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Amaryllis

(9,579 posts)
Thu Jun 27, 2019, 09:54 PM Jun 2019

So overall, what do you all think of the effectiveness of this 10 at a time debate format?

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by JudyM (a host of the General Discussion forum).

Seems to me like it isn't going to give the voting public much to go on as far as narrowing the field; not enough time to get into anything really substantive, but then that is often the case with debates.

I still like the candidates I liked and still don't like the ones I didn't. The ones who interrupt are obnoxious, and may well filter themselves out, but there are lot of candidates who are saying really good things and who are likable. It will be really interesting to see how this field gets narrowed down, but I really question if these debates help that process, other than weeding out the interrupters. That is if others also find that obnoxious.

Mostly my concern is if this will help the voters at all in making decisions. Seems there has to be a better way.

Curious to hear what your perspectives are.

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So overall, what do you all think of the effectiveness of this 10 at a time debate format? (Original Post) Amaryllis Jun 2019 OP
terrible, malpractice almost AlexSFCA Jun 2019 #1
Too many on the stage snowybirdie Jun 2019 #2
Too many people trying to talk at the same time. The whoops and hollers Arkansas Granny Jun 2019 #3
Agree. I wish they'd just have a no audience reaction policy. Amaryllis Jun 2019 #5
Ludicrous. The floor for entry should have been higher. Nt MANative Jun 2019 #4
Wrong forum. n/t demmiblue Jun 2019 #6
Locking. JudyM Jun 2019 #7

AlexSFCA

(6,154 posts)
1. terrible, malpractice almost
Thu Jun 27, 2019, 09:55 PM
Jun 2019

but with the bar for presidency lowered below ground, it is no surprise I guess. No one polling significantly less than 5% belongs anywhere near that stage.

snowybirdie

(5,367 posts)
2. Too many on the stage
Thu Jun 27, 2019, 09:56 PM
Jun 2019

We're not getting much substance, just talking points. Look forward to later debates between less candidates

Arkansas Granny

(31,621 posts)
3. Too many people trying to talk at the same time. The whoops and hollers
Thu Jun 27, 2019, 09:57 PM
Jun 2019

from the audience is irritating.

Amaryllis

(9,579 posts)
5. Agree. I wish they'd just have a no audience reaction policy.
Thu Jun 27, 2019, 09:59 PM
Jun 2019

MANative

(4,120 posts)
4. Ludicrous. The floor for entry should have been higher. Nt
Thu Jun 27, 2019, 09:58 PM
Jun 2019

demmiblue

(37,243 posts)
6. Wrong forum. n/t
Thu Jun 27, 2019, 09:59 PM
Jun 2019

JudyM

(29,424 posts)
7. Locking.
Thu Jun 27, 2019, 10:02 PM
Jun 2019

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