Presidential Debate Rules.

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  1. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    This article shows how the presidential debate rules are being generated by a bipartisan debate committee. All the donations from members on this committee have gone to Hillary with nothing to Trump or any third party candidate. Seeing the disparity of donations, do you think that the committee will come out with fair rules for both candidates in the debate ?
     
  2. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    The rules will be the same for both candidates. They won't have two sets of rules.
     
  3. Plutonius thread starter macrumors 603

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    Agreed but the rules can be skewed to support a particular candidate's strengths.
     
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    So you don't want them to ask any questions where the candidate would have to know anything about how government works, geography, or foreign policy so that Trump can answer?
     
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    Already looking for excuses to explain why the great Donald Trump performed poorly in the debates? Perhaps, they should limit the questions they ask Trump to very simple things like what is his favorite color.
     
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    Hillarybshould be fine as long as none of these topics come up....

    1. Clintons turn IRS into ‘gestapo’
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    not what he said, he is pretty much saying don't stack it ONE way only.
     
  8. mudslag macrumors regular

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    Translation: The rules are skewed in Clinton's favor, we're just not sure how.

    Im more curious as to when the rules were set, specially considering the basic criteria was set last year before any candidate was picked.
     
  9. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    If you mean like Matt Lauer, where he was prepared for Hillary's email responses and spent 2/3 of her time on it while giving Trump a total free pass, then yes they can definitely be skewed. However, that incident flushed that out and going forward it's likely that moderators are going to try their best to be as neutral as possible IMO.
     
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    Make sure there is a rule in there if a candidate starts having a coughing fit or face plants to cut the cameras and stitch together the clips.
     
  11. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    no real idea if this is true or not but it sounds like a do and plant so he can et out of debating.
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    how about if they start throwing fits like a 2 year old or run off?
     
  12. Praxis91 macrumors regular

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    The only questions I really want asked:

    "Will you grow or shrink the size and scope of the federal government and how?"
     
  13. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    That's what I said. ;)
     
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    I used to think that about life but then reality set in. LOL that Hit liar y has been held to the same levels of accountability as others.
     
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    "Why are you not answering the question?" should definitely be one of the questions to both candidates.
     
  16. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Trump has strengths when it comes to debates? Lol. Calling her "crooked" and a "liar" isn't a strength, though.
     
  17. Plutonius thread starter macrumors 603

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    Too true. They will state their prepared talking points even though they don't apply to the question.

    If they ever had Megyn Kelly as a moderator, I would be tempted to watch the debates. She would be going after both candidates.
     
  18. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    If the debate is strictly about the issues then Hillary will crush him without question. For those who prefer a bombastic egotist bullying his ignorant responses in then Trump will do no wrong.
     
  19. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    it is when it is all you have.
     
  20. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think either candidate will be shrinking the government.

    Trump could even significantly grow it with his call for a new deportation force and additional military personnel.
     
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    what a dumb question
     
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    Glad you said "how". Most people don't.
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    Not at all. Government spending is also about revenue collection, and giving tax cuts and other entitlements to companies that offshore jobs, when such job offshoring reduces revenue opportunity to pay for those things like corporate welfare, is clearly ridiculous. Even President Obama chimed in on that years ago with answers that we're all surprised never got implemented.

    A dumb question is if he would want a threesome with Jessica Rabbit and Daffy Duck?
     
  23. impulse462 Suspended

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    it is a dumb question. a better question would be "if you want to reduce the size of the federal government how can you keep the things that does running more efficiently?" or "if you take federal government privledges away from things and out source them to private companies, how will you enforce the already existing regulations that keep the public safe?" (such as FAA regulations)

    for example, if he says "i want to ban the IRS" how will his dark master Trump fund money to increase infrastructure spending which is what Trump said he wants to do (which I agree with actually)

    his question is based on partisan brainwashing which just says "big govt=bad, small govt=good". if Trump just repeats the buzzword "small govt=good" like a trained ape, Praxis will vote for him without thinking of any of the consequences of that action.
     
  24. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    No gotcha questions about foreign policy, the economy or tax returns. However, pneumonia and email questions will be allowed.
     

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