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Before the debate started

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by Woofie, Oct 4, 2012.


  1. Woofie

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    Did any of you notice the long awkward silence after Lehrer gave the audience permission to cheer and introduced Obama? There wasn't a peep. The applause for Romney wasn't even close to being enthusiastic, but at least someone made some noise.
     

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    I thought he said there would be no "vocal" expressions of any kind.
     

  3. JFrame

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    I believe Lehrer allowed for a "one time only" round of applause during their entry. But the mixed signals he gave may have thrown off the audience.


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  4. Woofie

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    He very clearly said he would allow applause while he introduced the candidates.
     
  5. JFrame

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    I guess the audience wasn't paying much attention to Lehrer...? :dunno:


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    I prefer to think that no one wanted to clap for him.
     
  7. JFrame

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    I prefer your interpretation also.


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    I wasn't sure the way he worded it and not sure if the audience was confused or what. I did notice though how Obama strutted across the stage with a big smile on his face and all cocky. He didn't leave the stage the same way.:rofl: