Democratic Presidential Debate

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  1. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    Did anyone catch the Democratic Presidential debate tonite?

    I have to admit I skipped, as I find most political debates to be huge yawn fests.

    From a poll being shown on the Drudge report, it looks like Obama cleaned house. Anyone who saw it have an opinion?
     
  2. MLeepson macrumors 6502

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    I watched it. The questions were from YouTube and it gave the debate a new twist. It was much more interesting to watch than any other debate.

    I'm not sure who "won" this one.
     
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    I missed it, anyone know if CNN's replaying it? There's 2 hours of AC360 at like 1 AM I might record, but I'm not sure if that's the debate or not
     
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    According to this it'll be back on at 11 PM EST/ 8 PM PST 12 AM EST/ 9 PM PST
     
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    Thanks! Watching it right now. Not bad so far, I definitely like the twist YouTube added to it.
     
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    What the hell, was Kucinich just giving out his cell phone number for people to text him to end the war in Iraq?
     
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    I think Anderson Cooper lost it, the 400th time he cut someone off or tried to keep the answer on-topic. What a joke. I know they need rules and time limits, etc., but these formats just don't work. I actually agree with Edwards on this -- hold smaller debates.
     
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    Actually, I thought the debate was one of the best I've ever seen. Cooper actually made many of the candidates give a straight answer, even questioning them a second and third time if need be to find a "yes" or "no," which I've never seen any moderator do during a debate (Lehr, et al).

    It was quite refreshing from all the same old recycled questions, done in a completely different style than has ever been seen before in the history of American politics. I thought it was great. However, I can understand how some might be critical of the lack of time given for each answer, considering the gravity of many of the questions, but Cooper did a GREAT job in trying to get each candidate moving along without seeming rude.

    P.S. Along with the vast majority voting on Drudge, I thought Obama cleaned house, with Clinton coming in a distant second. Of course, I've been an Obamarama supporter for quite some time. :)

    P.P.S. I REALLY disagree with Maui, in that, I thought Cooper did a great job of interrupting every single time because the candidates were either way over their time limit, went way off-topic, or were simply blowing smoke. That's exactly the part that I think was great; no time for politicizing, simply straight answers. Well, as straight as a politician can give. :rolleyes:
     
  10. solvs macrumors 603

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    I've caught pieces elsewhere, and frankly, I'm not really impressed with any of them.
     
  11. Maui macrumors 6502a

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    If this thread was the debate, you wouldn't have been able to reply to me and say you disagree. You would have told a mod. The format sucks. The candidates don't debate, they make 30-second statements. The one time Obama tried to start to engage Clinton, Cooper cut him off. I want to see Obama go after Clinton and Edwards directly, back and forth. Then it will be a debate. Until then, it's just a bunch of commercials strung together.
     
  12. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    Plenty of time for that. This is still the "get acquainted" phase of the campaign.
     

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