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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:05 PM

CNN or MSNBC should hold GOP Pres debates.

4 states, so far, have cancelled their GOP primaries so that Trump won’t be embarrassed.
I think that some cable network should invite all 4 Republicans to a debate and then have an empty podium for Trump next to Weld, Walsh, and Sanford.

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Reply CNN or MSNBC should hold GOP Pres debates. (Original post)
Funtatlaguy Sep 11 OP
hlthe2b Sep 11 #1
RainCaster Sep 11 #2
ooky Sep 11 #3
Funtatlaguy Sep 12 #4
Tennessee Hillbilly Sep 12 #5
Funtatlaguy Sep 12 #6
Tennessee Hillbilly Sep 12 #7
Funtatlaguy Sep 12 #8
Tennessee Hillbilly Sep 12 #9
Funtatlaguy Sep 12 #10
Tennessee Hillbilly Sep 12 #13
onenote Sep 12 #11
Funtatlaguy Sep 12 #12
onenote Sep 12 #14

Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:06 PM

1. They should have the Trump baby balloon..

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:09 PM

2. What he said!

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:35 PM

3. I like the thought of the spectacle of Weld, Walsh and Sanford all trashing Trump

in unison for a couple of hours in prime time.

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Response to ooky (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 07:44 AM

4. Yes. Why don't they deserve televised debates?

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 09:40 AM

5. What about Fox News?

Why can't Fox invite the announced Repug candidates to appear on their network, if not in a debate, then in some other kind of format.

I'd especially like to see Weld, Walsh and Sanford make guest appearances on Fox and Friends

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Response to Tennessee Hillbilly (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 09:42 AM

6. Trump would never allow that.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 11:25 AM

7. But Fox is the logical venue

As far as I know, Trump isn't part of the ownership or management of Fox News, so he should have no say in what they do or don't do.

Also, since Fox is the favorite channel of most of the Repug voters, it's the most logical choice for giving air time for Repug candidates to present their views.

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Response to Tennessee Hillbilly (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 11:45 AM

8. It is the logical place but it won't happen.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 11:58 AM

9. But what about freedom of the press?

You said that Trump would never allow it. But if he tried to prevent it, it would be a violation of the first amendment of the constitution.

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Response to Tennessee Hillbilly (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 12:00 PM

10. He is so embedded with Fox now, they are one and the same.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 12:08 PM

13. He's not legally "embedded"

Trump is part of the U.S. government, and Fox is a private company. As i said, if Trump tried to interfere in Fox News choices of programming, he would be violating the first amendment of the constitution. It's very clear-cut.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 12:00 PM

11. Do not assume those debates would be good for Democrats

Yes, Weld, Walsh and Sanford would attack Trump during the debate. But they wouldn't be attacking his policies. In fact, they would almost certainly be framing their attacks on Trump in terms of the need for Repubs to nominate someone who can defeat the Democrats and prevent them from imposing on America their evil policies "eek Socialism!!". In short, the GOP nominees debate is unlikely to do us any favors.

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Response to onenote (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 12:02 PM

12. The optics of Trumps empty podium would be good.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 12:11 PM

14. Who is going to watch?

It won't matter to Democrats. And Trump's base won't bother. My point is that if anyone who is on the fence watches, they will hear plenty of attacks on Democrats and Democratic policies.

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