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Presidential Debate Schedule: Watch with Heritage (#2: participants will be undecided voters)
heritage.org ^ | Oct 6 2012 | Amy Payne

Posted on 10/06/2012 6:50:36 PM PDT by NoLibZone

Topic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time Location: Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York (Tickets) Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney Moderator: Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent)

The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion.

The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.


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KEYWORDS: 2012debates; 2012electionbias; debates; election2012; gallup; townhalldebate

1 posted on 10/06/2012 6:50:42 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

LOL! The Title to this article should win an award!


2 posted on 10/06/2012 6:53:57 PM PDT by poobear (Socialism, in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: NoLibZone

The town meeting participants will be undecided voters ....Ahhh, yes. Those without a clue. Libs.


3 posted on 10/06/2012 6:54:22 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: NoLibZone

OK, I read it as undecided voters who were being sued by the Kenyan.


4 posted on 10/06/2012 6:54:31 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire.)
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To: NoLibZone

So these so called undecideds are undecided about whether to vote for Barak or for Obama? I am I getting this right?


5 posted on 10/06/2012 6:55:40 PM PDT by VastRWCon (There are no coincidences in politics)
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To: Safetgiver

Black voters who are undecided if they should let skin color trump their own rejection of his stance on homosexuality.


6 posted on 10/06/2012 6:58:37 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: NoLibZone

I don’t think it should just be undecideds who get to ask questions. I wonder if anyone will ask about the death of our Ambassador. Well I guess I won’t be tuning in I already know who I am voting for since I am not undecided.


7 posted on 10/06/2012 7:00:44 PM PDT by funfan
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To: NoLibZone

Either these “Undecideds are a bunch of idiots or LIARS


8 posted on 10/06/2012 7:06:02 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: NoLibZone

It will be a cakewalk for Romney if he instructs his team to get practice questioners (interns, spouses of staffers) and give them the most outrageous, entitlement-minded, tug-at-the-heartstrings, wounded doe-eye liberal slop questions to ask him. Over and over until he is numbed from the shock of them and has solid answers for each. It will be like taking an exam. Liberals are evil, but not all that imaginative.

Think:

“I graduated with a degree in basket-weaving habits of 8th Century lesbians. Now I’m $150,000 in debt. Wahhh?”

“I live in Detroit, and everyone knows the biggest problem we face there is global warming. Why do you hate green energy, trees, fluffy bunnies and rainbows?”

“I work really hard and I collect the Earned Income Tax Credit to pay for the eight children I have. All of their fathers refuse to pay child support. I am one...sniff...of the...boo hoo, tissue please...47%. Why do you, gulp, refuse to represent me as my president? Sob!”

“I am in my thirties and attending a graduate program at Georgetown. I am also a dumb slut and completely unaware that I can get birth control pills at Wal*Mart for $10. Whyyyyy won’t you pay for my birth control?”


9 posted on 10/06/2012 7:06:28 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: NoLibZone

I thought the second debate was on Foreign Policy and the third was the town hall. Guess I got them reversed. I’d rather have the Town Hall last ...


10 posted on 10/06/2012 7:07:00 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: NoLibZone

I thought the second debate was on Foreign Policy and the third was the town hall. Guess I got them reversed. I’d rather have the Town Hall last ...


11 posted on 10/06/2012 7:07:05 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: uncbob
Either these “Undecideds are a bunch of idiots or LIARS

In either case they shouldn't be asking questions

Romney agreeing to this type format is stupid
12 posted on 10/06/2012 7:07:58 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: NoLibZone
Gee. Maybe the oboma administration will conveniently forget about the "bias" lawsuit against Gallop, if Gallop "does the right thing" and gives oboma just this one little favor - like choosing left wing activists to fill the audience.
Everything would be forgiven. Maybe they could even share an obomabeer afterwords.

Might better tune out for this one. The fix is in.
Better start blogging a.s.a.p. so the world knows about this beforehand.

13 posted on 10/06/2012 7:13:10 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: LostInBayport

That was hilarious, Lost in Bayport


14 posted on 10/06/2012 7:18:04 PM PDT by Alex Baker (Still hopeful)
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To: tanknetter

These townhall debates need to stop. All it is, is a bunch of whiny libs who want to know what programs are going to help their problem or some cause they believe in that week. It’s annoying. You’re not going to see someone stand up and ask if a program is going to be stopped because it’s failing.


15 posted on 10/06/2012 7:18:24 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: NoLibZone

Where does it say obamma is suing? Was the present title changed from earlier?


16 posted on 10/06/2012 7:18:52 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: uncbob

In either case they shouldn’t be asking questions

Romney agreeing to this type format is stupid
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Agreed


17 posted on 10/06/2012 7:19:39 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Safetgiver

Don’t forget the pony-tailed guy who asked Bubba to treat “us” like his children. (Blech)


18 posted on 10/06/2012 7:19:53 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: NoLibZone

For once, an accurate headline LOL!
Oh, and...

“Moderator: Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent)”

CNN has about a multi-million dollar appeal languishing in Obama’s NLRB (NLRB Case 05-CA-031828) since 2009.
Not that Candy’s bosses would say anything to influence her.


19 posted on 10/06/2012 7:29:12 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: mrsmith

I want to know how one answers a foreign policy question
intelligently in two minutes?

Romney: Well Candy let me just say that...

Candy: Over to you Barrak.


20 posted on 10/06/2012 7:34:31 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: NoLibZone

participants will be undecided voters

These are the people whose free cell phone requests haven’t been appproved yet or whose status is pending.

The administration has hired more than 10,000 new government employees to speed up the approval process for the millions of requests./s


21 posted on 10/06/2012 7:37:36 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: mrsmith
Big trouble .

Candy is a close pal of Axelrods !

Its a audience of potted plants illegals, gay marriage, Muslim victims .
A complete instant reply of the Anderson Cooper GOP primary town hall set up with average people who turned out to be previous
guests on CNN !!! Its a ambush

22 posted on 10/06/2012 7:47:15 PM PDT by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: NoLibZone

Can someone explain the title of this thread? It doesn’t match the title at the link, and I can’t figure out who is suing whom for what?


23 posted on 10/06/2012 7:48:19 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: LostInBayport

You’re hired! LOL.


24 posted on 10/06/2012 7:53:12 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: LostInBayport

I actually was just thinking the exact same thing. Gather a geoup of people Romney doesn’t know (like state level staffers or their spouses/families) and make them ask a bunch of liberal-tinted questions. I’m sure Romney is prepared for rational questions. He needs to be prepared for the irrational ones.


25 posted on 10/06/2012 7:55:29 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty.)
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To: lonevoice

The DOJ is looking into the Gallup business practices and potential overcharging the govt for services back in 2009.

Apparently, an Obama campaign staffer went there after 2008 and got a job and he supposedly went to the DOJ and said they were doing some creative accounting, back in 2009/2010. The “investigation” started back then.

Fast forward to this summer. The Gallup company released a few polls that had Romney leading or close. They got a call from Axlerod about their “methodology and sampling”, then they got a subpoena from the DOJ for internal documents and were notified of an investigation. They then released a poll with Obama in the lead.
Now they’re in charge of finding “undecided” voters for the second debate that will be asking the questions of both Obama and Romney. How do you think that will turn out?


26 posted on 10/06/2012 7:56:56 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: snarkytart
These townhall debates need to stop. .... You’re not going to see someone stand up and ask if a program is going to be stopped because it’s failing.

A-MEN.

Calling this format a "debate" is completely false. It's more like an "I can pander better than you" format.

27 posted on 10/06/2012 8:06:57 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: paudio
He needs to be prepared for the irrational ones.

You're right. The goal of the second debate will be to return Romney to the media meme they had before the first debate: detached, aloof, rich, blah blah. They are going to hit him with the bleeding heart question, hoping he'll stumble or give a bad answer, and then Candy Crowley will turn to Obama and have him answer the same question. He'll do it with lots of airy leftist feelgood B.S. and the camera will cut to the formerly tearful/angry/forlorn questioner now smiling at Obama's answer.

Someone upthread posted that these townhall debates should be eliminated. I agree. They are emotive, while one on one debates are intellectual.
28 posted on 10/06/2012 8:18:15 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: newnhdad

Thank you for the explanation. That makes sense, unlike the previous headline which I see the mods have changed now.


29 posted on 10/06/2012 8:24:58 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: LostInBayport

You would think the Heritage Foundation, could at least include the date, for us in “Fly over Country”...Sheeeesh


30 posted on 10/06/2012 8:26:05 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 ("The plans I have for you are plans to prosper you.,not to harm you, Plans to give you hope)
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To: BooBoo1000

It is October 16 (a Tuesday)!

Next week (the 11th) is the VP debate.


31 posted on 10/06/2012 8:32:39 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: uncbob
they are both idiots and liars. Maybe I will, maybe I won't, beg me types.

Mostly they are people who want to be BEGGED, wined and dined, all the while JUST waiting for you to say something by which they can get angry.

That is the undecided, feely little people.

32 posted on 10/06/2012 8:32:44 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: snarkytart
These townhall debates need to stop. All it is, is a bunch of whiny libs who want to know what programs are going to help their problem or some cause they believe in that week. It’s annoying. You’re not going to see someone stand up and ask if a program is going to be stopped because it’s failing.

They're designed to make the Democrat look good. Obama should "win" this one; the format benefits him.

33 posted on 10/06/2012 8:56:48 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Osama's dead... and so is our ambassador - Coulter.)
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To: NoLibZone

Somehow I ended up on a left wing mailing list of Move On. This is an email re how the left wing progressives feel about the debate:

Dear MoveOn member,

That was infuriating.

During last night’s presidential debate, Mitt Romney smirked his way through dozens of mischaracterizations, distortions, and outright lies. The moderator, Jim Lehrer, never cut him off. And now the mainstream media is saying that Mitt won the debate.

We can’t let Romney “win” the debate on a boatload of lies.

He lied about his tax plan, his deficit plan, and Medicare. He lied about what “Obamacare” would do. He lied, baldly and convincingly, about Obama’s entire presidency.1

We need to move quickly to set the record straight. Our online team worked overnight preparing a media blitz—including online ads targeted at swing-state voters—correcting the worst lies in an easy-to-share format.

Chip in $5 to get the truth out—countering Mitt’s lies.

If we don’t fight back now with the truth, some of those lies will stick, and Romney could pull ahead.

Already, Romney and his Super PAC friends have spent millions on blatantly false ads attacking President Obama for gutting work requirements for welfare and cutting $700 million from Medicare.

Last night was more of the same.

And research shows that when lies get repeated enough times people will believe them—no matter how outlandish they might seem. The only way to keep Romney honest is to make sure the facts get corrected on the spot.

We’re now in the moment when millions of undecided voters who don’t usually pay attention to politics start to focus.

This is it. This is what MoveOn’s massive online network is for. Let’s use it.

Please chip in $5.

Thanks for all you do.

–Angie, Mark, Lenore, Tate, and the rest of the team

1. “Presidential Debate Fact-Check and Updates,” The New York Times, October 3, 2012
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=281980&id=53824-21930683-_smjiTx&t=4

Want to support our work? MoveOn Civic Action is entirely funded by our 7 million members—no corporate contributions, no big checks from


34 posted on 10/07/2012 7:40:01 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: NoLibZone

I would call anyone who is undecided at this point in the election Rip. They obviously have just awakened from a long sleep of the last 4 years!


35 posted on 10/07/2012 8:39:41 AM PDT by golf lover (going)
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