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Thu Feb 20, 2020, 03:08 PM

 

I found the debate to lack substance.

In my opinion, there were a few questions that resonated with voters, but not enough to address the serious issues that are so crucial at this point in America. There was plenty of bluster for position, but not nearly enough issue oriented debate. The questions from the moderators lacked substance, almost like they were afraid to bring up the corruption of whatís his name in the Oval Office, how to deal with the aftermath of coverups, foreign intervention, vote rigging, the dismantling of the Justice Department, the emoluments clause, issues involving gun deaths in the country, the threat of white supremacy, the narrowing of wealth (mildly addressed), securing the basic tenets of the constitution, ......

All in all, this was more of a personality event than a substantive debate. No one candidate came out a winner.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Reply I found the debate to lack substance. (Original post)
Firestorm49 Feb 2020 OP
blue neen Feb 2020 #1
Firestorm49 Feb 2020 #5
LakeArenal Feb 2020 #2
ibegurpard Feb 2020 #3
Firestorm49 Feb 2020 #4
ibegurpard Feb 2020 #6
Firestorm49 Feb 2020 #8
Firestorm49 Feb 2020 #9
murielm99 Feb 2020 #7
thesquanderer Feb 2020 #10
Steelrolled Feb 2020 #11
k2qb3 Feb 2020 #12

Response to Firestorm49 (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 03:11 PM

1. I'm with you.

 

They need to be attacking Trump and not each other.
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Response to blue neen (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 03:22 PM

5. AMEN !

 

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Response to Firestorm49 (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 03:14 PM

2. Debates are not for political wonks.

 

All tv is designed for a sixth grade education. Lazy uninformed voters decide by sound bites and media hype.

I do disagree about substance.

My number one issue is getting rid of trump.
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Response to Firestorm49 (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 03:14 PM

3. And do you think that the substance

 

That Hillary Clinton brought to the campaign was enough to defeat a reality show host? Should it be based on substance? Of course it should. Is it? No it's not. We deal with the hand we are dealt. We don't need to lie and be substance-free but we are going to have to embrace getting ourselves somewhat dirty.
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Response to ibegurpard (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 03:21 PM

4. I agree with you.

 

Itís just that in my opinion, this is the election of our lifetime. Thereís no time to quibble about someoneís confidentiality agreements, or listen to how they can raise their voice as to show a command position.

We need to defeat the guy in DC, and each and every time that we can point out his faults, blunders, and lies to the American public the more informed the voters will be. Thereís no time for name calling anymore, itís time to present exactly why we deserve the presidency.

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Response to Firestorm49 (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 03:23 PM

6. yes it is the election of our time

 

And you aren't going to win it by presenting the average American a list of policy papers.
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Response to ibegurpard (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 03:36 PM

8. I think they need to be reminded daily

 

And what better format than a national debate.
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Response to ibegurpard (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 03:45 PM

9. You know that the Republican party

 

is going to lie, cheat, rig and con the public any way that they can. Their practices have been on full display. Nows not the time to play nice. Itís showtime and nows the time to keep this scam of an administration exposed.
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Response to Firestorm49 (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 03:24 PM

7. I thought it was a brawl,

 

not a debate. We don't need that.
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Response to Firestorm49 (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 04:39 PM

10. re: "this was more of a personality event than a substantive debate"

 

to some extent yes, but also elections often turn at least as much on personality as on substance. Remember "who you'd rather get a beer with"?
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Response to Firestorm49 (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 05:20 PM

11. The debates are going the way of cable news, just people shouting at each other.

 

Is it any surprise? I guess this is what the "informed" people want.
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Response to Firestorm49 (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 05:28 PM

12. Seems a lot of folks don't like debates where their candidate fails.

 

This is the point in every primary season where things turn nasty and we find out who can fight without dishonoring themself and who's too weak to stand.

For a whole host of reasons it's better if we coalesce around a candidate early and it's time to narrow the field.

I say that even knowing a crowded field is good for my choice.
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