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Do presidential debates affect which person you vote for?
I plan to watch the presidential debates, but I am virtually certain about which candidate has my vote. I wonder if other people feel the same way.
It is sad but elections are more about personalities than substance now. Someone who looks good and handles themselves well in front of the camera seems to be a prerequisite for running for any office these days. It is too bad that our future is , in part, determined by such shallow and foolish notions.
I do not watch presidential debates but I will review the various commentaries and reports from several different sources, in the days following, to get a reasonably balanced view of who is perceived to have "won". and why.
Well, Deborah, I used to care about the debates. But after supporting Obama and then watching his repeated betrayal of his Oath of Office, that smooth-talking liar has made me into a hardened skeptic.
But now, I'm suspicious of all 2-party candidates. My research over the past year has confirmed to me that America is dying and the Corporate Party media is doing an excellent job of keeping alive the illusion of normalcy and choice.
Look at this local reporter's eye-opening revelation from both party's presidential conventions:
Obama has his kill list with American citizens on it. Hitler would've loved this. We have the NDAA with its indefinite detention clauses for Americans; Obama signed it, and Romney would've signed it if he were president. No warrant, no charges, no attorney and no phone call! Just like Argentina's "disappeared."
And now, it's a felony to protest what the government is doing. Ten years in prison for protesting peacefully. Raise your voice against Big Brother and you're an enemy of state. (See HR 347 for details)
And we've had repeated attempts by congressmen to pass draconian legislation to censor the Internet. All forms of protest are being eliminated. Your voice is being taken away from you.
If you don't wake up and help every other American wake up soon, it could be Germany all over again.
The source for this insanity was the lie of 9/11. Rockefellers knew about it more than a year before the "big event."
No, whatever any presidents, of anywhere, debate, I will still vote Labour in the UK General Elections.
I feel the same. All politicians are actors and they are in rare form during the debates. "Actions" speak volumes over words.
If we had real debates, I might be influenced by them. What we had between Romney and Obama was not a debate. I am not sure what it was.
I want a series of debates where
Each candidate asks a question of his opponent.
The opponent is given a certian amount of time to answer and a loud buzzer goes off when that time is up.
The candidate asking the question gets a brief amount of time for rebutal.
Then the other candidate gets to ask the question.
There would be no advance topics, or segments. It would be a debate.
You can learn a lot about a candidate by the questions he would ask and about the answers that would be offered.
So far the answers to this question have confirmed what I suspected ... no matter who we say "won" or "lost" a debate, it doesn't really change very many minds, if any. I'll be interested to see if other people have different opinions after the next few debates.
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