close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Before the debate started

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

  1. Woofie

    Woofie Disirregardless CLM

    Messages:
    9,993
    Likes Received:
    23
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2007
    Location:
    Here
    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.
     
  2. rgregoryb

    rgregoryb Amerikaner

    Messages:
    8,590
    Likes Received:
    1,696
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2004
    Location:
    Republic of Alabama
    I thought he said there would be no "vocal" expressions of any kind.
     

  3. JFrame

    JFrame

    Messages:
    43,150
    Likes Received:
    18,402
    Joined:
    May 29, 2001
    Location:
    Mid-Atlantic, US of A

    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.


    .
     
  4. Woofie

    Woofie Disirregardless CLM

    Messages:
    9,993
    Likes Received:
    23
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2007
    Location:
    Here
    He very clearly said he would allow applause while he introduced the candidates.
     
  5. JFrame

    JFrame

    Messages:
    43,150
    Likes Received:
    18,402
    Joined:
    May 29, 2001
    Location:
    Mid-Atlantic, US of A

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


    .
     
  6. Woofie

    Woofie Disirregardless CLM

    Messages:
    9,993
    Likes Received:
    23
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2007
    Location:
    Here
    I prefer to think that no one wanted to clap for him.
     
  7. JFrame

    JFrame

    Messages:
    43,150
    Likes Received:
    18,402
    Joined:
    May 29, 2001
    Location:
    Mid-Atlantic, US of A
    I prefer your interpretation also.


    .
     
  8. winglock

    winglock

    Messages:
    1,405
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2002
    Location:
    Iowa
    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: