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You think Raddatz was bad as moderator,

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by Rooster Rugburn, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Rooster Rugburn

    Rooster Rugburn Got Pignose?

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    wait until you see Crowley. She gets to pick the questions, has already slammed the Romney\Ryan ticket, and has stated the intent to play a big role.

    If Romney pulls it off, he looks really good. If he doesn't, well it was "2 against 1".

    I can't help but wonder why a republican campaign would allow these types of moderators.
     
  2. DonGlock26

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    Obama aggressiveness and overt media bias only helps Romney. Hopefully, Crowley throws a shoe. We aren't worried Rooster. Obama sucks that badly. He's done.
     

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  4. IvanVic

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    Who would be a completely neutral moderator that neither side would take issue with?


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  5. Goaltender66

    Goaltender66 NRA GoldenEagle

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    Because who would the Democrats agree to? Believe it or not, too often in the negotiations it comes down to choosing between a Candy Crowley or a Rachel Maddow.
     
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  7. Rooster Rugburn

    Rooster Rugburn Got Pignose?

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    If it came down to that, they should have refused to participate. The presidential debate commission would lose credibility if they cannot get debates scheduled.

    I think someone like Bret Baier would be fair to both sides. FNC uses "fair and balanced" as a slogan, and Baier would know that if he didn't conduct himself as such, it would hurt FNC and his reputation. Baier is a serious journalist who takes his credibility seriously, and wouldn't want to come across like Hannity. In this situation, they need someone who values their reputation as being non partisan, and there are a few of them out there. But Crowley has no such compunction.

    If the repubicans had negotiated better, they could at least get a 1 of 3 to be neutral. Democrats think their guy is a god, and when these debates were agreed to, they had no idea how bad he would be in the first debate. If they had to agree to at least one neutral moderator to get the debates, I think they would. The repubicans should have held out for better.

    But then, maybe part of the strategy is to go against the odds and even a draw becomes a win. Even CNN was calling Raddatz the third debater, and that probably played in Ryan's favor.
     
  8. countrygun

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    It doesn't have to be a media talking head.

    An unknown College prof, and elected judge in a non-partisan office, etc. If a mod WAS doing the job correctly they wouldn't HAVE to be a "Popular Face"
     
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  10. IvanVic

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    I think it depends on how you perceive the role of the moderator, in terms of coming up with a "good" moderator. If it's merely to read a question from a piece of paper, than than expands the list of acceptable moderators. If it's to understand each issue with great depth and can challenge candidates, that severely limits of the pool of people, especially when you're looking for a person that both sides would consider to be truly in the middle.
     
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    You think Raddatz was bad as moderator?

    YES

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  12. countrygun

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    A "moderator" allows the opponent to do the cross X. The moderator should confine themselves to understanding the questions (in this case posed by the audience) and redirecting a candidate going off track.
     
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    I'd recommend a foreign, maybe Canadian, moderator, one who has no skin in the game and is a non-US citizen, unable to cast a vote for either candidate.

    Who? Dunno...........:dunno:
     
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    She interrupted Ryan many times too
     
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    "....... Addison Mitchell "Mitch" McConnell, Jr. is the senior United States Senator from Kentucky. A member of the Republican Party, he is the Minority Leader of the Senate. He is the longest serving U.S. Senator in Kentucky history........."

    Thanks for all you've done, Mitch.


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    AC? (Yes, I said it...) I've seen him play "middle" before. I think he genuinely believes he is neutral. Crowley does not - she's a shill.
     
  17. DonGlock26

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    Romney just has two punching bags, if Crowley enters the ring. If she's smart she'll stay out of the second arse whooping that Obama is about to get from Romney. Right Rooster?
     
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    :rofl:

    We're talking about a major media water-carrier here ....

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  20. Diesel McBadass

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    i think its part of romneys strategy, looks tougher dominating two attackers than one, comes out even better