"Hmmm...Can't decide if I want to watch "Four Houses" or give myself an Icy Hot pee hole enema..." - Blake Shelton
I don't have a problem with the crowd cheering and getting involved. I just don't want it to get to the point where it gets to the point where the candidates can't deliver their message over the crowd, but that's usually not a problem.
Slipping into madness is good for the sake of comparison - Unknown.
Cheering should be performed through applause. Jeering should be performed through silence. Vocal sounds should be reserved for wrestling matches.
HELPING HILLARY PICK OUT HER INAUGURAL GOWN!The jokes write themselves!
"And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness."
I think the audience reaction at these Republican debates has been more enlightening than the debates themselves. What do the partisans get super excited about?
Raucus applause for:
-- letting poor sick people die
-- blaming poor people for being poor
-- killing our enemies
-- bashing the media
Angry booing for:
-- suggesting that bin Laden was reacting to U.S. foreign policy (as opposed to, presumably, just hating our freedom)
-- gay soldiers
-- the golden rule.
What Makes A GOP Debate Audience Cheer? Or Jeer? | The New Republic
Sure makes me glad to be a Democrat.
It really makes no difference. These debates are free commercials and soundbite generators. Nothing more.
I don't mind clapping for a well made point, but cheering disrespectful comments crosses the line. The debate last Saturday sounded like they were in a bar. It was intrusive to the TV viewing audience. I would have been equally annoyed to have been sitting there too.
*I'm not voting because some participation is good, but not all.
Last edited by Gina; 01-21-12 at 12:11 PM.