[internetworkers] Presidential Debate on August 31

Tony Spencer tony at tonyspencer.com
Wed Sep 1 13:57:31 EDT 2004


I thought the best speech was given by Michael Steele:

"...she raised me to understand and appreciate the words of Abraham Lincoln,
who said: "You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You
cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage
earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot further the brotherhood of
man by encouraging class hatred. You cannot help the poor by destroying the
rich. You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative
and incentive. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they
should do for themselves."

Transcript: 
http://www.2004nycgop.org/cgi-data/speeches/files/p2u92v0w95tp269q77ze18dl7h
j5154x.shtml


  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: internetworkers-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org 
> [mailto:internetworkers-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf 
> Of matusiak
> Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 12:50 PM
> To: Internetworkers: http://www.ibiblio.org/internetworkers/
> Subject: Re: [internetworkers] Presidential Debate on August 31
> 
> How was this debate?  Did anyone show up?  What did 
> Bush/Kerry have to say?
> 
> 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.
> >
> > TTYL,
> >
> > 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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