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    Jesse Ventura 2016 Debates

    Should Jesse Ventura be allowed in the 2016 Presidential Debates if he runs for President?

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    Re: Jesse Ventura 2016 Debates

    Quote Originally Posted by stonesfever View Post
    Should Jesse Ventura be allowed in the 2016 Presidential Debates if he runs for President?
    If he meets the criteria for ballot access and polling. Although personally, I'd move the percentage required from 15% to 5-10%.
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    Re: Jesse Ventura 2016 Debates

    Quote Originally Posted by stonesfever View Post
    Should Jesse Ventura be allowed in the 2016 Presidential Debates if he runs for President?
    Jesse Ventura is a wannabe Mexican who is seeking Mexican citizenship.

    Jesse Ventura is a shoe in as a Democrat Presidential candidate. Democrats prefer their candidates to have more than one citizenship. Look at Obama, besides being a "Red Diaper Baby" he was a British subject, a citizen of Kenya, a possible citizen of Indonesia and also an American citizen but in Obama's book, "Dreams From My Father" Obama said "I never looked upon himself as an American but as a internationalist."

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    Re: Jesse Ventura 2016 Debates

    I know why they do it, but what is the logic behind allowing a dozen candidates on stage for the primary, but only 2 for the presidential debate? More choice and dialogue is what democracy is about, or so i thought.

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    Re: Jesse Ventura 2016 Debates

    Oh no, I think you mean Cruz.
    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Jesse Ventura is a wannabe Mexican who is seeking Mexican citizenship.

    Jesse Ventura is a shoe in as a Democrat Presidential candidate. Democrats prefer their candidates to have more than one citizenship. Look at Obama, besides being a "Red Diaper Baby" he was a British subject, a citizen of Kenya, a possible citizen of Indonesia and also an American citizen but in Obama's book, "Dreams From My Father" Obama said "I never looked upon himself as an American but as a internationalist."
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    Re: Jesse Ventura 2016 Debates

    Yes. I think anyone who qualifies as a Presidential candidate - as in meeting the required signatures to get on the ballot, should be allowed at the debates.

    I understand that some debates - more so in the primaries - are for particular states and some primary candidates skip certain states or in rare circumstances don't gain enough signatures to get on the ballot in that state - or when it comes to the general election, a lot of the third party candidates need I think at least 10% to get in to the debates - I think is unfair. Because if they can't attend the debates, then they aren't likely to poll higher. Let them attend the debates so we can see if the American people are sold on their message. Not require them to be sold, in order for them to be able to have more easy access to sell their message. The current way it works lacks common sense.

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    Re: Jesse Ventura 2016 Debates

    Quote Originally Posted by stonesfever View Post
    Should Jesse Ventura be allowed in the 2016 Presidential Debates if he runs for President?
    No. Only people not running for president should be allowed in the presidential debates.

    The problem with the media show called debates is that they favor folks that are already known far too much and lead them into traps by asking moronic questions of them. I don't know the precise formula for getting included but requiring extreme popularity in multiple states is to high of a bar, especially in the primary debates. I realize that putting 20 folks together limits the ability to get any real feel for any of them but limitting it to 3 or 4 already "big names" is too restrictive.
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    Re: Jesse Ventura 2016 Debates

    If he has the numbers. I think a candidate has to be viable to earn a place on the stage....some percentage of followers, according to polls. If he has that, of course he should be allowed in the debates. If he doesn't have the numbers, he is not a viable candidate and should not be allowed to participate any more than you or I.

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    Re: Jesse Ventura 2016 Debates

    Quote Originally Posted by stonesfever View Post
    Should Jesse Ventura be allowed in the 2016 Presidential Debates if he runs for President?
    The guy was a lousy wrestler and an even worse politician.
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    Re: Jesse Ventura 2016 Debates

    I assume this is a joke post. No one can be this ignorant.

    Ventura is not a Democrat.

    Obama is a U.S. citizen as much as you are. Has never been a citizen of any other country. (but you know that)

    We are all people of the world. No man is an island. As the corporate leaders say, it's a global economy, now. You are an American AND a person of the world. It's impossible for you to live a life in this country and not be affected by other countries. The products you buy, use, drive, the air you breathe, the water you drink, the food you eat.....all or parts of all those things come from other countries.

    Cruz, however, was until recently a citizen of another country. And McCain was born in another country. And Palin is an Alaskan, which, as you know, means she grew up watching Russia from her front lawn.

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