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(Politico)   "Group secretly trying to rework Presidential Debate rules." You hope for a Lincoln/Douglas slugfest, you prepare yourself for a Sarah Palin Fortune Cookie Hour   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Commission on Presidential Debates, Presidential General Election Debates, Mike McCurry, Anita Dunn, independent candidates, Joel Benenson, Ron Klain  
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1335 clicks; posted to Politics » on 27 Nov 2013 at 8:37 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-11-27 08:53:44 AM  
3 votes:
I hope one of the GOP primary debates has no questions and no turn-taking; just let all of them yell simultaneously for 90 minutes
2013-11-27 08:46:03 AM  
2 votes:
"Rule 1. No winking."
2013-11-27 01:16:54 PM  
1 vote:
American Gladiators, The Eliminator course.  Just get to gether all the old gladiators and rename them things like Welfare State and Theocracy and have the candidates battle the gladiators through the event.
2013-11-27 09:35:04 AM  
1 vote:
I'd also like to add a word association lightning round at the end.

OK Governor, you have 30 seconds.

Welfare: "Ni**ers"
President "Ni**er"
Iran: "Sand Ni**ers"...
2013-11-27 09:05:03 AM  
1 vote:

give me doughnuts: JoePragmatist: All you need is people that'd ask real questions and not let politicians dodge them. (Read: non-American journalists). Is have paid good money to watch someone hold Mittford's feet to the fire about his tax returns, Romneycare, specifics his amazing tax plan that let him cut trillions in taxes and increase the defense budget, etc.

Get a moderator from the BBC. The accent alone would make all the candidates sound like idiots.

Get Clive Anderson. He already has experience in directing professional clowns to make asses of themselves on camera for popularity points that don't matter.
2013-11-27 08:56:18 AM  
1 vote:

a_bilge_monkey: I wonder how much the debates matter in the end. I'd guess most folks have decided long before the debates who they support, and as currently structured the debates pose little danger of changing any minds. You either already know their positions, or vote the letter behind their name.

Well, there's always the chance of one of the participants letting slip an actual belief of theirs, thus cratering their political career.  That can be entertaining.
2013-11-27 08:49:22 AM  
1 vote:
What!  You suggest throwing away hours of free talking point distribution time?  I guess you want the campaigns to actually pay for this kind of brand support!
2013-11-27 08:38:34 AM  
1 vote:
Let me guess. Democrats always lose and Republicans always win? That's going to be the new rules?
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