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Discuss Give it to us straight

ReiMeishin

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I hate politics,they make me sick. All these debates and commercials have nothing to do with getting down to the truth. I think that a real way to get the issues straight would be to have a question and respone session for candidates for political position, except the rules would state that the candidates are only allowed to answer the questions with a "yes" or a "no". For example:

Prompter: Do you believe that homosexuality is wrong?
Bush: Yes (conservative POV)
Kerry: No (liberal POV)

Prompter: Do you think the government should adopt a balanced budget, even if that means increasing taxes and/or decreasing federal benefits?
Bush: No
Kerry: Yes

Instead of:

Prompter: Do you believe that homosexuality is wrong?
Bush: blah blah blah blah blah blah blah... I don't know.
Kerry: *Beats around the bush and doesn't answer the question.*
 

MaxPower

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It would actually be pretty cool to see a Q&A session between candidates, where all they are allowed to say is “yes” or “no”.
It would be entertaining to watch both Bush and Kerry squirm.
 

breakology

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ReiMeishin said:
Instead of:

Prompter: Do you believe that homosexuality is wrong?
Bush: blah blah blah blah blah blah blah... I don't know.
Kerry: *Beats around the bush and doesn't answer the question.*
The more accuate responses would be:
Prompter: Do you believe that homosexuality is wrong?
Bush: 9/11 was a tragic day for all americans *followed by 45 seconds of silence and staring off into space*
Kerry: I have a plan! *followed by a furious amount of scribbling on paper on top of podium*

Edit: Getting either one of them to say yes or no is like trying to put a cat in a bathtub
 
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that would be cool, but there's too many issues that are full of gray areas..

IMHO people are making a big deal out of nothing, usually. there really isn't that big of a difference between the candidates, and it's little gray areas that get blown out of proportion.
 

ReiMeishin

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breakology said:
The more accuate responses would be:
Prompter: Do you believe that homosexuality is wrong?
Bush: 9/11 was a tragic day for all americans *followed by 45 seconds of silence and staring off into space*
Kerry: I have a plan! *followed by a furious amount of scribbling on paper on top of podium*

Edit: Getting either one of them to say yes or no is like trying to put a cat in a bathtub
True, but I'll bet that if the enduring public demands a straight answer (unlikely) we'd get the straight shit.
 

breakology

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I think the only difference any more is between which lobbyists contributed to who's campain
 

shep

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ReiMeishin said:
True, but I'll bet that if the enduring public demands a straight answer (unlikely) we'd get the straight shit.
They would never give a straight answer to a question or that would make them commited.So if they beat around the bush and nothing is done on that topic they can say "i never said that".No commitment's,less problems or so they think.
 

tzedek

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MaxPower said:
It would actually be pretty cool to see a Q&A session between candidates, where all they are allowed to say is “yes” or “no”.
It would be entertaining to watch both Bush and Kerry squirm.

that would be awesome... too bad it will never hapen. thats just how politics is, if it wasnt then it wouldnt be politics.