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Presidential Debates - General election

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Salty, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. Salty

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    The Commission on Presidential Debates (COPD)requires all candidates to sign a 30+ page contract.

    Some of the requirements are:

    1) May NOT appear in any debate or forum except those sponsored by COPD
    2) No opening statement
    3) No props, charts, ect
    4) May not use video of Debate for his campaign
    5) May not ask the other candidate any questions

    The commission has a policy a candidate must be drawing at least 15% of national polls to participate.
    Do you consider this standard too high?

    Other thoughts?

    Note the COPD is a joint venture of the Republican and Democrat National Committees.

    According to Wiki, the League of Women Voters ended their participation of the Debates due to the many demands of the candidates.
     
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    I would like to see additional debates.

    1) One debate should be a "timed" event.
    specifically, for a 90 minute debate (with 2 participates) each candidate would have 40 minutes to speak. You would have the option of using that 40 minutes on just one subject at one time, or you would be able to budget your time and speak as you see fit during the debate.

    2) One debate should allow the candidates to ask questions of each other.

    3) There should be at least 3 debates of likely voters - who asks the candidates the questions.

    Other thoughts?
     
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