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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 01:43 PM
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Commission on Presidential Debates Announces Sites, Dates, and Candidate Selection Criteria for 2012
Source: Commission on Presidential Debates

Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., and Michael D. McCurry, co-chairmen of the non-partisan, non-profit Commission on Presidential Debates ("CPD") today announced sites and dates for three presidential and one vice presidential debates during the 2012 general election. The dates and sites are:



First presidential debate:

Wednesday, October 3

University of Denver, Denver, CO



Vice presidential debate:

Thursday, October 11

Centre College, Danville, KY



Second presidential debate (town meeting format):

Tuesday, October 16

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY



Third presidential debate:

Monday, October22

Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL

Read more: http://www.debates.org/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,deta...
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 01:52 PM
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1. Maybe the candidate of choice for the GOPBaggers,
won't show up!

I couldn't resist.
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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 01:57 PM
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2. Hooray for the Duopoly!!
I wish they'd let the avowedly non-partisan League of Women Voters go back to running it.

I'm a lifelong Democrat, but I really don't think it's healthy for the two major parties to control the debating process. It's as bad as Comcast's controlling both the content and the network.
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 02:01 PM
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3. The League of Women Voters is free to set up their own series of debates
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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 02:11 PM
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4. Yes. And you're free to start your own telecommunications company. n/t
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 02:25 PM
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6. There's no need, as I am satisfied with the choice of companies which already exist
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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 02:37 PM
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10. Figures.
:banghead:
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 09:14 AM
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18. LOL!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 09:12 AM
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17. So are you. So am I. But those who decide on how Presidential debates
will go will still demand the same things.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 09:10 AM
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16. +1 Two major Parties AND the bought and paid for media control Presidential debates.
A Presidential debate probably helped John F. Kennedy defeat Nixon. But, they have become a sound bite joke.

Cameras are not even supposed to show how tall the candidates are relative to one another because, historically, the taller one usually wins. Only when they shake hands at the beginning or end, may the camera capture a shot that shows which one is taller.

And it's more of a duel of campaign teams and speech writers than a duel of the candidates.


Books have been written on how the debates are more designed to conceal the candidate's flaws than to reveal his or her strengths weaknesses and positions. And how complicit the media is in that.


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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 02:17 PM
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5. those aren't debates-- they're ads for brand name one-percenters....
I'll eat my hat if they ever include any real alternatives to the two major flavors of the month.
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 02:27 PM
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7. Ditto.
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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 02:35 PM
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9. +1 n/t
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 09:16 AM
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19. And, even as to those two, the goal is to keep the public as much in the dark as possible.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 02:34 PM
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8. All liberal cities!!!!
:woohoo:


:eyes:
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 02:49 PM
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11. Cities tend to be liberal. Rural areas tend to be conservative
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 02:52 PM
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12. KY, FL, CO and LI?
Edited on Mon Oct-31-11 02:52 PM by RUMMYisFROSTED
Could the Blue Dog be bigger?
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 02:57 PM
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13. Only Romney has the ability to out-debate Obama
I'm not saying he will, only that he can.

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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 03:00 PM
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14. I'd love to see them use the French Model...
Two hour program, each candidate gets an hour of speaking time, the Moderator throws out a subject and the two candidates have a conversation with each other without further interruption. As each candidate speaks, their allowable time is reduced. They can interrupt and pontificate to their heart's content, but they risk using up their time first and letting their opponent finish without challenge.
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pmorlan1 Donating Member (763 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 05:52 PM
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15. Non-Partisan?
Non-partisan? lol Yeah, right.
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