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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 01:17 PM

 

How long will the debates be?

I ask because with 10+ people on the stage at a time, it seems like the first debate will only allow for sound-bite answers.

Say each candidate gets to respond for 1 minute per question, that means in an hour, accounting for the moderators time too, that about 5 questions could be asked.

Allowing 2 minutes per answer would mean roughly 6 questions could be asked in 2 hours.

This is why I feel the early cattle-call debates are just a forum for sound bites and snippets of stump speeches.

Your mileage might vary.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Reply How long will the debates be? (Original post)
uawchild Jun 2019 OP
Skya Rhen Jun 2019 #1
BannonsLiver Jun 2019 #2
Skya Rhen Jun 2019 #6
LanternWaste Jun 2019 #3
brooklynite Jun 2019 #4
brooklynite Jun 2019 #5
comradebillyboy Jun 2019 #7
uawchild Jun 2019 #8

Response to uawchild (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 01:28 PM

1. This will allow Booker and others in the lower tiers to be on even footing - good thing, yes?

 

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Response to Skya Rhen (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:36 PM

2. LOL

 

I think you'll find the booker campaign is well down that particular poster's list of priorities. Rarely a word.
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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 03:14 PM

6. Believe me - I figured that out a few days ago and just smiled to myself...

 

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Response to uawchild (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:50 PM

3. Wouldn't a sincere curiosity compel you to... you know, find out

 

Wouldn't a sincere curiosity compel you to... you know, at least attempt to find out on your own, and only then editorialize on how horrible it is?

Or was the question merely the necessary excuse to editorialize on how horrible it is?

Never-mind... I'll take the safe guess. Your mileage may vary.
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Response to uawchild (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:56 PM

4. 2 hours. 9-11 PM

 

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Response to uawchild (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:57 PM

5. FWIW, unlikely that all candidates will respond to all questions.

 

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Response to uawchild (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 06:31 PM

7. The debates will be pretty un-watchable.

 

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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 07:22 PM

8. expectations are high

 

I think the real debate action will start around debate #4, the field needs to narrow a lot.

More than 5-6 people on the stage at a time makes things too unfocused, in my opinion.

Only a major screw-up, not policy nuance, will have an impact in debates #1 and #2.
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