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Where are the Conservative Presidential Debate Moderators?

By Bobby Eberle

In just over a month, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will square off in a series of debates. It's a time-honored tradition, and if they are anything like the GOP primary debates, hopefully people will learn more about the candidates and make an informed decision. However, what is blatantly missing from the debate line-up is any moderator from the center-right. Why is it that the so-called "nonpartisan" Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) can only pick left-wing moderators?

As announced by the CPD, the one vice presidential debate and three presidential debates will be moderated by the following people:

First presidential debate:
Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor of the PBS NewsHour
Wednesday, October 3, University of Denver, Denver, CO

Vice presidential debate:
Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, ABC News
Thursday, October 11, Centre College, Danville, KY

Second presidential debate (town meeting):
Candy Crowley, Chief Political Correspondent, CNN and Anchor, CNN's State of the Union
Tuesday, October 16, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Third presidential debate:
Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News and Moderator, Face the Nation
Monday, October 22, Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL

Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr. and Michael D. McCurry, co-chairmen of the "nonpartisan" CPD, had this to say about their selections: "These journalists bring extensive experience to the job of moderating, and understand the importance of using the expanded time periods to maximum benefit. We are grateful for their willingness to moderate, and confident that the public will learn more about the candidates and the issues as a result."

In referencing the "expanded time periods," the moderators are referring to new formats for the debate which are designed to allow the candidates time for more in-depth discussions:

First presidential debate

The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced several weeks before the debate.

The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the topic.

Vice presidential debate

The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the question.

Second presidential debate

The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

Third presidential debate

The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.

The more discussion, the better. The more in-depth a candidate is forced to go on an issue, the less he can rely simply on talking points. But the real problem here is about who is leading the discussions. Why is it the same, tired "journalists" from the left? If this commission is truly nonpartisan, why continue to pick left-wing media hosts? It absolutely makes no sense.

CNN is represented, but not Fox News? Just the other day CNN's Soledad O'Brien was caught referencing a story from a left-wing blog as one of her "sources" when she was interviewing a Republican legislator from Virginia.

On CBS, Bob Scheiffer conducted the first Romney/Ryan interview for "60 Minutes," and, as reported by The Right Scoop, the portion of the interview where Ryan says, "My mom is a Medicare senior in Florida," was edited out of the broadcast. Hmmmm... perhaps it doesn't go with Obama and the media's plan to paint Ryan as an enemy of seniors?

There are so many examples of left-wing bias, and yet these same people are used over and over again for events such as the upcoming presidential debates. How could the "nonpartisan" commission be so stupid?

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  1. billwvComment by billwv
    August 15, 2012 @ 8:31 am

    The moderators mentioned certainly have a ‘left leaning’ bias and will do all possible [for them] to try and make Ozero and Bitme look good. The only bad thing is: how do you dress up a skunk and a ‘possum? These two men are seen for what they are and they have proven themselves to be un-American. Ozero has ‘led from behind’ for nearly four years [that may account for the putrid stench surrounding his regime]. Bitme [maybe this is just me] goes around acting [maybe not] as though ‘all is well’ WHEN in fact the country is in dire straits. I guess it is like the old addage: He has no mind; so it really doesn’t matter / or mind over matter.
    I will rely on Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan to conduct and acquit themselves well; and in so doing will win a lot of voters to our political persuasion.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      August 15, 2012 @ 9:14 am

      Obama and his team of master debaters need a format where Obama can lead from behind and let their shill Liberal moderators take all the heat while Obama takes all the credit. It is Bin Laden warfare at another level. Already Democrat leaders want certain Budget questions barred from the debate.

      Speaking of Bin Laden,,,,those Bin Laden kill photos will soon be leaked at the proper time of a poor poll result, or a poor debate performance, to edify our “Lead from behind” leader to appear to be a leader from the front, who actually still hides from debate in his two minute sound bite debate formats. Our retired Seal team 6 real team leaders know better. Obama and Axlerod advisers never let a crisis go to waste.

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    • ossipeeboyComment by ossipeeboy
      August 16, 2012 @ 12:58 am

      I’d like to know who allowed the “committee” to make “foreign policy” the topic of the third and last debate — the one of which viewers are likely to remember as they go to the voting booth — and the one at which Romney may not excel. This election is about the economy, the American economy. Ending the debate with a foreign policy discussion seems to me to be a last ditch attempt to take the voters’ eyes off the key issue. And, gee, who benefits from that.

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    • genesalComment by genesal
      August 23, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

      It’s all part of the collusion against Conservatives. Another is as follows: (boy Dumbama has friends in low places)

      Networks to Cut Out Ann Romney Coverage

      Three of the major networks, ABC, CBS, and NBC, will not broadcast Ann Romney’s address to the Republican National Convention Monday night, The New York Times’ Jeremy Peters reports.

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  2. gouchrcouchComment by gouchrcouch
    August 15, 2012 @ 9:02 am

    The reason that they use SOCIALITS commentators, is that the media is a socialist network. Who would think that a commentator from FOXNEWS would be picked.Couldn’t you just see “O” asking hard guestions.

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    • snattlerakeComment by snattlerake
      August 15, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

      I believe Hannity would make an interesting moderator…

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    • ossipeeboyComment by ossipeeboy
      August 16, 2012 @ 12:15 am

      I’d opt for Neil Cavuto.

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  3. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    August 15, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    Just how can the problems that face America be sliced and diced in any depth in 2 minute sound bites, with Liberal loaded questions framed to embarrass the truth and edify the emotion?

    And just why are the Liberal dominated Television moderators given precedence over Conservative Radio Talk show moderators. Does Obama not have the guts to get on stage, sans tele-prompter and field in-depth ideological questions from a Rush Limbaugh,, Mark Levin, Michael Savage, Laura Ingram, a Lou Dobbs or a Sean Hannity?

    Obama claims to come from the land of Lincoln, so let him stand on stage and debate Romney Like Lincoln did Steven Douglas for 15-30 minutes at a time and we will just see who is the true Lincoln of our day, and who represents his Republican ideas on how to run a democracy.

    These Democrats always fear time given to dissect the fallacies of their ideology because they know in their hearts that time is not on their side.

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    • TRUTHTELLERComment by TRUTHTELLER
      August 20, 2012 @ 8:26 pm

      inluminatuo,

      you hit the nail right on the head, with regard to the choices of left wing moderators for the Presidential debates. My question is Where the hell is the RNC for allowing these lefties to moderate without even one Conservative in the lot?

      You also , apparently misspoke in your first post when you described these Lefties as “master debators” I am sure you ment to make one word out of this description and omit the “de” in the center.

      Of course, I can excuse this apparent faux pax, as you are quite erudite in all other posts.

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  4. SpiderMikeComment by SpiderMike
    August 15, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    Doesn’t the Romney campaign have the option to reject a moderator? Have they no cojones at all? Why is CNN even in the mix? They have no audience.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      August 15, 2012 @ 1:25 pm

      The Debate formats should be run like a poker game where nobody wins till the other is cleaned out and the table stakes are the truth and the game only ends when one of the players run out of Capital. Also you only get to play with your own money and your own truth. Oooops Obama loses.

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    • RME KRNLComment by RME KRNL
      August 15, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

      And even if CNN is in the mix, why isn’t a seasoned guy like Wolf Blitzer, instead of Candy Cane Crowley, who I never even heard of before? Oh, that’s right, Wolf has started asking some pretty tough questions of libs lately, so that’s probably why.

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    • sparkyvaComment by sparkyva
      August 18, 2012 @ 11:47 am

      I guess Political Correctness says we need an overweight liberal woman as a moderator. It has nothing to do with brain power. I think it is a valid question as to why CNN is even on the list. Neil Cavuto would be an excellent choice. He is a little mild mannered, but he has the tenacity of a bull dog to keep the interview focused on the facts and not let interviewee wander away from the subject.

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  5. wedeyComment by wedey
    August 15, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    With two debates for the President, Romney should insist that someone from Fox handle the one debate. I have seen every debate for the Republican Presidental nominee and it seemed to be that they were only pitting one candidate against another. Not really getting to the real issues. And this is exactly what the liberal moderators will do. Ask questions that they think will make O look good and Romney look bad.
    The early debates would have been a disaster without Newt.

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  6. wolfComment by wolf
    August 15, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    Newt didn’t have any problem with the Liberal moderators. In fact, one can make them look pretty partisan and stupid if you know how to control your time allotted to speak.
    Romney and Ryan need to talk about what THEY want to talk about and make their points, regardless of the question being thrown at them in a negative way. It just takes guts to go against the normal liberal bashing and talking points.

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    • marianne35Comment by marianne35
      August 15, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

      I agree and I love Newt, too. I think he did great in the debates. However, although I think he did great, much better in fact than Romney, this didn’t seem to be a winning strategy. I still think we need to find a way to have equal number of conservative and liberal moderators.

      So who should decide? Well I think that that individual debaters should come up with a fair method to select the moderators. I do not think that the liberal networks should decide. Nor do I think that the Republicans should accept this. Anybody have any good ideas on how to select moderators that would be fair to both sides?

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  7. Jim ForsytheComment by Jim Forsythe
    August 15, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    Why did the Republicans agree to these lefties?

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  8. cgretiredComment by cgretired
    August 15, 2012 @ 10:56 am

    Why can’t they just answer questions presented to them without haveing a month to think about it.

    It’s because Ozero can’t think for himself without a teleprompter is why.

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    • swcanyonmanComment by swcanyonman
      August 15, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

      Even more questionable than having a month to think about the topics, I have a scary thought. Since these “moderators” would love to see “der Fuhrer” re-elected, what about the possibility/probability of leaking actual questions to him?

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    • RME KRNLComment by RME KRNL
      August 15, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

      To swcanyonman:

      I wouldn’t put it past them at all to leak their questions to Obumbles and Blusterer beforehand.

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    • librabobComment by librabob
      August 16, 2012 @ 12:35 am

      Exactly, that’s what I was thinking will happen. Kind of like the White House leaks in reverse. We will know if Obama is a little too smooth in responding to questions.

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    • CarmineComment by Carmine
      August 17, 2012 @ 1:04 pm

      If Obama has his teleprompter running, you know he got the questions in advance and in what order. It takes time to write up the answers for that machine.

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  9. OldpatriotComment by Oldpatriot
    August 15, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    Does anyone actually think the election is not fixed? Does anyone actually think the debates are not as fixed as could possibly be? Of course our President does not want anything asked concerning budget or debt issues. He has no teleprompter and his brain is dead to America. One comment here asks why is CNN even involved. Excellent question. Just proof positive the fix is in. Remember the ‘Bush Doctrine’ question to Sarah Palin four years ago? We will see something along those lines asked of Romney this time. Unless Romney blasts the ‘journalists’ and Obama out of the water when this occurs we and the country lose. The general public will believe it.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      August 15, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

      One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million that are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country. This is so much more than about just the President,,,,they all need to become part of the debate.

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  10. Patriot68Comment by Patriot68
    August 15, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    It will be interesting to see who they allow into the townhall debates and who gets to ask questions. Once again, I will bet that the Dems will sift through those even allowed into the hall.

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    • OldpatriotComment by Oldpatriot
      August 15, 2012 @ 11:57 am

      You can bet on it!

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    • CarmineComment by Carmine
      August 17, 2012 @ 1:07 pm

      Sorry, I don’t bet against a sure thing.

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  11. KBreedlove50Comment by kbreedlove50
    August 15, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    Look at the bright side, the moderators’ biases should be obvious, from their selection of questions, to the way they deliver them, and by their reactions to the responses. Those biases, and the R-R team’s responses will do more to exposing the failed, failing, and will-fail policies and beliefs of this administration.

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  12. AlwaysRIGHTComment by AlwaysRIGHT
    August 15, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

    Romney/Ryan should flat out refuse to participate in this fraud of a debate, unless new moderators are chosen. Every question will be framed to showcase an Obama “strength” or at least to never call him out on anything. I can imagine all those left wing dopes they selected asking the exact questions for which they know Obama’s answers. This is almost like a scripted Obama infomercial. Fake, fake, fake. The moderators are all in the tank for Obama.

    Romney/Ryan should expose this as the fraud that it is – if I can do so in a paragraph, they can surely present this case to the America public.

    So what’s my solution – some of you libtards might ask? Well, although I’d love to see a debate moderated by Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Thomas Sowell, and that crowd (and feel that would present the facts and differences between the candidates in a much more realistic balanced light)… truth is, I’d suggest debates in which there isn’t a moderator. Let them talk/debate about whatever they want! Or how’s this – let them each come up with 5 topics/questions. Maybe even give each other the list of questions/topics a couple hours in advance to prepare. Then, let them go at it, uncut, unmoderated except for maybe someone there to run the timer to ensure equal time to both.

    Now, if I can think of these ideas on my lunch break, why can’t any of the idiots in that committee think of anything besides having a debate run by liberal dopes who have Obama tattoo’d as tramp stamps on their backs! C’mon, PBS guy – his income is derived from the govt!

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  13. mvotano58Comment by mvotano58
    August 15, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    I’m not concerned about the debates because I believe that Romney and Ryan can hold their own against Obama and Biden. My concern is the liberal spin doctors who will give an opinion as if it is gospel. We all know that liberals never look beyond what soothes their “need and greed” attitudes. But have no fear I will be all over the internet debunking their blurbs and blogs.

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  14. RME KRNLComment by RME KRNL
    August 15, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    See my “2012 Presidential Debates — Games, Games and More Games” at: http://myconservativeperspective.wordpress.com.

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  15. Mark BesseComment by Mark Besse
    August 15, 2012 @ 1:04 pm

    4 to 0 is considered fair and bi-partisan by the left. Expect the Gallop-approved town hall voters to be undecided whether to vote O-blame-a or the Green turkey.

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    • sparkyvaComment by sparkyva
      August 18, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

      Gallop is still polling registered voters which is a method of favoring liberals. 40% of those polled have never voted, and will never vote. Rasmussen only polls likely voters: those who have voted in the past so their results are more in tune with the actual election, in fact in 2008 Rasmussen called it within 1/2 percent of the actual vote. Gallop was way off, but if you read the Gallop interpretations of their polling, it is clear that they are liberally biased.

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  16. Karen Susan KearneyComment by Karen Susan Kearney
    August 15, 2012 @ 1:28 pm

    There will be lib plants in the audience at townhall meetings, like last time. IMO, Obummer should not be allowed a teleprompter. Let everyone go “off script” and I bet R & R stick to their plan since they are ideologically sound. Obummer is so far into left field he cannot see the exit.

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  17. makesenseComment by makesense
    August 15, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

    If any one of the moderator(s) cannot be replaced, let us have Newt as one of the post debate analyst at Fox or PBS.

    As to moderators why not have Gordon Peterson moderator of Inside Washington moderate one of them. He looks like he is non-partisan and ask the right questions.

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  18. concernedfromctComment by concernedfromct
    August 15, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

    You know it’s interesting that there are no Conservative commentators and also there are no questions being asked on the most important issues which are the economy and gas prices.
    As Newt did during the initial debates, Mr. Romney should insist on debating these two items and let’s see how Mr. Obama responds to them without his teleprompter.

    God help us all if Obama gets in again..

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  19. disgustedinoregonComment by disgustedinoregon
    August 15, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    Not stupid, just prejudiced

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  20. amazing58Comment by amazing58
    August 15, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    What a shame.
    With the expectation of, surely, leftist bias from those selected moderators, why would anyone with moderate to right leaning views want to tune in.
    Since no conservative will be a representative moderator, I for one will not tune in, unless of course there is a positive change between now and the first debate.

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  21. marianne35Comment by marianne35
    August 15, 2012 @ 3:06 pm

    I wholeheartedly agree that we need an equal number of conservative moderators. Anybody have any specific ideas about what we can do to ensure this kind of fairness? I would like to think that our conservative leadership would have have the clout and courage to insist on this kind of fairness.

    How about if they try something similar to what Mom does when she serves a large piece of cake to her 2 children: The first child cuts the piece of cake into 2 pieces; the second child then selects his/her piece of cake, leaving the remaining piece of cake for the first child. Mothers find that the pieces of cake the child cuts are typically very close to the same size.

    Say we have 4 debates scheduled and we plan to have 2 moderators for each debate. How about if the Democrat candidates & their team choose 8 people they would like to see as moderators; then the Republican candidates & their team choose 8 people they would like to see as moderators. Then the Democrats and their team select their preferred 4 moderators from the Republicans’ list; likewise, the Republicans select their preferred 4 moderators from the Democrats’ list. In this case, each of the 4 debates would then have 2 moderators, 1 from the Democrats’ list and 1 from the Republicans’ list.

    Alternatively, if we want only 1 moderator for each debate, then each side would choose 4, from which the opposing side would select 2. That would mean 2 from each group would be selected for the 4 debates. We’d end up with 2 moderators from the Democrats list, but selected by the Republicans and 2 moderators from the Republicans’ list but selected by the Democrats.

    This process could be fine tuned so it would be acceptable to both sides. What do you think? Any other ideas? How do we do better than just observe and/or complain about the fact that there are no Conservative moderators in these debates? How can we effectively do something about it?

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    • makesenseComment by makesense
      August 15, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

      This would be fine except they can both nominate really extreme moderators so the other side will have not much of a choice. This then becomes, possibly, a shouting (the Dems (Obama/Biden)will be shouting to drown out Romney/Ryan – Reps (Romney/Ryan) will be too polite to shout) debate.

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  22. danandsisComment by danandsis
    August 15, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

    Have no fear, the leftist moderators will be so obvious with their slanted talking points they’ll drive more viewers to stay home in Nov or vote republican. Subtleness isn’t in their repertoire

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    • CharieComment by Charie
      August 16, 2012 @ 9:59 am

      Their biases are transparent to us but old Joe Blow and his missus only hear/see news from the MSM so they won’t recognize it as such.

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  23. theoldsargeComment by theoldsarge
    August 15, 2012 @ 4:40 pm

    The thing we need to get this country back on track and off the road to socialism isn’t going to happen. Not unless some miracle happens that gets a lot more people to vote. In the past elections, including the last one, less than 50%, of those eligible, even bothered to vote. The people that don’t vote all have their reasons. Here are a few of them:

    “Your vote in November will count for NOTHING. It is rigged and Obama has already been declared the winner. Watch and see.”
    “I don’t like any of the candidates on either side so I’m not voting.”
    And My favorite:
    “I don’t vote so you can’t blame me for the way things are now.”

    Every time I hear statements like those, I want to puke. The greatest freedom we have is the right to elect those we wish to lead us. It is sad that so many chose not to take advantage of that right. In the past elections, including the last one, less than 50%, of those eligible, even bothered to vote. A politician’s worse nightmare is if everyone eligible voted. Then they would have to work for their constituents and there is no money in that. Republicans as well as Democrats all get very generous contributions from special interests lobbies. We have the best politicians money can buy. The more than 50% of the eligible American People who don’t vote are in a place called “Denial”. They make up the people who choose to stay away from the polls on election days. They refuse to believe that, if greater numbers of legitimate people vote, the harder it will be to stuff the ballot boxes. They are convinced that this is all a fantastic fantasy dreamed up by a bunch of alarmists. All they care about is being able to watch their sports or soaps. They have an ostrich mentality. They stick their heads in the sand hoping it will all go away. I’m not blaming the clowns that voted to put Obama and his followers into office. At least they voted. Those who don’t vote deserve the government they get. They did just as much to put Obama in the White House as the clowns that voted for him and will do just as much to send him back there. This is the product of apathy and they will soon be paying the price for it when it is too late to do anything about it. The day of the rude awakening is coming. If the day ever comes that the minority of voters have voted all our rights away, don’t come complaining to me. I will have one question. Where were you when there was still time to do something about it? I am not saying anything new here that I haven’t said many times in the past. I am saying the same things that need to be said over and over. WAKE UP AMERICA. APATHY IS THE GREATEST THREAT TO OUR LIBERTIES AND FREEDOMS! NOT OBAMA.

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    • CharieComment by Charie
      August 16, 2012 @ 10:05 am

      Our constant easing up on voting restrictions has resulted in am electorate with a ho-hum attitude. If voting rules were tightened up and made difficult for electors, they’d crawl over red-hot broken glass to get to the polls. It’s human nature. As Groucho Marx said: “I wouldn’t want to belong to a club that would accept me as a member!”

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  24. Petra Tortorelli-FlynnComment by Petra Tortorelli-Flynn
    August 15, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

    While you’re all deciding how to change the moderators – start praying too. Truth is the only way to win this election so pray that the lies are found out and stamped out. Remember, nothing is impossible with God.

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  25. OldpatriotComment by Oldpatriot
    August 15, 2012 @ 5:22 pm

    I just want to see Joe B. crawl on the floor in that debate.

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  26. effwingerComment by effwinger
    August 15, 2012 @ 6:02 pm

    What difference does it make? The GOP candidates seemed happy to have the so-called Republican primary debates on CNN, NBC, ABC, etc., Romney and Ryan will hammer the Kenyan fraud and Bozo Joe in fine fashion. The libtard media will try to sway the usual idiot electorate, but I think enough Americans have finally come to their senses. Obama and Biden are too cowardly to have one on Fox, where they would have to stand on their own two feet, and utilize those magnificent double digit IQs……..

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    • KBBComment by KBB
      August 24, 2012 @ 12:49 pm

      What if the left-winger moderators leak the questions they are going to ask to Obama and Biden in advance of the debates? It’s stuff like that that worries me. I have no doubt Romney and Ryan will clean their clocks, with no teleprompters available to them.

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  27. vevaComment by veva
    August 15, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

    How could the “nonpartisan” commission be so stupid?
    Answer: because it is NOT nonpartisan! We all could drown the network ‘moderators’ with email objecting to them. Lehrer is usually fair.
    Just be sure to Vote, as in OMG, “Obama Must Go”!

    And donate to “Judicial Watch” a legal org. They are suing to keep fraud out and voter lists honest. They can use the help. They have revealed and testified about “Fast and Furious”. The only reason the public knows anything about it.

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  28. greenteethComment by greenteeth
    August 15, 2012 @ 8:09 pm

    This is when R&R show the people they have *****, change the subject, tell the moderators we don’t need you just like the USA don’t need bho. I beleive that would call for a standing ovation.

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    • sparkyvaComment by sparkyva
      August 18, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

      I would love to see Romney reply:

      “The burning question for Americans is not my tax returns, it is the Economy, Jobs, preserving Medicare and Social Security, and stopping the insane spending spree of this president! I am not going to waste time on responding to personal attacks when our County is suffering. Here is what I propose to do…”

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  29. loriecComment by loriec
    August 15, 2012 @ 11:22 pm

    Looks like the left is trying to make a squeeze on Romney before any conservative moderator decides to get in on the action. GOPUSA, hurry up a get someone to do it for us! Please!

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  30. Allen SComment by Allen S
    August 15, 2012 @ 11:44 pm

    The GOP and Romney / Ryan team needs to insist that the debates have at least one conservative moderator. I have alway wondered why the left always control the debates. I would not be surprised if they give -0 the questions and answers as well.

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  31. joejacksonComment by joejackson
    August 16, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    Each of these “commentators” have a heavy Democratic bias I believe the Republicans should say each are not acceptable because of their proven bias. If the networks say “too bad” then either move elsewhere with chosen moderators or stop any question or comment that is thought to be biased or out of line as Newt Gingrich did and that awakened the CNN dolts. Do not allow the lamestream media which is every one of the moderator’s workshop. If the debate is biased it could harm us irreparably.

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  32. billswebComment by billsweb
    August 16, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

    Why did Romney’s team even agree to this one-sided affair? He doesn’t have to debate!

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    • RME KRNLComment by RME KRNL
      August 17, 2012 @ 2:26 am

      I agree Team Romney should have raised some objections about the liberal slant of the moderators. That would have been legitimate. But he does have to debate. If he doesn’t, think of how much of a stink the Dems will make about that, given all the false noise they’ve already made about his taxes, “hidden” accounts, being out of touch, etc., etc.,

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  33. gimmesometruthComment by gimmesometruth
    August 17, 2012 @ 3:06 pm

    These Progressive media “tools” will treat R&R like pineada’s while tossing marshmallows at Ole’ Babatundi making him look like a matador with a RED flag sidestepping the bull. R&R must know that they are entering ‘The Belly of the Beast’. These debates have become as useless as a Kardashian reality show.

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