View Poll Results: Is it OK to plant questions at political events?

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  • They all do it. Everyone of them.

    11 64.71%
  • It's OK. Otherwise no good questions would get asked.

    1 5.88%
  • No that's stealing the process from the people

    7 41.18%
  • Hillary Clinton planted questions

    3 17.65%
  • Nobody would do such things

    0 0%
  • Video outs this corrupt practice

    2 11.76%
  • Planted questions are for propaganda purposes

    8 47.06%
  • Important questions never get asked

    5 29.41%
  • We wouldn't want to embarrass politicians now would we

    4 23.53%
  • Real questions would lose Politicians votes

    5 29.41%
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Thread: Is it OK to plant questions at Political Events?

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    Is it OK to plant questions at Political Events?

    I noticed it way back in 1993. People traveling with the candidate would ask the same question multiple of times. Excluding all but the "3 main candidates" from answering - there were 9 of us.

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    Re: Is it OK to plant questions at Political Events?

    Quote Originally Posted by SpectateSwamp View Post
    I noticed it way back in 1993. People traveling with the candidate would ask the same question multiple of times. Excluding all but the "3 main candidates" from answering - there were 9 of us.
    Why not place questions? Not taking questions is more problematic.

    But it is news and should be reported by the press.

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    Re: Is it OK to plant questions at Political Events?

    Sorry, I am taking the day off so will not be able to answer any plant questions right now.
    "you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos

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    Planting questions is a crime

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Why not place questions? Not taking questions is more problematic.

    But it is news and should be reported by the press.
    I should have included "placing questions" That can't be much different from planting questions I'd say.

    Not taking questions if they are planted is ok. Those questions should be ignored. Every time.
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    Re: Planting questions is a crime

    I ran for political office once and lost a whole area because of an "honest answer". Honestly is not what the people want to hear.

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    Don't quit running RocketMan I won't

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    I ran for political office once and lost a whole area because of an "honest answer". Honestly is not what the people want to hear.
    Good going RocketMan.

    I ran twice in the last year. Came in last both times. But I got to bring up important points and get video.
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    Re: Don't quit running RocketMan I won't

    Quote Originally Posted by SpectateSwamp View Post
    Good going RocketMan.

    I ran twice in the last year. Came in last both times. But I got to bring up important points and get video.
    I went to a publci debate and a lady in this area had been complaining to the county because a creek was flooding her house every time it rained in excess of two inches in a short period of time, what would I do to help her?

    I asked her these questions:

    Did you grow up in that area? she answered yes

    Did that creek ever flood that area before her house was there? she said yes

    I responded with " So you were warned multiple times growing up about that area and ignored those warnings when building your house there?

    The crowd chuckled but I lost that whole section of the district losing by 65 votes.

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    You aren't a loser in my mind

    Honesty is always the best answer rocketman...

    In the one campaign a guy asked what we would do / suggest for orchardists and farmers.

    The average age here is well over 60... GeezerVille.
    I said with the demographics they should plant more soft fruits and prunes. The other candidates and crowd couldn't quit laughing.

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    Re: Don't quit running RocketMan I won't

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    I went to a publci debate and a lady in this area had been complaining to the county because a creek was flooding her house every time it rained in excess of two inches in a short period of time, what would I do to help her?

    I asked her these questions:

    Did you grow up in that area? she answered yes

    Did that creek ever flood that area before her house was there? she said yes

    I responded with " So you were warned multiple times growing up about that area and ignored those warnings when building your house there?

    The crowd chuckled but I lost that whole section of the district losing by 65 votes.
    It may have been the attitude....not the honesty
    "Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers" - Voltaire
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    Re: Is it OK to plant questions at Political Events?

    Quote Originally Posted by SpectateSwamp View Post
    I noticed it way back in 1993. People traveling with the candidate would ask the same question multiple of times. Excluding all but the "3 main candidates" from answering - there were 9 of us.
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    Aren't events where questions from an audience of citizens suppose to serve, in part at least, as a representation of what people actually care about. If the questions aren't being asked maybe people don't care. Also, just asking a question (based on how you phrase it) can make a statement about a candidate can't it. Seems like allowing it is just another opportunity to manipulate the outcome.
    "Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers" - Voltaire
    "There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self" -Hemingway

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