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The town hall debate will favor Obama
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Posted on 10/16/2012 10:06:28 AM PDT by chessplayer

Rich Noyes of the Media Research Center penned an analysis today, which detailed how liberal questions are favored in such debates by a 2-to-1 margin. The MRC has analyzed every townhall style debate since it debuted twenty years ago.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; debates; romneyvsobama; townhall

1 posted on 10/16/2012 10:06:38 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

I predict a lot of questions from homely fat chicks about abortion.


2 posted on 10/16/2012 10:07:47 AM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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To: RochesterNYconservative
The "I gots to get mine" crowd will defifinitely show up - and be heard!
3 posted on 10/16/2012 10:10:02 AM PDT by Buffalo Bob
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To: RochesterNYconservative

Don’t forget the gay military veterans too — “I’m a military hero who is gay. Why do you hate me Mitt Romney?”


4 posted on 10/16/2012 10:10:24 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Along with, “I just got promoted to assistant manager at McDonalds. The economy is recovering for me. Why do you want to put me out of work, Mr. Romney?”


6 posted on 10/16/2012 10:12:37 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: chessplayer

Front loaded with morons.


7 posted on 10/16/2012 10:13:01 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Mitt: Actually it is Obama that sends the GAYs into harms way, BENGHAZI anyone?


8 posted on 10/16/2012 10:14:30 AM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: Buffalo Bob

BREAKING NEWS: Honey Boo Boo backs Obama
http://www.politico.com/blogs/click/2012/10/honey-boo-boo-backs-obama-138591.html?hp=r16


9 posted on 10/16/2012 10:16:06 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

OH NOES, rofl. She’s wearing a THONG?? lol


10 posted on 10/16/2012 10:16:31 AM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: chessplayer
"...And I ask the three of you, how can we, as symbolically the children of the future president, expect the two of you, the three of you to meet our needs, the needs in housing and in crime and you name it….”

The message of self sufficiency and personal industry, let alone rugged individualism, does not lend itself to the Oprahesque questions the candidates can expect tonight.

11 posted on 10/16/2012 10:17:58 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: RochesterNYconservative
I predict a lot of questions from homely fat chicks about abortion.

No - questions in support of liberal causes are asked by pretty young women. Remember Candy is doing the choosing and the CNN production crew is there to gin up the dem base and demoralize conservatives. The 'fat woman' will ask about something like the Benghazi attack...

Why we play along with these scams is beyond me.

It's like being in a swim meet where your opponent gets to wear fins and you have stones tied to your feet. CNN - four liberal moderators - it's time to reject liberal scams...

12 posted on 10/16/2012 10:19:05 AM PDT by GOPJ (Candy picks ALL questions to ask from the hundreds submitted - Citizens are stage props.)
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To: chessplayer

Bull**** artists always do well at these chaotic “town hall” things.


13 posted on 10/16/2012 10:19:12 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This is America! Being dead is no excuse not to vote!!!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
And she wants her contraceptive pills ASAP.

BTW, what is she doing to that hood ornament, on second though........no.

14 posted on 10/16/2012 10:19:18 AM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Did anyone else notice that there is a car under her?


15 posted on 10/16/2012 10:19:26 AM PDT by JIM O
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To: chessplayer

Not surprising, since the liberals have total control over the audience, and then they have total control over which questions to choose.

And the GOPe apparently just loves it, since they agree to the same thing, time after time.


16 posted on 10/16/2012 10:21:27 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: JIM O

I pity the fool who has to fix the hood...


17 posted on 10/16/2012 10:24:38 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: JIM O

Obama was favored in the first debate.
We know how that worked for him.

Guessing the moderator will cherry pick the questions.
She’s already hinting she will not abide by the no follow up policy.

The moderator will try to help the president but has limitations.


18 posted on 10/16/2012 10:25:49 AM PDT by Morris70
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To: RochesterNYconservative
I predict a lot of questions from homely fat chicks about abortion.

Well, Candy did say she wasn't going to be a fly on the wall . . . .

19 posted on 10/16/2012 10:26:30 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: annieokie

Moderator must have been offended...sorry!


20 posted on 10/16/2012 10:28:07 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Honestly, has anyone here seen Mitt have a bad performance anywhere? He is ready for this, believe me.


21 posted on 10/16/2012 10:30:34 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Phillyred

All I can say is that as good as Newt is, he couldn’t lay a glove on Mitt. Mitt was very, very good in the primaries. I say that even though Mitt wasn’t my guy.


22 posted on 10/16/2012 10:37:43 AM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: chessplayer

The town hall always favors democrats because the audience is stacked with people who want something from the federal government and the democrat can always answer every question with a proposal for more spending and a bigger government program.


23 posted on 10/16/2012 10:39:03 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Phillyred

Obama will have to be a drama queen tonight or he is sunk.


24 posted on 10/16/2012 10:43:22 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: apillar

You have the equivalent of a kindergarten classroom with one “adult” promising free candy, and the other saying, “no more free candy, it’s bad for you”.


25 posted on 10/16/2012 10:44:48 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: chessplayer

The Obama campaign is in control of this debate... They got to screen the audience for their supporters. They even got to hand pick the moderator for it.


26 posted on 10/16/2012 10:53:06 AM PDT by Thunder90 (Kick Obama out of the White House in 2012.)
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To: chessplayer
If Obama brings up Bain Capital: "Let's say the stimulus was like 'Obama Capital' investing taxpayer money in select companies. Mr. President, Bain had an 85% success rate with private capital. Obama Capital has nothing but losers."
27 posted on 10/16/2012 11:00:26 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: chessplayer

Well, duh. Of course, it will because it’ll have a stacked audience.


28 posted on 10/16/2012 11:21:38 AM PDT by bgill (Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the time of no return?)
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To: chessplayer

Anyone want to guess how many times we hear 47%???


29 posted on 10/16/2012 11:32:11 AM PDT by Hattie
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To: apillar

The town hall always favors democrats because the audience is stacked with people who want something from the federal government and the democrat can always answer every question with a proposal for more spending and a bigger government program.


Also this is in New York State. Enemy territory to start with.


30 posted on 10/16/2012 11:35:16 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: chessplayer

PONYTAILED LOSER: And forgive the notes here but I’m shy on camera.

The focus of my work as a domestic mediator is meeting the needs of the children that I work with, by way of their parents, and not the wants of their parents. And I ask the three of you, how can we, as symbolically the children of the future president, expect the two of you, the three of you to meet our needs, the needs in housing and in crime and you name it, as opposed to the wants of your political spin doctors and your political parties?

CAROLE SIMPSON: So your question is?

PONYTAILED LOSER: Can we focus on the issues and not the personalities and the mud? I think there’s a need, if we could take a poll here with the folks from Gallup perhaps, I think there’s a real need here to focus at this point on the needs.

PONYTAILED LOSER: Could we cross our hearts? It sounds silly here but could we make a commitment? You know, we’re not under oath at this point but could you make a commitment to the citizens of the US to meet our needs, and we have many, and not yours again? I repeat that. It’s a real need, I think, that we all have.

31 posted on 10/16/2012 11:37:00 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Cincinatus
Oh, dear GOD, the ponytail guy from 1992 in Richmond.

Is that when Bush 41 looked at his watch (not that I would've blamed him)?

32 posted on 10/16/2012 11:42:46 AM PDT by Marathoner (If the bastard were to win reelection, let America burn. IDGAF anymore.)
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To: chessplayer

The only thing that would help Obama is if he got a brain. Whether it’s standing behind a podium, or taking questions at a town hall meeting, the guy’s a rambling moron. Frankly, I think the town hall format makes it easier for him to make gaffes, and get off-topic. He can’t help himself when it comes to making long, rambling comments, and it’s usually during this type of format that he messes up. He loves hearing his voice, and thinks he has to embellish his responses during informal settings to impress people. I think he’s going to make a fool of himself again.


33 posted on 10/16/2012 11:43:11 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Marathoner
Rush made that claim today on his show, but I do not recall if those events coincided.

But for me, this moment was the absolute nadir of American politics in my lifetime (and I'm 60).

34 posted on 10/16/2012 11:45:55 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: chessplayer

it will be the 2012 National Pony Tail Guy Convention


35 posted on 10/16/2012 11:49:19 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: chessplayer
I'd like to see a town hall debate held in a random American town with random questioners, with the candidates no having any idea where they are, who they are meeting, or what kind of questions they are going to get. That would be entertainment. :)
36 posted on 10/16/2012 11:51:22 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Hattie
Anyone want to guess how many times we hear 47%???

I suspect I'll be sloshed out of my wits in about 12 minutes.


37 posted on 10/16/2012 11:52:29 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: apillar

That’s right, I can’t imagine a townhall debate where the questioners ask why won’t the gummint get out of my life! Such people would never attend a townhall meeting, would they?! This is the core of the conservatives’ problem with power, and I’m not the first idiot to note it. We want less power by the government, a paradox without an easy solution.


38 posted on 10/16/2012 11:56:23 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: chessplayer

All those “undecided voters” will be Democratic operatives who have been coached about the questions to ask. I will not waste my time watching that farce.


39 posted on 10/16/2012 1:58:13 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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