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Thread: Democratic Debate Won't Pit Candidates Against Each Other

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    Democratic Debate Won't Pit Candidates Against Each Other

    CNN won't pit Dems against each other in Tuesday's debate | Washington Examiner

    "I'm always uncomfortable with that notion of setting people up in order to kind of promote some sort of a face off," Cooper said Sunday on CNN's "Reliable Sources." "Look, these are all serious people. This is a serious debate. They want to talk about the issues and I want to give them an opportunity to do that."

    Cooper's suggested style is a departure from the GOP debate hosted by CNN and moderated by Jake Tapper in September.

    Before that debate, Tapper had said he was "trying to craft questions that, in most cases, pit candidates against the other."
    Democratic voters were already demanding more debates. When they realize that tonight's debate is apparently going to be an opportunity for the candidates to give speeches and not a real debate, will they have the self-respect to get angry about it?

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    Why, isn't that the point of a debate, to pit one candidate's views and personality against the other.


    Then this is a horse and pony show not a debate.

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    I imagine there's a 99% chance that someone will come in here and be like "Hillary was awesome and debates aren't about people arguing with each other."

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    this will be a pro democratic policy, anti-republican and they will agree on everything debate.

    que candy crowly!!

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    Wouldn't want Hillary to actually debate Bernie. Gotta protect her after all. Hopefully they at LEAST ask good questions.
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    I view debates as knowing on the record where they stand on issues.

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    It's pointless. Democrats will never nominate Sanders. Looks like they won't even allow "tough questions" that would highlight the differences between Sanders/Clinton. I suppose it boils down to jobs/wages/social programs/foreign policy. She has already flip flopped on trade deals. I don't believe a word Clinton says.

    I would expect H Clinton to bring B Clinton's economic team back to Washington (people connected to Rubin/Summers) while being in line with the Pentagon's ongoing foreign policy. "Free market" war with corporate trade deals and Wall St reps forming domestic economic policy. Where has her campaign cash come from? Yep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    Why, isn't that the point of a debate, to pit one candidate's views and personality against the other.


    Then this is a horse and pony show not a debate.
    I look listen to their stands and also whether they make real life sense in their stand. What is possible and what is bullshit? Who caters to the party with feel good trigger words that are meaningless in real world application and who has real solutions? There are a host of things I listen for. The winner to me is ordinarily the more sophisticatedly knowledgeable. An example was Obama during his run and in the last republican run, Jon Huntsman who actually also knew what he was talking about. Currently no one in the republican party has the national and international brains and skill set to be President. Whether the Democrats do better will be known after tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minotaur View Post
    I look listen to their stands and also whether they make real life sense in their stand. What is possible and what is bullshit? Who caters to the party with feel good trigger words that are meaningless in real world application and who has real solutions? There are a host of things I listen for. The winner to me is ordinarily the more sophisticatedly knowledgeable. An example was Obama during his run and in the last republican run, Jon Huntsman who actually also knew what he was talking about. Currently no one in the republican party has the national and international brains and skill set to be President. Whether the Democrats do better will be known after tonight.
    So you're saying people aren't supposed to argue with each other in a debate? It sounds like five people giving speeches.

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