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(Dem) Candidate Walks Out Of Debate Because Of Stage Fright (Indiana 3rd District)
The Indy Channel ^ | 10/22/2004 | IndyChannel

Posted on 10/22/2004 8:10:49 AM PDT by agenda_express

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1 posted on 10/22/2004 8:10:50 AM PDT by agenda_express
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To: agenda_express

Democrats will vote for her anyway. If she's pro-choice, that's all that matters.


2 posted on 10/22/2004 8:12:22 AM PDT by stockstrader
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To: agenda_express

WOW! If you can't stand up to a camera how can you stand up to a terrorist? Oh, never mind, the DIMS kool-aid drinkers won't care...


3 posted on 10/22/2004 8:13:11 AM PDT by andyland (Terrorists are such nuisances)
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To: agenda_express

I understand... I understand that if you can't handle a debate you can't handle congress. Thank you for playing.


4 posted on 10/22/2004 8:13:13 AM PDT by OHelix
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To: stockstrader

Heard exerpts from the debate. Poor woman suffers from mentally being a midget.


5 posted on 10/22/2004 8:13:41 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget
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To: stockstrader

Now that's the kind of strong leader this country is looking for!!


6 posted on 10/22/2004 8:13:50 AM PDT by coloradomomba
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To: stockstrader
"she said after the aborted debate"

LOL

What an unfortunate choice of language
7 posted on 10/22/2004 8:14:30 AM PDT by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the Rats in terror before me.)
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To: agenda_express


Who in the DNC-Indiana thought this lightweight would be a good candidate.


8 posted on 10/22/2004 8:14:42 AM PDT by Josh in PA
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To: OHelix

good answer.

Glad it was a Dim and not one of our candidates.


9 posted on 10/22/2004 8:14:48 AM PDT by WOSG (George W Bush / Dick Cheney - Right for our Times!)
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To: coloradomomba

Oh, and she did this TWICE. Walked off once, then came back and then walked off again.


10 posted on 10/22/2004 8:15:17 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget
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To: stockstrader

Yup.


11 posted on 10/22/2004 8:15:24 AM PDT by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might.)
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To: agenda_express

Loyal dem voters or not, stick a fork in her candidacy, it's DONE!

I almost felt sorry for her. Then I remembered she was a dem and chuckled some more.


12 posted on 10/22/2004 8:15:32 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: agenda_express

A Democrat woman backing out of a debate because of stagefright? She'll win in a freakin' landslide.


13 posted on 10/22/2004 8:15:37 AM PDT by AmishDude (If I want on your ping list, I will ask you.)
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To: agenda_express

IIRC, Souder is a conservative's conservative (one of the few 'Pubbies to oppose Bush's new drug entitlement). I don't think she stood much of a chance, anyway.


14 posted on 10/22/2004 8:15:57 AM PDT by Teacher317
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

To be fair, she first voted to walk out before voting to quit.


15 posted on 10/22/2004 8:16:22 AM PDT by andyland (Terrorists are such nuisances)
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To: agenda_express

Can't wait for the first time this woman has to make a speech before the whole congress! Where's Traficant when you need him?? Beam me up!!


16 posted on 10/22/2004 8:16:26 AM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: agenda_express

She'll get a huge sympathy vote and win in a landslide


17 posted on 10/22/2004 8:17:03 AM PDT by Republican Red (A Global Freak'n Test ???????)
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To: AmishDude

Yep. It must have been the mean-spirited, insensitive republicans that INTIMIDATED her.


18 posted on 10/22/2004 8:17:19 AM PDT by stockstrader
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To: AmishDude

I feel sympathy for people with stage fright.

One of my daughters has it and had to give a speech to the student body to graduate high school. She fainted dead away. It was dreadful.

Then we discovered Inderal and /or Xanax, both cure stage fright if taken right before appearing. It is miraculous.


19 posted on 10/22/2004 8:17:29 AM PDT by cajungirl (Jammies Up!!)
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To: stockstrader

No I don't think the mean pubs did it.

I am dismayed at how mean spirited we are becoming. For crying out loud, this election season has turned us into as mean a group as I have seen. A fellow human being succumbs to something that is quite common, humiliates herself, and everyone has a har har about it.

I hate it when freepers act like dems. Do we forget who we are? Is is just politics all the time? If we become that, we are them and we are lost.


20 posted on 10/22/2004 8:19:53 AM PDT by cajungirl (Jammies Up!!)
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To: agenda_express
Democrats are nearly extinct in areas of Indiana.

This is good news as to their further demise.

21 posted on 10/22/2004 8:22:11 AM PDT by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (Anybody but Kerry!!)
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To: agenda_express
Links to her website are found on "Indiana Progressives" (http://www.fortwayne4dean.com/)

Her parents (FIDEL and Maria Luisa) moved here (from Mexico?) in 40's.

From her webpage: "I lived in the East for a number of years and worked for IBM, DuPont, and CS First Boston. I also lived and worked for one year in Mexico City for CVC Telemercado Alameda. I returned to Fort Wayne and worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield and am currently working as an insurance agent. Click here for a detailed work experience resume. (pdf resume)

22 posted on 10/22/2004 8:22:20 AM PDT by Teacher317
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To: cajungirl

You are kidding, right?....lol


23 posted on 10/22/2004 8:22:48 AM PDT by stockstrader
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To: agenda_express

Oh good grief. If this woman can't stand the scrutiny in her own state, how the heck is she gonna manage her nerves when she's shown on C-SPAN (for starters)? Ye gods.


24 posted on 10/22/2004 8:22:50 AM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace (Michael <a href = "http://www.michaelmoore.com/" title="Miserable Failure">"Miserable Failure"</a>)
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To: cajungirl
She is running for freakin' Congress. If she's a secretary or computer programmer, it doesn't matter, but this is freakin' Congress. I mean, what does she actually do in Congress but speechmakin' and pontificatin'?
25 posted on 10/22/2004 8:24:36 AM PDT by AmishDude (If I want on your ping list, I will ask you.)
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To: agenda_express

i voted for the debate, before i voted against it


26 posted on 10/22/2004 8:26:35 AM PDT by Rakkasan1 (Justice of the Piece:Charity is conservative;doing it with someone else's money is liberal.)
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To: Teacher317
More: "Our elderly deserve drug benefits at little or no cost. They are the World War II generation that endured and sacrificed so much to make this country the greatest country in the world. (Ahhh, Indiana is SUCH a great state. Our Leftists have to grit their teeth and say these things to even have a chance in most areas! LOL) When I am elected to Congress, I will strongly support a Medicare program that provides prescription drugs at little or no cost to our senior citizens. I am in favor of suspending future tax cuts for this just and noble cause. Our seniors deserve better and we deserve better!
27 posted on 10/22/2004 8:26:47 AM PDT by Teacher317
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To: cajungirl
I feel sympathy for people with stage fright.

I agree with you. I wouldn't vote for this woman but I think it is wrong to mock her. Hey, she tried putting herself out there to run for congress - good for her. Watching these canidates in debates, I'm a little amazed because I'd never be able to do it.

28 posted on 10/22/2004 8:27:07 AM PDT by vastrightwc
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To: agenda_express

Any word on how Souder responded? Was he classy and patient, or smirky?


29 posted on 10/22/2004 8:29:12 AM PDT by Teacher317
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To: agenda_express

Too bad she ran away. Sounds like she could've used some helpful tips from sKerry on how to debate. He would've told her to just stand there and say absolutely anything! The truth is optional. Promise the little people the sun, the moon, and the stars. And later, when you can't produce a d*mn thing - just say it was Bush's fault.


30 posted on 10/22/2004 8:29:49 AM PDT by LibSnubber (liberal democrats are domestic terrorists)
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To: Teacher317

That Parra sounds about as strong as Nicole Parra here in CA..................


31 posted on 10/22/2004 8:30:40 AM PDT by Paul8148
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To: agenda_express
OOH! Follow the link! There's a video of it!!


32 posted on 10/22/2004 8:31:10 AM PDT by Teacher317
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To: Teacher317

No word on Souder's response. Trust me, if he would have laughed, it would be all over the papers.


33 posted on 10/22/2004 8:31:46 AM PDT by agenda_express
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To: stockstrader

No, I think we ought to be nicer than this. Maybe just because I had a stupendous double latte made right at home with my new super auto coffee machine that grinds the beans, frothes the milk and I used Brazilian coffee that costs a mint. It has me in a nice mood.


34 posted on 10/22/2004 8:32:03 AM PDT by cajungirl (Jammies Up!!)
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To: vastrightwc
Well, I am entirely unsuited for a job as a male underwear model. I don't think I deserve any sympathy if I try to make a go of it as a career, and fail.

Politics is about communication and persuasion. Or it should be... several Dims pop to mind that are better suited for a job in the Janitorial Arts...

35 posted on 10/22/2004 8:32:45 AM PDT by TontoKowalski
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To: AmishDude

well, they do other things. She could take bribes, cater to special interests, go windsurfing, sell her vote. There are many thing she could do.


36 posted on 10/22/2004 8:34:40 AM PDT by cajungirl (Jammies Up!!)
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To: agenda_express

Souder's response is shown on the video link. Very gracious, as you might expect from a Republican.


37 posted on 10/22/2004 8:35:09 AM PDT by Capt. Jake (Tar Heels against Edwards)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Sounds like she's not only phobic, but completely unprepared for prime time.


38 posted on 10/22/2004 8:39:43 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: agenda_express

He's not the type of man to laugh or say something disparaging. I felt sort of sorry for her after the first time she walked out, then she started in on what "an embarrassment" Mark Sounder has been then she walked out again and my sympathy evaporated.


39 posted on 10/22/2004 8:40:02 AM PDT by Indiana Girl
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To: agenda_express

Priceless!


40 posted on 10/22/2004 8:42:35 AM PDT by houeto
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Well, I am entirely unsuited for a job as a male underwear model. I don't think I deserve any sympathy if I try to make a go of it as a career, and fail.

Hey, I never begrudge anyone for failing. The only people who don't fail are those who never put themselves out to be in a position to fail and that is a lot less admirabe in my opinion than coming off looking foolish.

41 posted on 10/22/2004 8:43:16 AM PDT by vastrightwc
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To: agenda_express

Honesty from a Democrat? Doubtful. Probably blew an o-ring in her Depends.


42 posted on 10/22/2004 8:43:51 AM PDT by searchandrecovery (Socialist America - diseased and dysfunctional.)
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To: Teacher317

Mark Souder responded with graciousness and tact -- exactly what you'd expect from him.


43 posted on 10/22/2004 8:45:08 AM PDT by chs68
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To: agenda_express

Boy, is she in the wrong career. She probably doesn't like shaking folks' hands, either.


44 posted on 10/22/2004 8:54:14 AM PDT by expatpat
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"Hey, I never begrudge anyone for failing. The only people who don't fail are those who never put themselves out to be in a position to fail and that is a lot less admirabe in my opinion than coming off looking foolish."

I can understand that statement, but what I imagine (I don't really know the woman) is that this is not an example of the little engine that could, but an example of a poser... Someone who enjoys pretending to be some romantic concept of a noble idealogue "stateswoman" and when it came to a time for her to actually perform, her fraud was exposed. The same lady trying to make some speech at the local PTA and having the same thing happen would likely be expected to be given a large degree of sympathy and gracious encouragement. But this lady is running for a real office, and it is not at all inappropriate to acknowledge her failure to perform in this venue as evidence of her masquerade, as well as evidence of her inability to perform effectively in the office which she seeks.

45 posted on 10/22/2004 9:03:05 AM PDT by OHelix
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How come Indiana is so much more Republican than all the other Midwest states? Are there more Southern descendents there?


46 posted on 10/22/2004 9:06:25 AM PDT by Democratshavenobrains
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To: Democratshavenobrains

I don't know... I'm from NC. :o)


47 posted on 10/22/2004 9:07:09 AM PDT by OHelix
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Indiana has always been very conservative (indeed, our governor even refused to call our state legislature for the entire duration of the Civil War--in the process running the state government out of his own pocket--for fear that the state legislature would vote to secede), but for a serious answer to your question, I believe it has to do with the fact that Indiana does not have many big cities.

If you look at the other Midwestern states around us, they are all fairly conservative places, but the big cities "cancel" out the votes of the conservatives. Central and Southern IL are pretty conservative, but you have the massive population of Chicago that swings IL to the democratic side. Same with Ohio. Same with Michigan. But look to Kentucky, without any bigger cities, and you have conservativism.

All that aside, though, as a native and (former) 22 year resident of Indiana, I can tell you that it ain't all that conservative.


48 posted on 10/22/2004 9:14:06 AM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: OHelix
this lady is running for a real office, and it is not at all inappropriate to acknowledge her failure to perform in this venue as evidence of her masquerade, as well as evidence of her inability to perform effectively in the office which she seeks.

Yeah, I agree with you there. And if I were able to vote in Indiana I would never vote for her... But then based on her ideology I wouldn't vote for her if she sounded like Winston Chuchill :-)

49 posted on 10/22/2004 9:19:09 AM PDT by vastrightwc
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To: agenda_express
"I'm not used to being in front of the camera. ... I couldn't get my words out. I was just overwhelmed," she said

Maria, here's a tip, If you are nervous in front of an audience, just picture yourself naked.

50 posted on 10/22/2004 9:48:05 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Never apologise. Never explain)
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