Discussion in 'Election Forums' started by MarcATL, Oct 3, 2012.
Yes or no.
Why? Why not?
The people deserve unfiltered answers and speeches. No media putting parced clips together out of context.
Do facts matter? If they did, NO one would be voting for Obama.
Do facts matter?
Political speeches are exempt from any truth in advertising laws.
no......to me.....its just two politicians lying,spinning and exaggerating...and once in a while making promises they know they cant keep....i will watch WHATEVER else is on.....even one of those shows my wife watches where they are making doilies for the couch.....
No, because they arent debates.
They are a chance to hear real policy concerns in the closest we can come to an honest manner, without speech writers and teleprompters.
They are also a perfect opportunity for candidates to either have a breakout moment or an epic fail, both of which can shift the course of the election.
Time and again a good debate performance has been worth more than any amount of electioneering.
If it was an actual debate, it could be interesting. However this will be watered down politics with no one saying anything of any real significance.
Besides, if you're an intelligent American you should already be informed on the candidates and issues. This is just the bathing suit portion of the election.
The real answer is that it CAN matter. It mattered when JFK debated Nixon. It mattered when Reagan buried Carter. It didn't really matter all that much when McCain and Obama squared off.
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