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The Debates - Candidates Fared Well In Spite Of Fox News

I watched the debates tonight and, from my perspective, the debaters fared rather well considering the negative tone of the questioning which was, without question, intended to diminish quite a few, if not all, of the presidential candidates.

The evening debate, which seemed to be the most egregious in the negative tone of the questioning, led off with the Fox team wasting no time trying to embarrass Donald Trump, the current front-runner standing center stage, asking everyone to raise their hand if they would not take a pledge to run as a third-party candidate, knowing full well that Trump was the only one who has publicly stated that this would not be taken off the table.

Some tough questions were to be expected, but virtually all of the questions seemed to try and point out a flip flop on a particular position; a gaff in some earlier statement; and, again in Donald Trump's case, why did he have the audacity to file bankruptcy in four business ventures out of the hundreds of business ventures he is and has been involved in.

The negative questions left little opportunity to make comparisons between the debaters’ positions and the Democrats.

I don't know who decided to make the questioning so negative, but I doubt that ultra-liberals Rachael Maddow, Candy Crowley, and Ed Shultz (of MSNBC, CNN and MSNBC respectively) could not have done a better job of attempting to embarrass the debaters.

Frankly, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the dumb-as-dirt current head of the DNC, was treated better than the candidates in either debate when she came on to give her spin on the evening's events.

I was under the impression that the Fox team had spent many hours planning the questioning. Unfortunately, their efforts were.....unfortunate.

Posted by Rick | August 6, 2015 10:57 PM

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