Why bother having a debate moderator?

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  1. TheDreadnought

    TheDreadnought

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    More importantly, why can’t we ever have a moderator who will press a Democrat for an answer when they respond with an obvious dodge of the question.
     
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  2. Hannie Caulder

    Hannie Caulder Diva extraordinaire

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    Justice Barrett will be on the bench before the election.



    It was a shouting contest last night, so what's the point? All Wallace did was help Slow Joe.
     
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  3. Norsemen2020

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    America lost the debate last night. Wallace was completely worthless. Trump looked like an 8yr old. Biden looked like an idiot. Nobody laid out anything. I found it comical that Biden said Trump has been hiding in a bunker from Covid; and it honestly seems like he really forgot that he criticized Trump for closing the border when Covid kicked off. Trump on the other hand looked like a petty child when he started with the "you graduated last in your class" stuff.

    It was definitely entertaining though. I almost died laughing when Biden called him a clown twice and also said "just shut up man".
     
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  4. tm255

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    This point deserves emphasis. In 2016, roughly 60mil voted for Trump, 61mil for HC, and 60mil did not vote.

    Who stays home may really help Trump.
     
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  5. Norsemen2020

    Norsemen2020

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    I'd
    I'd like to see a moderator given a kill switch so he can shut someones mic off after their turn is over.
     
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  6. IOmm

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    Yes, but the left will be angry and want Biden in to help "pack the court".
     
  7. Darkangel1846

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    Separate stages with the non-answering politician mic. blocked.
    After all the vial disgracefully press, Democrat politicians lying, Twitter lies, and nothing but outright fake news against President Trump the leftist news media condemns him for what they themselves did.
     
  8. Upgrayedd

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    I'm a Trump supporter, and I think Biden won that debate
     
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  9. darth_ibis

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    I read an article comparing the debate to a couple of old drunks arguing in a bar near close. It went on to say that since the moderator was so obviously there to help Biden, that they might as well have let AOC be the moderator. At lease then she can show off some of her qualifications.
     
  10. Jan R Whitaker

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    wallace did a terrible job. Hopefully the other debates will be more under control.
     
  11. Neldon

    Neldon Sir Arthur if you Puh-leeze!

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    Unfortunately, Trump blew several chances to bury "SLEEPY" and "SLEEPY" closed very well with his "I will accept the results ..." ending. Trump missed several opportunities to just let Biden talk himself into his political grave and Biden held up surprisingly well.
    :number1:
    Great idea - wish I had thought of it.:cheers:
     
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  12. 4Rules

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    If only one person is supposed to speak (at a time), and for a fixed (and agreed-upon) two minutes, why aren't the other microphones muted?

    Could it be that the network actually wanted that ****show to happen?
     
  13. ChuteTheMall

    ChuteTheMall Wallbuilder and Weapon Bearer

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    Like the polls, this was a media event; by and for the media. They rule and ration all information.
     
  14. Norsemen2020

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    Same
     
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  15. czsmithGT

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    LOL- these are not debates- they are campaign slogan shouting matches between two nitwits.
     
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  16. uhlawpup

    uhlawpup l'Italia s'è desta

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    Why have a moderator? It forces the candidates to stop and take a breath once in awhile. With guys in their 70’s, it helps prevent having one of them stroke out on national television.
     
  17. Hannie Caulder

    Hannie Caulder Diva extraordinaire

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    Trump will never agree to having his microphone turned off, and he shouldn't. As long as they are going to allow Biden to stand there and tell one lie after another unchallenged Trump has to be able to interrupt.

    Ditch the moderators. We want a debate, not a press conference.
     
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  18. WayneJessie

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    The ratings for the first debate were off the charts. The other networks aren’t about to let Biden off the hook easily. They’re going to lose mega amounts of money if he cancels.
     
  19. rock_castle

    rock_castle With Liberty and Justice for all.

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    This makes way too much sense.
     
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  20. OttoLoader

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    The democrats have scared their base about covid. They are terrified to go vote in person.
    But all the problems ( cheat by mail fraud) and spoiled ballots have them worried that their mail in campaign will fail.

    They need something to rile up (energize) their drones (voters).


    No matter, Trump continues his live campaign rallies (peacful protests so Democrat govenors cannot cancel them due to covid).

    Problem is the democrat handlers knew Biden failed so now the msm talk is of a mute switch or even cancel the debates.

    Biden is a star!