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Fri Aug 7, 2015, 08:20 PM

 

Hey guys...maybe we can join forces?

From Bernie

We Need More Democratic Debates
I know, and you know, that the best chance for this country is discussing the issues that matter. Republicans aren’t going to do it, so we need more Democratic debates — more than the 4 scheduled by the DNC before the Iowa Caucuses.

And I know that if Secretary Clinton wants more debates, we’ll get them.

Sign my petition and tell Secretary Clinton to encourage the Democratic National Committee to schedule more debates before the Iowa Caucuses and New Hampshire primary in February and to allow important constituencies within the Democratic Party to host their own debates.


I know you all want them, too. If we join together and petition her, we might effect change. If you have a similar petition, I invite you to post in our group and we will do the same.
https://go.berniesanders.com/page/s/more-debates?source=em150807su-full

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Reply Hey guys...maybe we can join forces? (Original post)
artislife Aug 2015 OP
99th_Monkey Aug 2015 #1
artislife Aug 2015 #2
99th_Monkey Aug 2015 #3
artislife Aug 2015 #4
BlueStateLib Aug 2015 #5
artislife Aug 2015 #6
FSogol Aug 2015 #7
artislife Aug 2015 #8

Response to artislife (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 08:31 PM

1. Totally! I have said several times O'Malley & Sanders need to do a Joint National Presser on debates

 

on needing more them, sooner in the process, such that Weathervane states
are able to see at least MOST of them before voting. That's only fair, and
for DNC/DWS/HRC to block that from happening is .. well .. most Undemocratic.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 08:33 PM

2. Thanks

 

I have but posted once in a group that I didn't belong to. I try to respect the space as sacred, so thank you for allowing me to do so.

You all are truly O'M!

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Response to artislife (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 08:36 PM

3. Actually, I'm a Bernie supporter

 

LOL - I just didn't notice it was the O'Malley Group when I replied.

I'm looking fwd to seeing how O'Malley supporters respond.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 08:40 PM

4. OOPS, they are pretty civil...!nt

 

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Response to artislife (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 08:49 PM

5. Why, not many will be watching

September 9, 2007 2.2 million
October 30, 2007 2.5 million
November 15, 2007 4.04 million
January 5, 2008 9.36 million
January 21, 2008 4.9 million
January 31, 2008 8.3 million

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Response to BlueStateLib (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 08:51 PM

6. Because they are voters.

 

Gawd, the noise coming from the Democratic party is sounding defeated.

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Response to artislife (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 09:32 PM

7. What does this mean: "the noise coming from the Democratic party is sounding defeated"?

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Response to FSogol (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 09:46 PM

8. What I meant

 

And I was searching for a word...not happy with defeated...but what I meant was that I am hearing: We don't need debates because no one watches anyway. Because research says they do little to change the mind of a voter. We don't need debates because we had too many in 2008.

This sounds like....we don't need any debates, as if nothing is revealed of any importance. I don't think I am that unique, I have changed my position because the argument that supported a different view was more compelling than the one I had. I think being in the presence of other candidates will tip the comfortable state and reveal the person underneath. Possibly.


I would love a debate where the candidates had no idea what questions were going to be asked at all. I would love questions that would ask for a real answer and not a canned response.

It feels "defeated" or if you can find a better word, please --that there are Democrats from the top to the bottom saying it is no big deal. Like we put colored jelly beans in our Easter baskets only because we always did but the colored eggs are the only important item.

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