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If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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sunonmars Mar 2020 OP
Squinch Mar 2020 #1
hlthe2b Mar 2020 #2
democrattotheend Mar 2020 #3
Blue_true Mar 2020 #19
TwilightZone Mar 2020 #4
jberryhill Mar 2020 #6
sunonmars Mar 2020 #8
TwilightZone Mar 2020 #15
Newest Reality Mar 2020 #13
IluvPitties Mar 2020 #5
TwilightZone Mar 2020 #14
Turin_C3PO Mar 2020 #17
TwilightZone Mar 2020 #18
IluvPitties Mar 2020 #20
unitedwethrive Mar 2020 #30
DrToast Mar 2020 #7
NYMinute Mar 2020 #9
NurseJackie Mar 2020 #12
TwilightZone Mar 2020 #21
NYMinute Mar 2020 #24
TwilightZone Mar 2020 #25
NurseJackie Mar 2020 #10
LiberalFighter Mar 2020 #11
Blue_true Mar 2020 #16
11cents Mar 2020 #22
underpants Mar 2020 #29
defacto7 Mar 2020 #23
handmade34 Mar 2020 #26
BidenBacker Mar 2020 #27
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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:21 PM

1. Good. Maybe it'll feel a little less like thunderdome.

 

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:21 PM

2. Actually, I think it might be a calmer debate, but perhaps more revealing.

 

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:21 PM

3. How is it pointless?

 

Usually the audience is a few thousand people in person, and tens if not hundreds of thousands (or even millions) watching at home. The debate is for the voters, not the people in the room.

My state doesn't vote until April and I am still undecided between the two candidates left. I for one would like to see how they do in a one-on-one debate before making my decision.
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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:30 PM

19. I am not 100% sure because I was way too young.

 

But I think the Kennedy-Nixon Debate was done in a studio with aides, but no audience.
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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:22 PM

4. I disagree. I think the audience serves no purpose.

 

I'd be more than happy if they got rid of debate audiences permanently.
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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:23 PM

6. Agree

 

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:24 PM

8. I just hope it does not turn into an absolute snoozefest

 

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Response to sunonmars (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:27 PM

15. I'm not sure how an audience changes that.

 

It's a debate, not a pep rally. All the hooting and hollering does is cut down on the time for issues to be discussed and give people a false sense of how the debate went, including the media.
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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:25 PM

13. Same here!

 

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:23 PM

5. If Biden wins big tonight

 

What would be the point of the debate?
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Response to IluvPitties (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:26 PM

14. It ain't over 'til it's over.

 

Well, it's over, but the more convincing the lead is by the time Sanders withdraws, the better off we'll all be come convention time.

I don't really have a problem if everyone goes through the motions for another couple of weeks if it means that the door is firmly closed on shenanigans like 2016.
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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:28 PM

17. I'm fine with

 

Sanders staying in until it becomes mathematically impossible for him to win. I think he deserves that. But after that I expect him to endorse Biden. Iíll be very disappointed if he takes this all the way to the convention.
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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #17)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:29 PM

18. Based on the math, Biden would have a majority around the end of April.

 

Sanders might want to take it to the convention, but no one outside of his die-hards is going to care. Voters, especially. They pretty clearly want to focus on Trump.
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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:30 PM

20. Having two Democrats against each other for no real reason

 

doesn't help us.
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Response to IluvPitties (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:48 PM

30. I agree, why have the two last Dems providing attack ideas

 

for the repubs?
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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:24 PM

7. That's how they ALL should be

 

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:24 PM

9. Just cancel the debate

 

No point in having it
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Response to NYMinute (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:25 PM

12. You make a valid point.

 

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Response to NYMinute (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:31 PM

21. I disagree, I guess.

 

Not that I think it's going to matter from a voting perspective, but the fewer excuses that Sanders supporters have to complain, the better off we'll be at this point. If the debates are cancelled, they'll come up with conspiracy theories, DNC, blah, blah, and/or claim that Biden was "afraid" to debate Bernie. I'd like the door closed on all of that.
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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #21)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:33 PM

24. The Sanders campaign is pushing for more debates

 

because their only hope is for Biden to make a fatal gaffe.

I don't want any more debates -- they won't throw any more light on the race.
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Response to NYMinute (Reply #24)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:39 PM

25. One would probably do it.

 

I think there are only two scheduled and if the first comes off as we all expect it to - basically a repeat of the last couple - I think cancelling the last one would be a no-brainer.

I get your point and I mostly agree with it. I just want the door closed as convincingly as possible.
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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:25 PM

10. Excellent! It's a debate, not a game show, not a reality show.

 

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:25 PM

11. Just heard that.

 

I think there was discussion about it yesterday or earlier I heard.
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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:28 PM

16. No, it is not pointless to have the debate.

 

It will have a moderator and will be televised. No need to have people in the Hall reacting and doing some of the other stuff they do.
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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:31 PM

22. Pointless to have a nationally-televised debate if there's no audience?

 

Live audiences at a debate are an abomination. They should never be there.
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Response to 11cents (Reply #22)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:46 PM

29. I agree.

 

Why not just have the two of them at a desk with the moderators.
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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:33 PM

23. Good

 

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:39 PM

26. good...

 

now can we dismiss the childish "stand/sit" controversy
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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:40 PM

27. Other debate decorum changes

 

Put 'em both in rocking chairs with nice comfy robes, some fuzzy slippers, a coupla pipes and a big glass of Bushmills single malt for each of them . Sitting in front of a roaring, crackling fireplace.

Of course, it's in the 70s in Phoenix right now so we'll have to crank up the A/C so they don't sweat their asses off.

We might have to skip over any climate change questions wasting all that energy.
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Response to BidenBacker (Reply #27)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:57 PM

32. Lol, I'd definitely watch that!

 

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:42 PM

28. Good

 

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:56 PM

31. I am so bummed. I was in the lottery for that and had my fingers crossed still hoping to be picked

 

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 08:33 PM

33. Probably the prudent thing at this point.

 

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 08:40 PM

34. Good. Safer AND less circusy. Nt

 

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