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NurseJackie

(42,862 posts)
Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:09 AM Jun 2016

Will we have as many Clinton/Trump debates as there were Obama/Romney debates?

Here's some interesting historical info that I found regarding the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) and the 2012 debates.


POLL QUESTION: How many debates are Clinton and Trump likely to have? (In 2012 there were three presidential debates and 1 vice-presidential debate.)


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Same number as in 2012. (All agreed-to debates completed.)
3 (30%)
Fewer than previously. (But, all agreed-to debates completed.)
0 (0%)
Incomplete: Fewer than previously. (Trump has a tantrum and refuses to show up.)
7 (70%)
No debates, no agreement reached. (Candidates fight it out in the media and in separate town-hall events.)
0 (0%)
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Will we have as many Clinton/Trump debates as there were Obama/Romney debates? (Original Post) NurseJackie Jun 2016 OP
There will be a few debates and then Trump will refuse to debate! Her Sister Jun 2016 #1
I'm thinking just one debate. Then Trump will melt down and claim that the ... NurseJackie Jun 2016 #2
Yes he will declare the whole system is rigged for Racists like him that want to make America great Her Sister Jun 2016 #4
There is a debate schedule for the fall which matches the same number as 2012 cojoel Jun 2016 #3
Thanks! NurseJackie Jun 2016 #6
I hope there's enough popcorn Zippyzagnut Jun 2016 #5
I will be shock that trump has the courage to face Hillary on stage in any debate.... beachbum bob Jun 2016 #7
I agree... sarae Jun 2016 #10
One debate NastyRiffraff Jun 2016 #8
Put me down as Other jmowreader Jun 2016 #9
Oh that last one had to think about. Very Good! LiberalFighter Jun 2016 #12
Trump will debate using twitter. LiberalFighter Jun 2016 #11

NurseJackie

(42,862 posts)
2. I'm thinking just one debate. Then Trump will melt down and claim that the ...
Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:41 AM
Jun 2016

... moderators were biased ... refusing to do any further debates. (That's just his style. We've seen it before, and I have no reason to believe that he'll behave otherwise.)

Hillary will SHINE and the contrast will be even MORE striking than it was when she was debating Sanders.

 

Her Sister

(6,444 posts)
4. Yes he will declare the whole system is rigged for Racists like him that want to make America great
Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:46 AM
Jun 2016

Again"

He will go cry to his supporters at his rallies about crooked this and crooked that! He'll say twitter is enough!


 

beachbum bob

(10,437 posts)
7. I will be shock that trump has the courage to face Hillary on stage in any debate....
Sat Jun 11, 2016, 10:16 AM
Jun 2016

he'd be toast in 30 minutes as he does nothing but personally attack her and avoid all discussions on issues, policies and what not....

all he'll do attack.... Benghazi....whitewater, bill clinton, his foundation....

hillary will handle him better than the 11hrs of the conservative grilling in front of the witchhunt committee....her performance there solidified my support and millions of others for her

sarae

(3,284 posts)
10. I agree...
Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:29 PM
Jun 2016

I bet he tries to weasel out. We've never seen him in a debate one-on-one, or even with 3 people. I think there were 4 people in the last Repub debate (before he chickened out of the very last one to "donate" $ to vets).

I think he's scared shitless! They're going to ask him questions he won't know the answer to, and he won't be able to stall long enough to not answer. The contrast between Hillary and Donald will be striking.



NastyRiffraff

(12,448 posts)
8. One debate
Sat Jun 11, 2016, 11:12 AM
Jun 2016

where Hillary crushes and humiliates Trump. If he doesn't actually storm off the stage, he'll refuse any further debates, claiming the moderators were unfair and of course, Hillary is an evil lying witch.

jmowreader

(50,612 posts)
9. Put me down as Other
Sat Jun 11, 2016, 04:54 PM
Jun 2016

There will be one. Hillary will give Trump such a beating he never debates again.

"Crooked Hillary..."

"Now hold on there, buster. I'm not the one who bought off attorneys general to avoid prosecution. You are. I never opened a fraudulent university. You did. I have no Mafia ties. You do. And I never made a nickel from gambling or liquor. Oh wait...you didn't either. My bad."

LiberalFighter

(51,530 posts)
11. Trump will debate using twitter.
Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:42 PM
Jun 2016

Republican leaders will require Trump to use a teleprompter when doing a debate.

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