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    [quote][b]Important issues are locked out by the CPD debate rules and party control.

    "Really important but sticky or tough issues get axed, because the parties control the questions and topics," Rice says. "For example, in 2000, Gore and Bush mentioned the following issues zero times: Child poverty, the drug war, homelessness, working-class families, NAFTA, prisons, corporate crime and corporate welfare."
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    why the US Presidential [url=http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4052162]debates aren't debates[/url]

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    It's a dog & pony show Bit, it's really just a joint press conference. I don't even watch them and won't tomorrow night.

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    Yea, the debates really dont tell the whole story, but it can give people some idea what's going.

    But it is pathetic how much these politicans control the debate. Look at this type of BS theyre trying to pull

    [url=http://cnn.allpolitics.printthis.clickability.com/pt/cpt?action=cpt&title=CNN.com+-+Networks+balk+at+Bush-Kerry+debate+agreement+-+Sep+29%2C+2004&expire=-1&urlID=11792046&fb=Y&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2004%2FALLPOLITICS%2F09%2F28%2Fdebates.television%2Findex.html&partnerID=2001]Networks balk at Bush-Kerry debate agreement[/url]

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by jets5ever[/i]@Sep 29 2004, 02:52 PM
    [b] It's a dog & pony show Bit, it's really just a joint press conference. I don't even watch them and won't tomorrow night. [/b][/quote]
    Agreed.

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    Absent one or the other showing up drunk or farting or cursing the other guy, not much to see.

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    The debates were a huge facotr in 2000. Theres no reason to think it will be any different this time around.

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    not if they can't debate, or at least offer rebuttal or follow-ups. that's really depressing... there are serious problems with the slickness of what our political system has become.

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