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Bush clutching at straws

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Nixon

Wears Scarlet-colored glasses
DEBuckeye said:
It's the same thing with Kerry's proposed monthly debates. There's no way Bush should spend his time worrying about arguing with Kerry every month- he's got much more important things to do. But, when he declines, Kerry and his cronies will attack him as being scared, or weak.

The great part about this is that Kerry rejected Edwards not even a month ago when Edwards called for a series of one-on-one debates.
 
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buckeyebri

40 Days in the Hole
Nixon said:
The great part about this is that Kerry rejected Edwards not even a month ago when Edwards called for a series of one-on-one debates.


There had already been a series of Democratic debates where the candidates had the opportunity to state their views and directions.

again.......:sleep2:
 
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buckiprof

21st Century Buckeye Man
Staff member
Nixon said:
And there will be Presidential debates like usual...why should John Kerry get to dictate new rules for debate?
Unfortunately, the as usual means pretty meaningless. Wouldn't it be great if the debate format would be like it always is and then, after candidate says his piece, the other candidate could also ask a question? That would be not only entertaining, but more meaningful into the insights of one's mental prowess.

Many times the "debate" on the debate format is better than the debates.
 
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Nixon

Wears Scarlet-colored glasses
Whether the debates are informative or not has nothing to do with the fact that the format has been used for a long time and it is proposterous to attack George W Bush for not going along with his challenger's proposal to change that when his challenger refused to do the debates his challenger wanted him to do.

As for me, I don't need a debate to decide who to vote for.
 
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buckiprof

21st Century Buckeye Man
Staff member
" As for me, I don't need a debate to decide who to vote for."

Many are like you but what about the sizeable percentage that is undecided? The undecided voter will determine the outcome of this election. And I would like them to have as much info to make an informed decision and if that includes debates, then that's a good thing.

As for an informative debate and the defense that this format has been used for a while, I was asking a hypothetical question in

"Wouldn't it be great if the debate format would be like it always is and then, after candidate says his piece, the other candidate could also ask a question?"

I would love to see that and I must ask who wouldn't?
 
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buckeyebri

40 Days in the Hole
Nixon said:
Whether the debates are informative or not has nothing to do with the fact that the format has been used for a long time and it is proposterous to attack George W Bush for not going along with his challenger's proposal to change that when his challenger refused to do the debates his challenger wanted him to do.

As for me, I don't need a debate to decide who to vote for.

Seems like some incredible circular logic too me, as stated before Kerry and Edwards already debated the issues with the rest of the democratic candidates.

By all means let's not have the debates in as an informative forum as possible. Better that we let the media and polls convince us as to what are the pressing issues and which candidate we should vote for.

Oh wait, the media is liberally biased so that won't work. I know, let's have celebrity death debates. Now, I would pay to see Rush debate Ted Kennedy in a no holds barred, cage debate.....
 
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Nixon

Wears Scarlet-colored glasses
buckeyebri said:
By all means let's not have the debates in as an informative forum as possible. Better that we let the media and polls convince us as to what are the pressing issues and which candidate we should vote for.

With "informative as possible" being that which John Kerry would like to dictate. Excuse me for not falling all over myself in excitement.
 
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buckeyebri

40 Days in the Hole
Nixon said:
With "informative as possible" being that which John Kerry would like to dictate. Excuse me for not falling all over myself in excitement.

Are you asserting that Bush can't inform the public on the why's and wherefore's of his stance on the issues without being prompted by the script writers as to what he should say?
 
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Nixon

Wears Scarlet-colored glasses
This has nothing to do with the stupidity that you see in and the contempt that you have for the president. The President does not have to go changing 40 years of practice because his challenger wants him to. The fact that you actually demand that he should shows a high level of partisanship(not a bad thing, but it's usually decried as one) and nieviety.
 
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Woody1968

Agent Provocateur
Kerry's a weasel and a jackass. He is not the type of person we need in the White House.
Actually I don't think Kerry is a big enough weasel or jackass to make a good president. We have had a string of weasely jackass presidents since the Constitutional Convention, and our current unbroken streak goes back to LBJ.
 
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buckiprof

21st Century Buckeye Man
Staff member
Nixon said:
This has nothing to do with the stupidity that you see in and the contempt that you have for the president. The President does not have to go changing 40 years of practice because his challenger wants him to. The fact that you actually demand that he should shows a high level of partisanship(not a bad thing, but it's usually decried as one) and nieviety.
IIRC, in the 2000 debate season, there was an attempt to have a more real debate discussing issues but I think it was the Bush crowd that didn't want it. He wasn't president at the time. It is easy to fall back on the 40 years of practice line when you are in office but he wasn't at the time. So why was the Bush camp not willing to do this 4 years ago? I would like to hear some valid reason.
 
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Buckeye69

A.K.A. IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY
Horse walks into a bar. The bartender says, "Why the long face." This is the reason we don't need to see anymore of kerry's puss on the TV. Jesus H! it's only March, we don't need debate after debate after debate after debate! It's hard enough hearing kerry's monotone droning day after day after day. Blah, blah, blah, fluffy. Someone give that ameoba some percadan.
 
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