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Is this really the best way to select a candidate?

I mean really, how often does the President actually debate anyone once he’s in office and executing the duties thereof?

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  1. thedrpete
    28 Oct 2011 at 11:48 AM

    A series of actual debates among, say, three candidates at a time wherein (1) one asks a question, (2) the other two answer in turn (say, 5 minutes), then (3) the asker answers, contrasting his answer with the other two, then (4) each has 1 minute to clarify.

    Next, a second candidate asks a question and the above formula plays out, etc. Then the third.

  2. 28 Oct 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Dr Pete: But…but…you’re describing something like a real debate! You’re being logical…quit that! ;->

    The main problem that I see is the structure and venue for these farces results in minimal transfer of information at the expense of the “entertainment” value for liberals.

    • 29 Oct 2011 at 7:47 AM


      How true. There is really no time for these candidates to explain their platforms in a lousy 60 second answer.

      I agree with Dr.Pete’s idea but like you stated that is just too damn much common sense for the media and as you said, the media would not be able to make clowns and fools out of them otherwise.

  3. 29 Oct 2011 at 8:43 AM

    I have never understood the logic of having liberals moderate the debates while asking the questions. This is stupidity in its highest form.

    The GOP clammors for the media limelight without realizing that it is for the purpose of making them look bad. The really sad part is that they do it every time.

    If the GOP had half a braincell they would ignore the lamestream media and instead do all the debates at FOX News in the format Dr Pete described.

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