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    Should democrats be doing Fox Townhalls?

    I read this article that makes a sound argument on behalf of doing Fox Town Halls. when you read it, it seems like the best way to go. What do you think?
    Rethinking Fox Townhall | HubPages

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    Re: Should democrats be doing Fox Townhalls?

    Quote Originally Posted by Liberalsthought View Post
    I read this article that makes a sound argument on behalf of doing Fox Town Halls. when you read it, it seems like the best way to go. What do you think?
    Rethinking Fox Townhall | HubPages

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    My take? Anything that decreases the width and depth of the partisan divide even an inch should be done and anything that makes it worse should be stopped.
    This all got out of hand long ago and those who work at making it worse, no matter how highly-placed (ahem!) should be heaped with scorn and abuse.
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    Re: Should democrats be doing Fox Townhalls?

    Quote Originally Posted by Liberalsthought View Post
    I read this article that makes a sound argument on behalf of doing Fox Town Halls. when you read it, it seems like the best way to go. What do you think?
    Rethinking Fox Townhall | HubPages

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    Why hide from the other side of the aisle? What do you gain that way? It’s a good chance to be asked important questions you will be expected to answer later.

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    Re: Should democrats be doing Fox Townhalls?

    If they want everyone to vote for them ya but no

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    Re: Should democrats be doing Fox Townhalls?

    Its a good chance to get your name out to an audience that refuses to consider other sources yeah.

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    Re: Should democrats be doing Fox Townhalls?

    How about we do the general election debate split screen with the Democrat talking to a MSNBC camera and moderator and the Republican talking to a Fox News camera moderator? As an added bonus, they can talk at the same time.

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    Re: Should democrats be doing Fox Townhalls?

    When
    Elizabeth Warren, explained in a series of tweets that she is not going to help a "hate for profit" network
    , she means stop freedom of speech, doesn't she?
    Ok, back to the topic.
    What is America? Cnn, Msnbc, FN? If candidates like Elisabeth want to be potus of this U.S. of A., they mustn't be selective. They must represent us all. Right?
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    Re: Should democrats be doing Fox Townhalls?

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckiechan View Post
    Why hide from the other side of the aisle? What do you gain that way? It’s a good chance to be asked important questions you will be expected to answer later.

    You can’t hide behind friendly media if you aren’t their darling.
    Good practice for debates?

    They can't expect to garner many votes. Go to a dozen Town Halls, maybe convert a handful of the hundreds that turn up at best - not very efficient. But in terms of just being 'out there' the exposure isn't the worst they can do and again, prep for debates?
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    Re: Should democrats be doing Fox Townhalls?

    Something that can be lost in having an opposing audience is an exploration of nuance that can be important for primaries. Discussions are more likely to occur in grand rhetoric and counter talking points than details of policy or plans.

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    Re: Should democrats be doing Fox Townhalls?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    When, she means stop freedom of speech, doesn't she?
    Ok, back to the topic.
    What is America? Cnn, Msnbc, FN? If candidates like Elisabeth want to be potus of this U.S. of A., they mustn't be selective. They must represent us all. Right?
    It was never set up to be that way.

    When the nation came into being, there were restrictions on who could vote. We overhauled our form of government to even start to change that. Over time, we have amended the Constitution to try to rectify that; women and minorities and the poor.

    Still, the way we have things set up, there have been five presidents who did not win the popular vote and had to win by the Electoral College (one even had to be voted in by Congress when THAT failed).

    Politics, dirty politics, has always been a part of America. And there has NEVER been a real strategy to win America; the strategy was just to win enough of America. For example...you don't see Trump making any real attempts to win over even the moderate left. He just needs to grow his base in the right states and hopefully win by the Electoral College again.

    There have been the rare president who, once elected, was able to unify a nation for a period of time...but in terms of getting elected...no, it has never been about representing America, but the side you happen to be on.

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