The CNN/YouTube Debate tonight 8pm EST -- Are you watching?

@ladyluna (7004)
United States
November 28, 2007 7:24pm CST
Hello All, So, there's another debate on tonight. And, it's started out terrifically. I just paused it 'cause Hubby had to run out to his truck. So, I thought I'd let y'all know that it looks like it's going to be a real doozy. Guiliani just got booed by the audience because, like a pitbull, he wouldn't let go of an issue with Romney. I think the audience was sending a loud, clear message that we don't want division, and politics as usual. So, are you watching? If not, you can probably see it on YouTube. OK, gotta' run. Let me know what you thought of the debate, OK? Thanks!
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@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
29 Nov 07
I was unimpressed with all the candidates performances this time. Even Ron Paul, who is my favorite candidate thus far, didn't do too good. What I found irritating, though, was the blantant disrespect the crowd showed for the gay Brigadier General who'd served for over 40 years, and who was talking about his concern about the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Those retards yelled at him while he was trying to express his concerns. I wished I could have reached through the screen and slapped them all. These people represent a percentage of the republican voting base - this scares me. People just seem to be getting dumber and more disrespectful by the day.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
29 Nov 07
Hello Latrivia, Hmmm, so you determine there to be no clear victor in this particular debate? Most times, I would definitely share your outrage about anyone disrespecting a 40yr. veteran of our Armed forces. However, in the case of Gen. Kerr's question last night, something smelled fishy to me as soon as I heard the question asked. I suspect the booes were a direct result of his implication that our Military lack professionalism. That is a huge gaff when in the presence of a very pro military crowd. Kerr's was a loaded question, and as it turns out he was a Hillary plant. Here's the link explaining his Hillary connections. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1107/7085.html Had Gen. Kerr asked about how the candidates felt about "Don't ask, don't tell", it would have been very different than implying that our military lack professionalism because they might not wish to sleep & shower with gay soldiers right next to them. Believe me, I understand your outrage at the perceived lack of respect. However, Gen. Kerr is a Democrat & Gay rights activist, who served under Bill Clinton, who established the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy. If he finds the policy so objectionable, then he should be hammering Hillary and every candidate equally hard on the issue. Yet, he's not ... he's working to get her elected! So, his question was not sincere. In this instance, I have to concur with the crowd. It was, in fact, Gen. Kerr who left his manners in his other pants pocket. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your perspective. I do appreciate it!
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
29 Nov 07
Hello Hmmmmm, Thanks for the support. I am equally outraged that CNN thinks we're so stupid that we wouldn't realize that he was a plant. Hmm, did Gen. Kerr just happent to bring his own wireless microphone? Did he just happen to plan to be in Florida last night, when he lives 3000 miles away?
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• Canada
29 Nov 07
I dont know what you are talking about. Could you explain what the debate is about
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
29 Nov 07
Hello Sabbathandruth, Silly me! Sorry, I was in a hurry. It's a U.S. Presidential Debate being broadcast on CNN, using YouTube questions from the American People to the candidates. CNN has promised no snowman, or fluff questions. They received over 5,000 questions from Americans of all walks of life. And, the first question was about illegal immigration. It looks like substance is definitely going to be the main course. Thanks for reminding me about my substance ommission. I do apologize for the oversight.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
29 Nov 07
Thanks for sharing Oneandonemakesix.
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@httpx0 (302)
• France
29 Nov 07
I can see it because I don't live in US but I'll watch it on YouTube
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
29 Nov 07
Hello Httpx0, Welcome to MyLot. I do hope you enjoy your time here. And, thanks for stopping by. I'm curious about your perspective after watching YouTube. This is only the second such Presidential Debate using a new media instrument, like YouTube. So, I'm very curious about what folks think about it.
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
29 Nov 07
Sorry Luna, but Mash reruns are on...lol. No, I don't care to watch the debates. The thing about politics that troubles me is that there are never any concrete answers. Despite America being a great country, I have no faith in the political process serving the people. Right now, I don't need more confusion in my life or political bickering. I am grateful that somehow our system of government works fairly well and that I am free to live as I want, for the most part. When I see the government banish the IRS and go with a simple postcard tax system, I will know that I can once again become engaged in politics. That is my feeling.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
29 Nov 07
Morning Sigma, Yup, Mash re-runs are hard to pass over. All these years later, and I still can't choose a favorite character. Just so you know, the subjects of the Fair & Flat Tax were again discussed last night. So, hopefully someday, in the not too distant future, you won't even have to send in a postcard. Thanks for stopping by!
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
1 Dec 07
I just didn't like the planting that happened. Then of course Anderson Blooper doesn't admit it until later. Guh...! -_- Other than that it was something to watch. Yes the reactions and the 2v2 that happened was a sight. While I admit there should be some unity, there is also time to debate and discuss issues. This means there will be dissent in a few places. But the process is supposed to really iron out the issues and refine the candidates. In the end not that much was covered, or at least that's how I saw it. Till next time Luna.
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@mensab (4208)
• Philippines
29 Nov 07
yes, i watched the immigration part of the debate. well, i think the democrats will have an advantage over the republicans. the unpopularity of bush as evidenced by the recent elections can signify that the democrats will win next year's election. besides, the democrats candidates are more popular and known than republicans. and i bet that people will disagree that because one is popular, s/he will win. of course not, but it is a great advantage to begin with.
@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
29 Nov 07
Hello Mensab, Thanks for stopping by. At which point did you cease watching this debate? And, why?
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• United States
1 Dec 07
You bet I watched it. I thought Dr. Paul tore ole Rudy a new one when refuting where the bulk of his campaign support is coming from--the American military. Yepper, that is a fact. What I didn't like was seeing 3 videos (2 of which were pulled from YouTube this morning) of Romney supporters blatantly voting repeatedly at the straw poll. Videos now, these people knew they were on camera and did it anyway. One man admitted to voting for Romney 8 times. Anyhoo, back to the debate...contrary to the media's opinion, notice that Dr. Paul always answers the question intelligently without hum-hawing around or giving his resume. I'd like to see him take each other candidate in a debate individually. I'd like for it to be on mainstream media when it takes place. It gets old watching all the debates that take place in small media online--you know, the ones that Rudy McRomney never show up to--those debates.