The Presidential Debates Are Nothing But Scripted Beauty Contests
by George Washington
The “spontaneous” questions from audience members are actually pre-screened, and even the moderator is forbidden from asking follow-up questions:
Gawker’s John Cook succinctly sums up the rigged debates:
Leaked Debate Agreement Shows Both Obama and Romney are Sniveling Cowards
Both campaigns are terrified at anything even remotely spontaneous happening.
They aren’t permitted to ask each other questions, propose pledges to each other, or walk outside a “predesignated area.” And for the town-hall-style debate tomorrow night, the audience members posing questions aren’t allowed to ask follow-ups (their mics will be cut off as soon as they get their questions out). Nor will moderator Candy Crowley.