Presidential-Debate

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"No one saw a camera test on this!"

"Great, lets run some."

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"Change the Presidential Debates": Gary Johnson and Our America’s Bold New Lawsuit

The Our America initiative, which is headed up by 2012 Libertarian presidential candidate and former two-term New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, has produced a sharp commercial asking for donations to fund a legal challenge to presidential debates. The basic argument? The debates should be open to “all qualified candidates.” Which implies that both the Dems and Reps may have to rethink their candidate-selection processes.

Watch above and go here for more background.

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"Well now let’s look at these bills that the Vice president suggests were too extreme. One was a bill for a dollar twenty-five cents an hour for anyone who works in a store or company, that has a million dollars a year business. I don’t think thats extreme at all. And yet nearly two-thirds to three-fourths of the Republicans in the House of Representatives voted against that proposal. Secondly was the Federal aid to education bill, it was not an extreme bill. And yet we could not get one Republican to join. At least, I think, four of the eight Democrats voted to send it to the floor of the House, not one Republican, and they joined with those Democrats who were opposed to it. The third is medical care for the aged, which is tied to social security, which is financed out of social security funds, does not put a deficit on the Treasury. The proposal advanced by you and by Mr. Javits would have cost $600 millions. Mr. Rockefeller rejected it in New York; he said he didn’t agree with the financing at all; said it ought to be on social security. So these are three programs which are quite moderate. I think it shows the difference between the two parties. One party is ready to move in this program, the other party gives them lipservice.”

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"Eye Of The Sparrow" — A Bad Lip Reading of the First 2012 Presidential Debate (by BadLipReading)

The American dream that we have nursed for so long in this country, and lately neglected, is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should be.
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Ronald Reagan - October 28, 1980

Reagan - Carter presidential debate.

My favorite thing about the Presidential Debates is that they began by Abe Lincoln following around his rival candidate’s tour and heckling him in the crowd, and after he finished he’d get up and tell the crowd how wrong the rival was until he broke down and went “fine I’ll debate you.”