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Is it interesting that both Romney and Obama agreed rules are needed, then ignored the debate rules?


I felt there was intent in Obama taking more than two minutes to make up for losing "five seconds" and that a comparison of the actual time each candidate was allowed to talk would not show the time was evenly distributed. It was also interesting to me to notice that Romney spent the time, when Obama was talking, either looking at Obama or referring to his notes and making notes; while Obama looked less often at Romney and, when he wasn't looking at his own notes or making notes, he looked at the moderator. Perhaps a body language expert among us could comment on any significance to that.

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Susan Reid (Mighty Mom) says

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    Demas W Jasper (Perspycacious) 4 years ago

    The difference in time was Obama +5 minutes of actual debate time. That is nearly 10% more, if Lehrer's portion of the 90 minutes counts.

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    John Coviello (Rock_nj) 4 years ago

    Thanks for that interesting debate analysis. Interesting that you listened to the debate instead of watching it. The first Nixon/Kennedy debate had dramatically different opinions regarding who won based on if it was viewed or listened to.


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Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) says

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    Michael S. (ithabise) 4 years ago

    Ouch! Why so negative? "That junk" may have its frustrations, but it is every American's opportunity to make him- or herself informed about who they're putting into office. As bad as it gets, I can't afford to be jaded about it. Too much at stake.

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Warren Samu (thegecko) says

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    Warren Samu (thegecko) 4 years ago

    Here's a thought... after their time is up, cut off their mics. It's not like they don't know when the clock is winding down o.O

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John Coviello (Rock_nj) says

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    My Esoteric 4 years ago

    What a great idea, having Bill Clinton Stand in.

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    Diana Grant 4 years ago

    That sounds about right.

    My father always said "rules are made for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools." And that's what he taught me. Isn't it also called "thinking outside the box"?


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    Demas W Jasper (Perspycacious) 4 years ago

    I will guarantee he considered him a threat the day after the first debate!

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