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Re: Presidential Debate

  • SwazzleSwazzle member
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    edited October 2012
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_presidential-debate?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:6008d258-1e17-4b58-b3ba-61b3d1e1ac5aPost:9c1883bc-41ac-4e41-8829-dfb5fdfbcfbb">Re: Presidential Debate</a>:
    [QUOTE]Peek & RDR - I think you both make some great points. I do not in any way feel we have to agree on what are the most important issues. I'm simply asking that individuals do their homework before placing their vote rather than letting a couple statements in a debate (or the media's interpretation of those statements for that matter) be the basis for their decisions. In all honesty, I don't believe Democrats OR Republicans are getting it right. I'm voting for the candidate that I agree with the majority of the time on the issues that are most important to me, my family and the direction I would like to see the country head. Clearly you are both informed and educated voters. I respect your views and opinions even though I don't agree with all of them. I do believe, however, that there are voters whose only exposure to the candidates and the issues is though media coverage. The media has a great responsibility to do their research and present an un-biased evaluation of the facts. Clearly, much of our media is motivated to spin the facts one way or another for entertainment value. This frustrates me because I hate to see voters make decisions that aren't based on actual facts.
    Posted by allusive007[/QUOTE]

    <div>I personally would rather someone not vote at all than vote blindly or just vote for a candidate because that's the party they're registered with. </div><div>
    </div><div>I have yet to find a media outlet that isn't swayed at least a little one way or the other. Unfortunately for me, I'm forced to watch Fox News 10 hours a day at work so I definitely see it first hand. </div><div>
    </div><div>Edited for spelling.</div>



  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_presidential-debate?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:6008d258-1e17-4b58-b3ba-61b3d1e1ac5aPost:1121d087-e951-4619-96cb-0c540a6b7e93">Re: Presidential Debate</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Presidential Debate :<strong> I personally would rather someone not vote at all than vote blindly or just vote for a candidate because that's the party they're registered with.</strong>  I have yet to find a media outlet that isn't swayed at least a little one way or the other. Unfortunately for me, I'm forced to watch Fox News 10 hours a day at work so I definitely see it first hand.  Edited for spelling.
    Posted by rdr716[/QUOTE]

    I completely agree!
  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_presidential-debate?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:6008d258-1e17-4b58-b3ba-61b3d1e1ac5aPost:1121d087-e951-4619-96cb-0c540a6b7e93">Re: Presidential Debate</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Presidential Debate : I personally would rather someone not vote at all than vote blindly or just vote for a candidate because that's the party they're registered with.  I have yet to find a media outlet that isn't swayed at least a little one way or the other. Unfortunately for me, I'm forced to watch Fox News 10 hours a day at work so I definitely see it first hand.  Edited for spelling.
    Posted by rdr716[/QUOTE]

    I don't think there's such thing as an impartial news source. The media is made up of people, all of whom have their own personal biases and beliefs, and so even those who try to be impartial could present items with a slight bias. And then there's the views of the boards of the major networks and news sources, who will openly give a network a slant one way or the other. It's just that those who are naive of this and see their news channel or paper as giving them the 'whole truth' are really missing out on a debate.
  • ughh I couldn't deal with any news station for ten hours, I feel for you rdr.

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  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_presidential-debate?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:6008d258-1e17-4b58-b3ba-61b3d1e1ac5aPost:d1ff8799-b382-4a5e-b9ba-8ce4e063fafb">Re: Presidential Debate</a>:
    [QUOTE] Then we designed what we feel is a superior debate format:    a dunk-tank style presidential debate.  If you go over time, interrupt, don't answer the basic question or tell an anecdote... dunk! If you want to come off confident in our debate, don't wear a swimsuit.
    Posted by RWS2011[/QUOTE]

    I like how you think. Perhaps I will add you to my binders of women.
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  • Oh my god, Rdr, there is no way I could handle Fox News for 10 hours a day. My blood pressure would be through the roof. I didn't get to watch the debate again because I was working. I still just don't understand how women can vote for Romney when, to me, it's obvious how little he respects us.
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