Iowa Debate To Exclude Lower Tier

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  1. Stephanie
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    even though at time watching Ron Paul makes me shake my head, it is not fair to exclude ANYONE...This was a message on a Duncan Hunter grassroots website...

    Republican Party of Iowa to host presidential debate in DES MOINES

    Debate to be nationally televised by FOX NEWS CHANNEL

    The Republican Party of Iowa announced today that it will hold its
    presidential debate at Hy-Vee Hall in downtown Des Moines. The event, to be
    held the evening of December 4, 2007, will be the first debate in Iowa to be
    televised by FOX News Channel this election season, as well as the first
    debate sponsored by the Republican Party of Iowa.

    Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Ray Hoffmann said, “With the caucuses less
    than a month away, our December 4 debate will be very telling to Iowans and
    the nation. We are thrilled to be having this event in central Iowa, and
    right in downtown Des Moines which will be the epicenter on caucus night.”

    The debate will be limited to those candidates who have satisfied the
    following criteria:

    1. Announced a formal campaign for President: and

    2. Filed the necessary paperwork with the Federal Election Commission; and

    3. Met all U.S. constitutional requirements; and

    ****4. Garnered at least 5% of the national electorate as determined by an
    average of the most recent national telephone polls of registered voters
    conducted by non-partisan public opinion polling organizations leading up to
    the registration deadline as determined by Fox News Channel and the
    Republican Party of Iowa or garnered an average of at least 5% in the most
    recent polls of Iowa voters conducted by the American Research Group and the
    Des Moines Register.*****
    To exclude candidates is a slap in the face of the grassroots of America who have a right to choose a good candidate, and to exclude someone based upon their poll numbers limits Americans’ ability to see all the candidates available. This gives them unprecedented control over the election, by keeping the status quo for the top tier the same. Please e-mail the Iowa GOP by contacting them through the website below, and let them know what we think:

    www.iowagop.net/

    http://dhgrassrevolt.wordpress.com/2007/11/07/iowa-debate-to-exclude-lower-tier/
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    Freerepublic gave this contact information...
    To: All
    Call and write often—Do not limit the debate participants!

    Fox News
    yourcomments@foxnews.com

    Iowa Republican Party

    Mary Tiffany, communications director
    (515) 282-8105
    mtiffany@iowagop.org

    Ray Hoffmann
    Chairman
    Sioux City
    rayhoffmann@iowagop.org

    Leon Mosley
    Co Chairman
    Waterloo
    lmosley7@mchsi.com

    Chuck Laudner
    Executive Director
    Des Moines
    claudner@iowagop.org

    Paula Dierenfeld
    Legal Counsel
    Des Moines
    psd@nyemaster.com

    Kathy Pearson
    Pres. IFRW
    Cedar Rapids
    kpearson@kaas-emp.com

    Phyllis Kelly
    National Committeewoman
    Charles City
    phyllisk@fiai.net

    Steve Roberts
    National Committeeman
    Des Moines
    steveroberts@lawiowa.com

    From...
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1922644/posts
     
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    Duncan Hunter should be in as he meets all of those requirements. One good thing comes out of that, atleast that Ron Paul nut wont be able to participate, I mean he is at 1% oh wait im sorry 2% in the polls.
     
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    That's not the reason I posted this....I can say I would not like for Ron Paul to be in the debates, but it is way too early to start excluding people..
    Everyone, no matter how far out we think they are should have a chance to be seen...

    I posted those contact addys, so we can tell them TO NOT EXCLUDE ANYONE..That's the American way... no matter who you are....
     
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    You right. He should be there, and I really enjoy the parts of the debates where people see him for the scum he really is and boo him.

    I don't think they will change their rules no matter how many people write in and even if they do they will make sure the candidates don't get to say anything at all.
     
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    Lets add in all the libertarian candidates as well, I mean they too could be republicans. Ohh wait that would include Ron " pot head" Paul.
     
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    You never know about them listening...
    We the people have stopped quite a bit of shenanigans lately by contacting our Reps...So it never hurts to speak up...
     
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    5 percent is a damn low threshold, if you can not garner 5 percent now, why are you even in the races?
     
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    I understand your thoughts....but..he is registered as a Republican..not much we can do about that..

    For now he is a Republican...
     
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    Your absolutley right but the point im making is it doesn't matter if they are there or not as usually only Giuliani, Romney, McCain and latley Thompson are asked questions. The others are lucky if they get one or two questions, it's just not right. What's the point of being there then?
     
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    I bet he will jump in the race as an Independant or Libertarian as he doesn't have a shot in hell of getting on the Republican ticket.
     

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