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Biden should not debate Trump...unless....
Posted by: robfilms
Date: July 07, 2020 08:15PM
Thomas Friedman has a good idea.

[www.nytimes.com]

Biden Should Not Debate Trump Unless

Stay well.

Rob
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Re: Biden should not debate Trump...unless....
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 07, 2020 08:27PM
Trump is insisting that he be allowed to choose the moderators. That makes and debates very unlikely.



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld
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Re: Biden should not debate Trump...unless....
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: July 07, 2020 08:28PM
Drumpf does not need to address either of those issues.

All he has to do to appease his base is say that the negotiations are up to his team and he doesn't bother with the little stuff and if Biden's people want to whine and cry about every little thing they want and can't get then Biden's not man enough to be president.



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Re: Biden should not debate Trump...unless....
Posted by: btfc
Date: July 07, 2020 08:33PM
Real time fact checking, with a buzzer (or gong) each time Trump lies.
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Re: Biden should not debate Trump...unless....
Posted by: robfilms
Date: July 07, 2020 08:35PM
debates have rules

stay well.

rob
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Re: Biden should not debate Trump...unless....
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: July 07, 2020 08:42PM
it will be a game of cat and mouse to see who bends over rules, and before it gets to that point, there will be a good deal of whether or not a debate is even needed. and I think the Dems can also make that argument, now that the polls are goin their way, but they can't ever indicate and outright unwillingness to debate, of course.

Joe can run the clock on him by talking to specific governmental objectives that will make DRumpf sound even more like an ass. the trouble is that 45 needs some more independent voters to come his way, and there is no way that he can get that in a debate format.
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Re: Biden should not debate Trump...unless....
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 07, 2020 08:45PM
The country is so divided that debates are a waste of time.
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Re: Biden should not debate Trump...unless....
Posted by: sekker
Date: July 07, 2020 08:48PM
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space-time
The country is so divided that debates are a waste of time.

This.
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Re: Biden should not debate Trump...unless....
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: July 07, 2020 08:50PM
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space-time
The country is so divided that debates are a waste of time.

believe it or not, there are many voters who are "undecided," some until the very last minute. I know, I know, I'm not sure if they have any brain cells but they are actual sentient beings.
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Re: Biden should not debate Trump...unless....
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: July 07, 2020 08:55PM
The smart thing to do is when Biden says that Trump either lied or said something insane...when Trump denies it, Biden can then say, 'Go to my website' and there will be a clip of Trump saying it. The clips can be pre-selected and put up as Biden is referring to them.

That's what I would do, turn Trump's own statements against him and show how he lies and lies and lies.

Hey, this is the internet age, might as well use it. (Having Biden use it with impact will blow away millions of viewers...IN REAL TIME.)



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Re: Biden should not debate Trump...unless....
Posted by: mattkime
Date: July 07, 2020 08:56PM
Will Putin be in the audience?



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Re: Biden should not debate Trump...unless....
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: July 07, 2020 08:59PM
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btfc
Real time fact checking, with a buzzer (or gong) each time Trump lies.

Shock collar.
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Re: Biden should not debate Trump...unless....
Posted by: deckeda
Date: July 07, 2020 10:01PM
The fact check idea is a good one but perhaps not practical here. The bigger issue is that even when a candidate “wins” a debate based on objective criteria we still elect Trump instead. Clinton “won” her debates, unless you count Trump scowling and pacing behind her while she spoke (!) and no one telling him to sit the @#$%& down.

I don’t care what Biden decides but I’d sure hope any debate rules are enforced.
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Re: Biden should not debate Trump...unless....
Posted by: PeterB
Date: July 07, 2020 10:30PM
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deckeda
The fact check idea is a good one but perhaps not practical here. The bigger issue is that even when a candidate “wins” a debate based on objective criteria we still elect Trump instead. Clinton “won” her debates, unless you count Trump scowling and pacing behind her while she spoke (!) and no one telling him to sit the @#$%& down.

I don’t care what Biden decides but I’d sure hope any debate rules are enforced.

Good luck with that (the last part of what you wrote) ... the 2016 debates were the worst, so far as I was concerned, for the moderators completely losing control of the event and letting the candidates do as they pleased. It got to the point that it made the debates very irritating and mostly a waste of time.




Freya says, 'Hello from NOLA, baby!' (Laissez bon temps rouler!)
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Re: Biden should not debate Trump...unless....
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 07, 2020 10:36PM
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btfc
Real time fact checking, with a buzzer (or gong) each time Trump lies.
Shock collar
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Re: Biden should not debate Trump...unless....
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: July 07, 2020 11:29PM
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Dennis S
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btfc
Real time fact checking, with a buzzer (or gong) each time Trump lies.

Shock collar.

Classic
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Re: Biden should not debate Trump...unless....
Posted by: btfc
Date: July 08, 2020 12:07AM
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DeusxMac
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Dennis S
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btfc
Real time fact checking, with a buzzer (or gong) each time Trump lies.

Shock collar.

Classic


Never saw that episode!

The shock comment made me think of the Quitters Incorporated segment of Steven King’s ‘Cat’s Eye’.
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Re: Biden should not debate Trump...unless....
Posted by: samintx
Date: July 08, 2020 08:01AM
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Ombligo
Trump is insisting that he be allowed to choose the moderators. That makes and debates very unlikely.

Let’s see Tucker Carlson, Hannity, Limbaugh, Piro..........lots of great choices
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Re: Biden should not debate Trump...unless....
Posted by: Don C
Date: July 08, 2020 11:21PM
Hey, Putin could be a moderator!
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Re: Biden should not debate Trump...unless....
Posted by: RgrF
Date: July 08, 2020 11:40PM
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Don C
Hey, Putin could be a moderator!

Let Putin be a surrogate debater, just imagine the ratings!
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