[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."
why the US Presidential [url=http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4052162]debates aren't debates[/url]
[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]