[internetworkers] Presidential Debate on August 31

matusiak dave at matusiak.org
Wed Sep 1 12:49:48 EDT 2004

How was this debate?  Did anyone show up?  What did Bush/Kerry have to 

The only soundbyte I've heard has been the Governator telling those 
sorry Dems to "Stop being such economic girlymen" to riotous applause.

I am encouraged by the intellectually-stimulating discussion(s) that 
are taking place these days.  Clearly, the dark ages are behind us.

On Aug 28, 2004, at 12:45 AM, Phillip Rhodes wrote:

> Some of you might be interested in knowing
> about this, if you didn't already...  There will be
> a Presidential debate on Aug. 31st, in New York.
> Since the forwarded message was sent C-SPAN has confirmed that they 
> will be televising the event.  Enjoy.
> Phil
> ------------------ begin forwarded message ---------------------
> The first multi-party presidential debate of the 2004 election cycle 
> comes to New York on August 31st.  Michael Badnarik, the Libertarian 
> candidate, and Green Party candidate David Cobb, have confirmed that 
> they will participate in the event, scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at 
> Sts. Cyril and Methodius church, 502 West 41st Street.
> Other presidential candidates, including President Bush, Democratic 
> challenger John Kerry, Constitution Party candidate Michael Peroutka 
> and Independent Ralph Nader have been invited to participate, as well.
> The debate will be moderated by Walt Kane of News 12 New Jersey and 
> Robert Richie of the Center for Voting and Democracy.
> "President Bush and Senator Kerry have been involved in 'sensitive 
> negotiations' over debates for some time," says Badnarik, 50, of 
> Austin, Texas. "But it isn't rocket science. We've secured a location, 
> moderators, and a format that gives every candidate a chance to 
> address the issues. If Bush and Kerry want a debate, they've got one. 
> If they don't -- well, that's a statement in and of itself."
> The debate, which will be preceded by an all-candidate press 
> conference, allows each candidate a five minute opening statement, a 
> three minute closing statement, and two minutes to answer questions 
> posed by the moderators and the audience. The debate will be open to 
> the public, without "set-asides" for the campaigns. "In other words," 
> says Badnarik's communications director, Stephen Gordon, "the real 
> public, not the fan club, will have a chance to grill the candidates."

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