Televised debates have had an outsize impact on this year’s Republican presidential race. But the demands of the debating schedule — Saturday’s event in South Carolina was the eleventh major clash — is taking its toll on the candidates, who find themselves constantly preparing for primetime. The frequency of the debates cuts back on the time available for retail politicking in Iowa and other early-voting states. Even seasoned campaign veterans are now beginning to ask: How many debates are too many? “Debates are good, but we’re reaching overload,” Ed Rollins told The Hill. Rollins, who was the campaign manager for Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) before stepping down in September, added that under the current schedule “there are going to be 20-plus debates in this primary process. That is way too many.”Maybe because I’m a contrary thinker and admittedly so… I think debates are just stupid, let me be clear… I REALLY think debates are over the top idiotic and stupid! They don’t tell you shit, they don’t reveal shit, the formats are all fucked up and it ends up being sliced and diced into meaningless sound bites. This is not rocket science, one damn debate a month as situations and world circumstances change. OR let’s do it like the NCAA college basketball tournament. A series of one on one debates with the top challengers. Draw names have sets of debaters compete against one another double elimination and have folks do the American idle thing and vote for who is worthy to move on.
Let the Republican challengers decide on who would be posing the questions and not do it by what network is broadcasting so we don’t have a lot of partisan hacks pushing their own agendas and ensure the right questions are asked. Folks I know this is slightly silly but what we do now is exceedingly pointless. The only thing it does is put money in people’s pockets; it gives the debate locations an economic boost and some positive PR vibe for a day.
Let me tell you people I don’t watch debates, EVER! In fact as I am typing this I’m trying to remember the last debate I watched, I think the last Bush, Kerry debate but I don’t know, folks I swear I just think they are stupid and pointless and don’t tell you shit about a candidate. Now having said that, back in the day when we had smarter more principled people running for office a debate could tell you something but now it is all smoke and mirrors and complete bullshit and as Michelle Bachman and Ron Paul supporters have pointed out people are treated unfairly depending on campaign cash status. But frankly people Newt would clean anyone in the Republican fields clocks in a debate, dude is just smarter when it comes to politics and history he knows his shit, I don’t want to hear him debate I simply want to hear him speak intellectually on the issues because he is in direct contrast with Obama.
Obama is a dope… a complete and utter fucking dope! Dude is annoying to listen to and more times than not he does not have complete grasp of what he is talking about and it amazes me that people actually think dude is smart and intelligent! NO he is a fucking dope and the fact that mutherfuckers elected him is why I think the majority of the American voting populous are as dopey as he is. Did Obama shine in any debate? NO in fact go back and watch his debates he has lied about damn near anything he said during a debate.
DEBATES DON’T MEAN SHIT AND FOR GODS SAKES WE NEED TO PULL THE PLUG ON THEM!
Crap now my head hurts…
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A Brutally Honest Evaluation Of The GOP Field In Order Of Preference - Right Wing News
I don’t have any issue with who he has and not the order... I just would not put Ron Paul in this group, I don’t care what anyone says he is not a serious candidate for president by any stretch of the imagination and anyone who thinks he is simply is delusional and only thinks that way by pure emotion… folks that is how liberals think… on pure emotion.
To Increase Jobs, Increase Economic Freedom - WSJ
Opinion Business is not a zero-sum game struggling over a fixed pie. Instead it grows and makes the total pie larger, creating value for all of its major stakeholders, including employees and communities.
By JOHN MACKEY
Is the United States exceptional? Of course we are! Two hundred years ago we were one of the poorest countries in the world. We accounted for less than 1% of the world's total GDP. Today our GDP is 23% of the world's total and more than twice as large as the No. 2 country's, China. America became the wealthiest country because for most of our history we have followed the basic principles of economic freedom: property rights, freedom to trade internationally, minimal governmental regulation of business, sound money, relatively low taxes, the rule of law, entrepreneurship, freedom to fail, and voluntary exchange. The success of economic freedom in increasing human prosperity, extending our life spans and improving the quality of our lives in countless ways is the most extraordinary global story of the past 200 years.+++++
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