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Debates, then and now

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posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 11:59 AM
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Carter vs. Ford.

Highlights:
    The debate looses audio transmission for 27 minutes, till a blown transformer is found
    Carter is asked about a Playboy magazine article where he admits he "Lusts after women"
    Ford says the Russians are not in control of Eastern Europe





And now we have this.


It seems that the RNC is annoyed that Republican candidates were being asked personal and rather silly questions. Insiders at the GOP headquarters say that they are considering other choices to host these debates. They are looking to radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin.

townhall . com / Limbaugh, Hannity, and Levin to moderate Primary Debates?


In my opinion people underestimate the effect that
Talk shows, Comedians, and Conspiracy sites
have on the public discourse in America.

It's not so much that our elected officials lead us,
as they seem to constantly reposition themselves around
the popular feelings of the day.

So how far have we come?


Mike




posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 09:19 AM
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It's amazing how amateur this debate looks,
compared to the infotainment we get these days.

One would probably be surprised to know that it generated intense debate.


But just like the political theater we are fed these days,
that cause the public to choose sides against each other,
it's meaningless and little more than a personality pageant.




Jobs vs. Tax cuts.

And this from back in 1976.

They are still punting the same football around here in 2013.




How can anyone take serious all these solutions
when nothing gets solved.


Mike



 
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