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Old 06-10-2004, 01:11:00   #1
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Vice-Presidential debate thingy....

What is it with turning everything into an overcomplicated sport packed full of unnecessary rules and restrictions. Why do they only have 2 minutes to answer each question? Why do they need a flashing red light to warn them that their time is running out? It's all absurd. This is supposed to be big serious important politics. Can they call timeouts? Is some buck-teethed chump called Jed (probably wearing a giand Beaver outfit) going to tip a vat of Gatorade over Cheney if he wins?

I don't get it.
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Old 06-10-2004, 01:15:23   #2
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They should do it more like Iron Chef
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Old 06-10-2004, 02:29:14   #3
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I like the point where Edwards was not suppose to metion Kerry

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Old 06-10-2004, 02:46:51   #4
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Yeah, it pisses me off when candidates talk about their leader rather than themselves.

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Old 06-10-2004, 09:42:10   #5
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The debates are a bit shit aren't they. They should ship over Paxman to ask them some proper questions.

I heard they are having a proper one where members of the public can ask non-scripted questions? That'd be a lot more worthwhile.
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That's on friday apparently, though obviously all it'll be is a competition to see who's best at molding their pre-practiced scripted tirades into something that remotely resembles an answer to the question. Should be interesting...
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Old 06-10-2004, 16:40:58   #7
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I still remember with great amusement the 1988 V-P debate between Dan Quayle and Lloyd Bentsen. What a mis-match that was. Bentsen bitch-slapped him.
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Old 06-10-2004, 17:12:27   #8
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The two guys last night seemed far more on the ball that the Bush and Kerry last week. Edwards for President!
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Old 06-10-2004, 19:17:01   #9
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The VP debates always seem better since they are far far less structured than the pres debates. They are mire interesting too because Cheney's role is attack dog and Edwards is spin on the attacks and they go right after each other. The pres debates they have to be careful not to even roll their eyes.
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I hated the moderator. She seemed to insult the candidates, didn't know who was to respond next, and sounded like she had her wisdom teeth pulled the morning of.
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Sounds like any British political journalist. We prefer an air of distrust.
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Old 06-10-2004, 23:58:16   #14
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I still remember with great amusement the 1988 V-P debate between Dan Quayle and Lloyd Bentsen. What a mis-match that was. Bentsen bitch-slapped him.
...and still lost.
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Is that the great amusement bit? =)
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