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HFishbine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:55 PM
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Was there a hit out on Clark tonight?
I don't think so. All the candidates had their share of oddball, confrontational and loaded questions. Clark's inexperience as a campaigner is what made it seem as if things were tougher for him.

I've been saying for months that Clark needed to respond to the conflict between his lobbying for Acxiom and his stated positions on civil liberties. The heat of a debate is not where you want to answer this kind of question the first time.

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Jack_Dawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:56 PM
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1. If you "don't think so", then you phrased your question wrong, no?
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HFishbine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 11:03 PM
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9. Suggestion?
How would you have asked it?
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Jack_Dawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 11:04 PM
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11. "Much Ado about Nothing. Clark Ruled."
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HFishbine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 11:15 PM
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14. Well now
That's not a question, is it?
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:59 PM
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2. I DID get the gist of what he was saying about Acxiom, but he could
have made it clearer. Something that clearly stated that he was involved with the company because he was interested in improving national safety, but that he had NO input into the filal product (because he was no longer involved with them by then) and if he HAD had input into the final product, he would have insisted on the system respecting personal privacy.

This is one of those issues that I agree with him on...I just don't think he always frames his answers well.
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HFishbine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 11:00 PM
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5. Interesting
As someone who disagrees with him on the issue, I do have to say that I think he made the case you articulated.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 11:04 PM
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10. I'm not surprised
Its what I've been saying for over a month, and I agree with his position.

cheers
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:59 PM
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3. Yes, the whores want Kerry, they know he'll be easier to gun down in theGE
They should be ashamed of themselves. Even Kerry's lighting was different that the other candidates. He was lite more from above it was weird. I wish I was stupid enough to fall for this shit, I would be a lot happier.

BTW The fact that they so strongly attacked clark tonight, it restored all my faith in the man. He is no repub! Thank goodness, it was hard not trusting him.

They fear Dean and Clark, they should team up and kick um where it hurts.
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Jerseycoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 11:01 PM
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6. Thank you, Melodybe
Kind words. :)
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misterphelps Donating Member (194 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 11:00 PM
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4. Post game was a hatchet job
The 7 person debate is not Clark's best forum. That said, I thought he did an excellent job answering the questions, including Acxiom. The post debate commentary was a definite hit. They loved Lieberman and Kerry for crying out loud!
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 11:01 PM
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7. I think most of the candidates got tough questions tonight
It might hurt a little more for Clark supporters though because he hasn't participated in the last several debates. :shrug:
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jpgpenn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 11:02 PM
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8. You have been saying for months everything positive about Dean
And look where your advice has gotten you! LOL
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HFishbine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 11:17 PM
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15. I'm sorry...
who are you for again?
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hellhathnofury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 11:07 PM
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12. No, it's just that when you skip debates the backorder piles up.
They had to do some venting, bout time I say. This was the first debate that wasn't a flame Dean fest.
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Leilani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 11:15 PM
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13. Hope everyone knows Jennings & Hume
are close friends.

Brit Hume was a reporter for ABC for years, while Jennings was anchor.

I've heard both of them talk about it.
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Terwilliger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 11:17 PM
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16. so? all the media whores know each other
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