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Postby CheeseBeger » Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:03 pm

Anyone else watching this tonight? I think this could end up being pretty revolutionary in the way elections are done. Now voters get a much larger say in which questions get answered, and they can put forward the tough questions that everyone wants the answers to, but the candidates dodge.
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Re: YouTube / CNN Presidential Debate

Postby RugbyD » Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:02 pm

i'd like to be as optimistic, but it's going to be heavily managed and these formats dont allow enough time for a good response to many of the tough queswtions anyways.
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Re: YouTube / CNN Presidential Debate

Postby Tavish » Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:39 pm

Pretty much what I expected. The same questions you would get if they were delivered by a moderator, except in more entertaining ways. A few more fluff questions thrown in. My favorite moron question for the debate:

"Sen. Obama how do you respond to people saying you aren't black enough and Sen. Clinton how do you respond to people saying you aren't feminine enough?"

Are you freaking kidding me?
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Re: YouTube / CNN Presidential Debate

Postby sportsaddict » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:50 pm

I missed it, but I heard at the end they all had to say something negative and something positive about the person next to them. And Bill Richardson said something along the lines of "you are all great people, and would fit in nicely as my Vice President." :-D :-b
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Re: YouTube / CNN Presidential Debate

Postby PlayingWithFire » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:02 pm

Tavish wrote:Pretty much what I expected. The same questions you would get if they were delivered by a moderator, except in more entertaining ways. A few more fluff questions thrown in. My favorite moron question for the debate:

"Sen. Obama how do you respond to people saying you aren't black enough and Sen. Clinton how do you respond to people saying you aren't feminine enough?"

Are you freaking kidding me?


I really want to know how they answered :-D :-D :-D
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Re: YouTube / CNN Presidential Debate

Postby Old_Style » Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:01 pm

PlayingWithFire wrote:
Tavish wrote:Pretty much what I expected. The same questions you would get if they were delivered by a moderator, except in more entertaining ways. A few more fluff questions thrown in. My favorite moron question for the debate:

"Sen. Obama how do you respond to people saying you aren't black enough and Sen. Clinton how do you respond to people saying you aren't feminine enough?"

Are you freaking kidding me?


I really want to know how they answered :-D :-D :-D


CNN is re-airing the debate right now.
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Re: YouTube / CNN Presidential Debate

Postby AcidRock23 » Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:58 pm

I thought that the 'rockstar' candidates seemed pretty cocky, pretty much rolling right on over the 'time' notification from the network. The 'fringier' candidates seemed kind of cowed like they were 'gee, I'm stopping on time, do I get a gold star for it?' or something like that.

Re HillarObama, Obama said something to the effect 'if you don't think I'm black, come watch me hail a cab in Manhattan'. Hillary's response was not quite as catchy but perhaps more diplomatic, along the lines of "I don't have a choice about running as a woman"

Afterwards, the bit of the commentary I caught they were going 'Obama meets with Axis of Evil, Hillary Doesn't' as if it were a big deal, while going on w/ that, they cut the sections on health care and education short and none of the candidates went a long way to differentiate themselves in a good way. Mostly 'damn, Biden really is a character...and damn, Kucinich is a character and damn, that wacky dude from Alaska is a character too...' w/ little opportunity for substance. Neither Obama nor Hillary nor Edwards seemed to come up with a clever plan when they were going past 'time', they seemed to be stumping w/ "I have a vision...' sorts of stuff.

Of course, I still like all 8 of them better than any Republican.
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Re: YouTube / CNN Presidential Debate

Postby shmolex » Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:59 am

so apparently, goatse flashed for 1/24 of a second during the debate and it appeared on CNN. I wasn't watching, but that would be pretty funny to see.

http://beginnorth.com/blog/?p=93
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