View Poll Results: Changes To GOP Primary Debate Process, Will They Help or Hurt?

Voters
9. You may not vote on this poll
  • They will help the GOP

    2 22.22%
  • They will hurt the GOP

    3 33.33%
  • No real effect

    3 33.33%
  • Dunno/other

    1 11.11%
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Changes To GOP Primary Debate Process, Will They Help or Hurt?

  1. #1
    Liberal Fascist For Life!


    Redress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:02 PM
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    93,363
    Blog Entries
    2

    Changes To GOP Primary Debate Process, Will They Help or Hurt?

    Republicans vote to rein in 2016 presidential primary debate process - CBS News

    The Republican National Committee voted Friday to exert stronger control over the 2016 presidential primary debate process, acting on concerns that the lengthy and fractious 2012 debate process damaged eventual presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
    On Thursday, the RNC rules panel approved the creation of a committee, comprised of 13 people, that would limit the total number of debates and determine who would serve as debate moderators. And on Friday, during a spring meeting in Memphis, Tenn., the full committee endorsed that proposal by a vote of 152 to 7.
    "Spending too much time fighting with each other distracts the party from its ultimate goal, which is winning the presidency," said rules committee chairman Bruce Ash, according to the Associated Press.
    In addition to limiting the number of debates, the new rules would also penalize candidates who agree to participate in forums that aren't sanctioned by the RNC by denying them the opportunity to participate in later committee-endorsed events.
    Though the new rules do not specifically pick debate moderators, they do propose to give conservative journalists a bigger role in the process.
    So, will the limiting of debates and so on help the GOP in 2016, or will limited exposure as some republicans are complaining hurt?
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Uh oh Megyn...your vagina witchcraft is about ready to be exposed.

  2. #2
    Sage
    mak2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Indiana
    Last Seen
    07-08-16 @ 01:58 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    12,050

    Re: Changes To GOP Primary Debate Process, Will They Help or Hurt?

    I hope they dont change a thing, that was real entertainment last time.
    God Bless the Marine Corps.

  3. #3
    Global Moderator
    Rage More!
    Your Star's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    26,362

    Re: Changes To GOP Primary Debate Process, Will They Help or Hurt?

    I'd imagine they'd help considering it really hurt them last time to have the crazies have so much air time.
    Eat me, drink me, love me;
    Laura make much of me

  4. #4
    Sage
    mak2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Indiana
    Last Seen
    07-08-16 @ 01:58 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    12,050

    Re: Changes To GOP Primary Debate Process, Will They Help or Hurt?

    It was kinda fun though.
    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I'd imagine they'd help considering it really hurt them last time to have the crazies have so much air time.
    God Bless the Marine Corps.

  5. #5
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 05:45 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    90,093

    Re: Changes To GOP Primary Debate Process, Will They Help or Hurt?

    While the new rules may help the party by simply limiting the amount of exposure the wing nuts get, it will not help the public. Of course, educating and informing the voters is NOT the purpose the GOP seems to advocate.
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

  6. #6
    Sometimes wrong

    ttwtt78640's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Uhland, Texas
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:11 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    34,706

    Re: Changes To GOP Primary Debate Process, Will They Help or Hurt?

    The GOP problem is not who is selling their brand but what that brand is. We now seem to have two major parties that wish to foist half baked huge federal nanny state solutions to any given problem. The federal gov't is essentially on auto pilot, continuously growing in size, scope and cost with each new "solution" adding ever more to it. Budgets are now nearly non existent and not based on the revenue available but the "need" to keep everything (and of course everyone) in the federal gov't intact regardless of whether it actually accomplishes anything at all.

    The recent rash of "scandals" (Fast & fuzzy, Solyndra, IRS and Benghazi) are not the result of Obama but of a federal gov't totally beyond any control of congress, which seems content to let show "investigations" coupled with business as usual serve as oversight. The federal gov't has been deemed too big to fail so that every program, agency and department gets to basically run itself with congress simply funding them as always and hoping that they decide to fix themselves.

    The last GOP debates seemed to be an exercise in finding a nice guy that would spew general nonsense (compassionate conservative?) about changing the general direction but without any specific plan of action. We have heard, for decades, that smaller gov't and lower taxes are the GOP's "big picture" plan yet revenue, borrowing and spending are all up. It is time for the GOP to get a real platform if only to cut one federal program, agency or department. Selecting a puppet to keep things pretty much as they are requires no debate at all.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

  7. #7
    Doesn't go below juicy
    tacomancer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Cleveland
    Last Seen
    05-20-16 @ 02:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    31,781

    Re: Changes To GOP Primary Debate Process, Will They Help or Hurt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I'd imagine they'd help considering it really hurt them last time to have the crazies have so much air time.
    Those crazies represent what is considered mainstream thought for many factions. They aren't going away under any debate rules.

  8. #8
    Paying To Play
    AJiveMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    wisconSIN
    Last Seen
    05-15-15 @ 04:04 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    5,775

    Re: Changes To GOP Primary Debate Process, Will They Help or Hurt?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    It was kinda fun though.
    I particularly liked Rick Perry's brain fart, if I didn't know better, I'd say he blew some weed right before getting on the stage.

  9. #9
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 05:45 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    90,093

    Re: Changes To GOP Primary Debate Process, Will They Help or Hurt?

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Those crazies represent what is considered mainstream thought for many factions. They aren't going away under any debate rules.
    I like how you put that... crazies in factions who consider what they believe to be mainstream. Its a whole new definition of dissociative disorder.
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

  10. #10
    Global Moderator
    Moderator

    Zyphlin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    NoMoAuchie
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    48,013

    Re: Changes To GOP Primary Debate Process, Will They Help or Hurt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    So, will the limiting of debates and so on help the GOP in 2016, or will limited exposure as some republicans are complaining hurt?
    Well, couple things here:

    1. I have no issue with the GOP doing this from a general procedural level. Their candidate, their rules as to how they select them.

    2. I do think it'll ultimately help them. I don't think the extra "exposure" being talked about is going to matter all that much since this is simply limited to the primary. Trying to create an environment where Republicans can pick their candidate without it being one where they're likely to give extra fodder to the Democrats is helpful.

    3. Personally, I'm annoyed by it...specifically the penalizing people for participating in "un-sanctioned" events. I'm fine with the RNC saying they get to pick everything about their officially sponsored debates, but I have a bit of an issue with them limiting what and how a candidate can essentially campaign.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •