Skip to comments.Commission on Presidential Debates Announces Sites, Dates
Posted on 12/01/2011 12:10:57 PM PST by jessduntno
Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., and Michael D. McCurry, co-chairmen of the non-partisan, non-profit Commission on Presidential Debates ("CPD") today announced sites and dates for three presidential and one vice presidential debates during the 2012 general election. The dates and sites are:
First presidential debate: Wednesday, October 3 University of Denver, Denver, CO
Vice presidential debate: Thursday, October 11 Centre College, Danville, KY
Second presidential debate (town meeting format): Tuesday, October 16 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Third presidential debate: Monday, October22 Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL
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Bammy is practicing right now...
Businesslike if it's Mitt, fetal position if it's Newt.
OK, if I’m Obama, I definitely don’t want to have to debate with Newt. So what am I going to do to get out of it?
“OK, if Im Obama, I definitely dont want to have to debate with Newt. So what am I going to do to get out of it?”
Move back to Kenya?
I grew up on Long Island (NY) not far from Hofstra. When my HS class (1964) was looking to move on to college, Hofstra was regarded somewhat as a place to go for kids who couldn't go to college. I suppose its reputation has improved somewhat over the years, but I rarely if ever hear of someone in the public eye who went there.
So now this is the second consecutive debate sequences I think, where Hofstra has landed one of these Presidential "debates." About ten years ago, I was to the auditorium about where these things are held and I remember nothing particularly remarkable about it.
And so I wonder, why Hofstra?
The “Commission on Presidential Debates” is just a scam:
“”National Debate Sponsors
2008 National Sponsors
BBH New York
The Howard G. Buffet Foundation
Sheldon S. Cohen, Esq.
EDS, an HP Company
International Bottled Water Association
The Kovler Fund
2004 National Sponsors
The Howard G. Buffett Foundation
Sheldon S. Cohen - Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP
The Kovler Fund
2000 National Sponsors
General Debate Sponsors
AARP, formerly American Association of Retired Persons
The Century Foundation
The Ford Foundation
Ford Motor Company
The Knight Foundation
The Marjorie Kovler Fund
“non-partisan, non-profit Commission on Presidential Debates”
Non-partisan, yeah right. This commission needs to be disbanded.
Who will the moderators be?? “Bad Dentures” Brokaw again?? “Make my book sell Barack” Ifill?
I’ll go out on a limb and say that if Newt is the nominee none of these debates will ever happen. Barry will have the flu/dental surgery/death in the family/pressing diplomatic business in The Bahamas, etc.
Why not just do away with the inquisitors and let the two candidates do the talking, Lincoln-Douglas style? Just have a neutral timekeeper.
As I understand it, the selection criteria have nothing to do with the prestige of the institutions, but with issues like room size and amenities, access, nearby hotel rooms, etc. And, obviously, they want regional balance with one each in the Northeast, West and South.
Actually, if “The Powers That Be” decide that Obama is going to be defeated, he will not be the Democrat nominee. His show will be cancelled.
Sure, those “Townhall Style” debates have worked so well in the past.
If Gingrich is the nominee he should tell this bunch of League of Women voter wannabes to shove it and challenge the Messiah to the Lincoln/Douglas style debates.
Dang!!! I was hoping that one of the Debates would be at the Elementary School in Evadale, TX. (LOL ... /S)
In his interview with Hannity last night, he said that was his plan.
Newt also said if 0zer0 would not, he would use 0zer0's campaign schedule as his own, showing up at each place 4 hours later to rebut what he said until he agreed to debate face to face.
Newt is a historian. That's what Abraham Lincoln (a little known nobody) did to Stephen Douglas (King of the Senate) to force him to debate. It also won him the Presidency. He plans to use the same tactic.
Talk about getting into Obammy's head... it will explode if Newt follows through.
Hofstra got rid of football in exchange for THIS?