOINES -- Dissatisfied with the debate here Wednesday that drew widespread scorn, Iowa Republicans will discuss on Friday the possibility of holding another forum before the January 3rd caucuses.

The debate this week, sponsored by the Des Moines Register and Iowa Public Television, was to have been the final gathering of the GOP contenders, but one well-placed Iowa Republican said tonight that they were interested in getting the candidates back together

"We'd prefer if the Register debate did not leave a bad taste," said this source, who requested anonymity. "Iowa deserves a little better than that."

The most likely possibility would be the week after Christmas, when many of the contenders are expected back in the state to make a final push before the voting.

Political observers of every stripe were almost uniformly unhappy with the newsless hour-and-one-half session Wednesday, and even two candidates, Rudy Giuliani and John McCain, said publicly after the forum that they were disappointed hot topics like immigration and Iraq were preemptively taken off the table by Register editor Carolyn Washburn.

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http://www.politico.com/blogs/jonathanmartin/1207/Iowa_...

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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:51 AM
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1. bbbbut Alan Keyes was there! THEY SHOULD REJOICE!
they are saved, saved, saved!
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:51 AM
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2. Awwww, McCain didn't get to spew enough self-congratulatory nonsense
about the SUUUUURRRRRGGGGGEEEE!!
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katsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:03 AM
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3. Ahhh yes...
what's the definition of insanity again?
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zabet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:06 AM
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4. ...
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:10 AM
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5. repubs have lots of $$, they should make a 90 minute informercial like the otherf undies do nt
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Czolgosz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:12 AM
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6. The need another opportunity for Hollywood to refuse to answer the moderator's questions?
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:15 AM
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7. I thought they were terribly rude to the moderator.
Refusing to raise their hands, complaining about the amount of time they were given compared to others, taking jabs at her for how she was running the show. It was kindergarten time.

In contrast, the Dems were mature and well-behaved. I'd be embarrassed, rather than bitching.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:19 AM
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8. The "hot topics" had been "debated" to death by the pukes.
They're just unhappy they didn't knock out Huckabee.
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spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:29 AM
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9. I would love to see them duck and dodge
some hard questions about immigration and Iraq. The problem is that the moderator will throw only softballs.
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:33 AM
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10. How much more friggin time do these bozos want to pitch "immigration" as an issue?
Geez, the first half hour on the CNN monstrosity wasn't enough?

Assholes.
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:35 AM
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11. What a bunch of fucking crybabies.
They were whining about the youtube debate also. Face it, Repugs, your candidates suck~! Deal.
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:44 AM
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12. Sorry..A "do-over" won't make your guys look any better.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:00 AM
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13. The problem for them is just about anyone with cerebral activity
knows Democrats will have won the WH, Senate and House in '08. They are irrelevant and no one really cares to hear from the preachers, mormons, immigrant haters, old, pasty white men, and mobster candidates. They have nothing, nothing I say, to offer the American people.
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:05 AM
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14. Just what we need, more from them on immigration nt
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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:08 AM
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15. Grr i missed this debate
I really want to see it now with all the hoopla. Hell the first thing they did in faux news after the dem debate yesterday was complain about the puke debate it must have been great!
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:08 AM
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16. Not the DMR's fault your candidates all suck, guys.
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denem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:10 AM
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17. I bet Huckabee doesn't.
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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:31 PM
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18. You know,
it would have been a better debate if they had better candidates.
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