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(34,195 posts)
Tue Aug 2, 2016, 10:05 AM Aug 2016

Poll: Will Trump debate Hillary?

24 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
Trump will attend all scheduled debates
2 (8%)
Trump will refuse to debate Hillary, citing some excuse
4 (17%)
Trump will refuse one or more of the scheduled debates
18 (75%)
Other (such as ?)
0 (0%)
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(43,119 posts)
1. He'll attempt the first and bomb spectacularly.
Tue Aug 2, 2016, 10:06 AM
Aug 2016

He'll then claim the moderators were biased against him and weasel out of the last two debates, and throw sham "charity fundraisers" instead.

I mean, it's not like there's not precedent for that happening, right?



(20,450 posts)
9. ^^^THIS!!!!^^^. He'll show up for the first debate, bomb, then claim that the moderators were
Fri Aug 5, 2016, 04:37 PM
Aug 2016

being pro-Hillary and unfair. He'll claim that HRC/Dems rigged the terms of the debate in her favor (just like the DNC rigged the rules in favor of HRC and against Bernie, right?). That's how he'll get out of the other debates.

And sadly, since the Corporate Media lowers the bar for Trump and raises it for HRC, if he gets up there and gets in a couple of zingers, they'll pronounce that he won because he took her on and proved that she's untrustworthy.



(20,450 posts)
10. I don't think so. The debates will reveal how extreme Pence is--anti-gay and anti-choice...
Fri Aug 5, 2016, 05:16 PM
Aug 2016

Now, Kaine is also personally anti-choice, but he offers a more reasoned approach: He supports a woman's right to choose. Pence does not. Kaine supports marriage equality. Pence has been the most extreme Republican on the issue. Kaine was governor during the economic collapse but he brought Virginia back to health. Moderates and Independents will like that Kaine presided over a state with a large military and that jobs started to come back during his watch. The schools in Virginia are doing quite well, too. I'm not familiar with Pence's record as governor, but FactCheck has his number: http://www.factcheck.org/2016/07/pence-on-employment-record/


beachbum bob

(10,437 posts)
5. We be lucky to see one debate but no way trump would do all of them....he has nothing to gain but
Tue Aug 2, 2016, 10:18 AM
Aug 2016

reveal more of his short comings....I hope I am wrong and he goes for all 3....his ego may push him to do it....end result is national embarrassment that even fox news wont be able to salvage


(3,626 posts)
8. I predict that if he debates at all - it will be once and
Fri Aug 5, 2016, 04:30 PM
Aug 2016

it will be more in the line of Sister Sarah's debate strategy: don't actually answer the questions. Instead, he'll mimic Lady Blah Blah and vomit out talking points -- relatively easy to memorize and requiring no actual knowledge. I'd love to see the moderators or organizers firmly lay down the rule that both participants MUST answer the questions put to them or they'll cut the mike or cancel the debate on the spot if there's a violation of compliance.

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