Albert N. Milliron-Tuesday, July 24th 2007 (IMNS & Politisite.com) Columbia, SC- This writer really enjoyed the format of the debate. the big winners in the debate were those who submitted questions. This was probably as close to a direct democracy where debates are concerned. The problem still exists, in that, CNN picked the questions to be presented to the Candidates. It would have been better for the questions to be chosen by ordinary citizens.
Here our my observations and analysis of the Debate.
The question whether Obama is Black enough: With the Secret Service watching over Obama at Tax Payer Expense, when did Senator
Obama try to hail a cab in New York? I would like the date and time on that one.
The Statement by Governor Richardson that, we need to help Africa and Areas that are not part of our own defense and need. I am amazed that Governor Richardson isn’t aware that, under a Republican president, aid to Africa has quadrupled from President Clinton’s administration. Further AIDS funding is now at 15 Billion Dollars, substantially Higher then the entire 8 years that a Democratic president was in the oval office.
Again, Governor Richardson stated that Republicans suppress minority voters. I am interested in receiving the information he has access to that states that there have been any convictions of any Republicans or conservative suppressing minority voters. The only evidence of minority voter fraud is the liberal advocacy group ACORN who have been charged with filling out over 1700 faked voter registration forms. Here is a small account of some of the names registered as Democrats, Tom Tancredo, Dennis Hastert, Alcee Hastings, John McKay, Leon Spinks. In Addition, ACORN was caught registering sixteen voters in the same household that didn’t exist. I know that Democrats are for animal and child rights, but to grant dogs, cats, and seven year old children the right to vote as a democrat is going a bit far. Further, The writer is sure that Dogs would be Republicans and Cats Democrats.
Senator Clinton stated that she won’t take an increase in pay until the minimum wage is increased. Senator Clinton can now take that pay increase as the minimum wage was increased TODAY.
Senator Biden stated that it would take a full year to get our troops out of IRAQ. How does he know? The Pentagon doesn’t even have a good estimate of the time frame to remove troops from Iraq.
Then the statement that under a Dodd administration stems cell research will be legal. Senator Dodd is aware that private stem cell research is legal and is actively being pursued by private funding.
The writer now wonders if Ann Coulter was right, when Senator Edwards looked toward Senator Clinton and said he really didn’t like the coat she was wearing. Is Senator Edwards gay after all? What guy looks at a woman and says he didn’t like her coat. Where I come from, the right answer is always, ” you look wonderful in that outfit.”
I am hopeful that during the Republican debate, the candidates are more accurate in their answers to the questions. I further am hopeful that, moderator Anderson Cooper will call the candidates on the facts. I would like to give Kudos to YouTube, CNN, The Citadel, and the Democratic Party of South Carolina for putting on a class act debate. With a few minor adjustments, debates as we knew them, are gone forever.
Updated 27 July, 2007 0129 UTC
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