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Eyes are on the voters in town hall-style debates (Rigged?)
AP ^ | 10/15/2012 | Connie Cass

Posted on 10/15/2012 8:59:29 AM PDT by mojito

....Town halls have lost some of their spontaneity. The 80 or so undecided voters chosen for Tuesday's event must submit their questions in advance and moderator Candy Crowley of CNN will decide which people to call on. She can pose her own follow-up questions.

In 1992, questions weren't screened beforehand.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; candycrowley; cnn; obama
Gee, what could go wrong here?

This is such an outrageous opportunity to cheat that I'm dumbfounded. What's to stop CNN people - who are entirely in the tank for Zero - from handing the 0bama camp the questions beforehand?

And then Crowley gets to pick who to ask?

This isn't a "town-hall" debate. It's an 0bama campaign rally where Mitty gets sucker punched.

1 posted on 10/15/2012 8:59:39 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Someone please tell me why the RNC and Romney campaign has allowed a barrage of Liberals to moderate the presidential debates.


2 posted on 10/15/2012 9:02:35 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: mojito

These contrived dog-and-pony shows in-the-round are silly.

Who has such a “town meeting?” Maybe a PTA meeting.

More what we need is a breakroom brawl like actually occur around the country.


3 posted on 10/15/2012 9:03:29 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: mojito

It’s not a townhall meeting it’s a magic act con. Why the Republicans are stupid enough to fall for this is beyond me. Amazing the first debate was fairly even handed.


4 posted on 10/15/2012 9:03:47 AM PDT by madison10
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To: mojito

How else will they be able to program totus.


5 posted on 10/15/2012 9:03:58 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: mojito

You can recognize the members of the RNC who arranged these debates. They are wearing the “KICK ME” signs.

The 2012 debates are emblematic of the way the Stupid Party snatches defeat from the jaws of victory.


6 posted on 10/15/2012 9:05:48 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: All

Yes, it’s rigged. EVERYONE knows it’s going to be rigged. ALL these debates have been rigged in some form or fashion, in favor of the Democommies, since they began holding them. Sheesh... who really thinks the Romney camp doesn’t understand this or hasn’t prepared for it? No offense, I just wish we’d all stop repeating it ad nauseum.


7 posted on 10/15/2012 9:06:49 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: mojito

Yep. Target practice.


8 posted on 10/15/2012 9:08:32 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: mojito

The 80 or so undecided voters...”

Meaning, they might possibly consider the Green Party nominee under certain circumstances....


9 posted on 10/15/2012 9:11:01 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: mojito

I can understand why there needs to be some filter for questions asked. Some might be incoherent, obviously based on disproven facts, totally irrelevant to the election, etc. However, I think there should be a mechanism whereby ALL of the questions submitted by participants are recorded and made available for public view . . . just for the sake of transparency and honesty.

Otherwise, you have the potential for a THINO - town hall in name only where the moderator interjects a stronger bias than the participants. Assuming the participants are fairly chosen, which I understand is a monumental assumption, any bias in questions asked should reflect the bias of the town hall participants, and not that of the moderator.


10 posted on 10/15/2012 9:13:17 AM PDT by RatRipper (Obama, YOU LIE!!! . . .again and again and again and again, ad infinitum. . . .)
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To: mojito

First Question: “What will you do for me on _____ issue?” Next Question: “What will you do for me on _____ issue?”... Candy Crowley interrupting Mitt Romney and “tripping up” Mitt Romney, each and every chance that she will get during the entire debate. The complete summary of the second debate. No need to watch it.


11 posted on 10/15/2012 9:13:17 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: mojito
If there was any doubt that the Republicans are the stupid party then this development should establish it as fact. Why they would agree to this format, without CNN signing on to it, is absolutely mind-boggling.

This is a set-up of epic proportion. The media, led by blow pig Candy Crowley, will lead the charge. Reince Preibus, or whatever the hell his name is, should be fired. Crowley called the Romney/Ryan ticket a "death wish." Why in the world would the party of stupidity agree to having her anywhere near a debate/town-hall meeting? Oh yeah, because they're stupid.

12 posted on 10/15/2012 9:13:41 AM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: lonevoice

This is why I dread this town hall “debate.”


13 posted on 10/15/2012 9:17:13 AM PDT by Pride in the USA (With Romney - Ryan you get change back.)
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To: mojito

The fat slop’s career is at stake here. It’s either sink or swim for her. She knows that if she doesn’t sink Romney her career will be over. Look what they did to Leher, they literally crucified him and she’ll do whatever it takes to upstage that Martha *itch! She will be aiming for the Hero badge in the RAT establishment. I wish the RNC had some guts and common sense choosing moderators...sigh..the stupid party once again screws the pooch!


14 posted on 10/15/2012 9:19:02 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: mojito

I don’t care how “rigged” any of the debates are. Demonstrable Democrat Liberal governance cannot stand against Conservative logic and reason. Romney demonstrated that he can convey this.


15 posted on 10/15/2012 9:40:16 AM PDT by Paisan
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To: mojito
"Crowley gets to pick who to ask"

Oh Joy....You can bet she's busy studying photos of the Obamabot Plants that will be in attendance, so she can select them for the questions that they were provided by Axlegrease and Associates, beforehand.

16 posted on 10/15/2012 9:47:11 AM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Yes, it’s an extremely precarious set up. Moderator Candy Crowley has previously called the Romney-Ryan candidacy a death wish. CNN has selected the audience members. The producers have selected the questions that will be asked, and Crowley knows what they are. She herself gets to ask follow-up questions if she thinks an answer hasn’t been clear enough. Plus, I don’t think anyone would be surprised if we found out that the Obozo campaign has been given the questions in advance. What could possibly go wrong?

If Mitt holds his own in this arena, there’s no stopping him. The entire deck has been deliberately and strategically stacked against him. IMO, all he needs to do is fight to a draw in this one and keep the polls static. If he wins this “debate” decisively, the American people will hoist him up on their shoulders and carry him to the White House. No pressure there, huh?


17 posted on 10/15/2012 9:53:47 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: mojito
(Rigged?)

Welcome to the party, pal.

18 posted on 10/15/2012 9:55:23 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: workerbee

Mitt seems compelled to prove he can run the gauntlet without whining.

I wonder what Hugh Hewitt will have to say about this? He claims to be a personal friend of Crowley and is always sticking up for her fairness and objectivity.

I’m guessing by Wednesday morning, not so much.


19 posted on 10/15/2012 9:58:31 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: mojito

Oh, c’mon.

Obama’s people handed Crowley the questions, and not the other way around.


20 posted on 10/15/2012 10:16:24 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: mojito

I have a feeling these “undecided voters” will be liberal plants..every single one of them..pay close attention to the questions asked of Romney..bringing up his tax returns, the 47 percent question(Which I have a great answer to but I doubt Romney uses it) or anything about how the mean mean Republicans want to take away birth control pills


21 posted on 10/15/2012 10:28:22 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I heard Mary Matalin say that she’s been a friend of Crowley for more than 30 years and swears that she’s anything but liberal. Sure Mary.
I wonder if Mary will be on someone’s panel tomorrow night. I’ll be interested to hear what she has to say.


22 posted on 10/15/2012 11:10:51 AM PDT by surrey
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To: surrey
Matalin married “Snakehead” Carville — can't trust her judgment.
23 posted on 10/15/2012 11:40:00 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Mase
Crowley called the Romney/Ryan ticket a "death wish." Why in the world would the party of stupidity agree to having her anywhere near a debate/town-hall meeting? Oh yeah, because they're stupid.

They are not stupid. So y'all figure out the reason why they would allow this.

24 posted on 10/15/2012 12:23:19 PM PDT by Digger (A)
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To: mojito

Is she related to Obama appointed person at the state department PJ Crowley? If so how can this be partisan .


25 posted on 10/16/2012 11:14:00 AM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: ncfool

I haven’t heard it mentioned that she is related. It may just be coincidence.

If they are related, then that would be yet another problem.


26 posted on 10/16/2012 11:25:08 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Little Ray
Obama’s people handed Crowley the questions, and not the other way around.

That maybe true, or not.

The DIFFERENCE in people's VIEW of the candidates will be the ANSWERS by each

I believe Romney will chew Obozo up and spit him out.

Without the teleprompter Bambi is like an actor WITHOUT LINES and a defined character part.

27 posted on 10/16/2012 12:36:58 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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