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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:48 AM
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What important issues are NOT being covered in the "American Idol"esque debates?
I don't even watch them anymore--they are just "gotcha" exercises where the questions seem almost crafted to make whomever is asked look bad. They certainly do nothing to inform this media-skeptical, informed, undecided voter.

The RRRepublican debates are no better, either.

What issues aren't being discussed that should be, and for bonus points*, try to frame the question so that it actually inspires an intelligent discussion!

*Your prize will be the devotion of world-weary DUers like me. What could be better?
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:49 AM
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1. Income inequality?
Haven't heard much about that
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:55 AM
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2. The issue of economics seems to be taboo for both parties.
The MSM can't risk exposing the fact that most of us (that aren't the wealthiest one percent, that is) are feeling it in our dayily lives.
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:26 AM
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3. Too many to list. You're right-- the debates are...
a bore and don't do a damn thing to illuminate any of the candidates.

Much better to watch the better one-on-ones with good interviewere who give the candidates a chance to actually talk about their plans and ideas.

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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:31 AM
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4. Let's see what questions CNN allows in tonight's YouTube debate.
I asked if the candidates believed Americans have a right to privacy.
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Imalittleteapot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:49 AM
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5. Outrageous credit card interest. Cap it. Awe, never mind -
this issue will never be touched.

Although I would like to see people being more thoughtful about their economic situation before they say "charge it", and I agree that everyone must pay their debts - the card companies are making matters worse for those in credit trouble by tacking on huge interest rates. There are people that are being charged up to 30% interest every month and will never be able to pay the debt down. The severe interest punishment on vulnerable consumers is out of control and must be capped...20% will work.
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