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Question: Who, in your opinion, is more likely to utilize trickery or underhanded tact during the upcoming Pres. Debate  (Voting closed: Today at 11:15:55 am)
Mrs. Clinton - 2 (14.3%)
Mr. Trump - 10 (71.4%)
The Media Participants - 2 (14.3%)
Total Voters: 14

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economizer
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« on: September 24, 2016, 11:15:55 am »

This is about Monday's prime time debate.  Me? I have no affiliations and I am just looking for opinions from y'all!

By the way, are the four media participants questioners, moderators, or what?  I could not think of the right term?
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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2016, 12:50:07 pm »

Whatever underhanded tact is, I must learn it. To be tactful and underhanded at the same time seems like a valuable skill. I will not watch the debates. I don't want to hear about how HRC did not SMILE enough, or convincingly enough, or that her clothes were maw-maw.
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2016, 12:55:14 pm »

You should probably add yourself as an option.
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2016, 1:34:43 pm »

You misspelled secretary.
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2016, 4:05:36 pm »

The underhanding.  The tactfulness.  The maw-maw.
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It is, of course, possible that what I remember as terror was only a love too great to bear.
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« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 03:00:27 pm »


1.egjwho
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Re: Debate Trickery/Treachery Poll

Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 12:50:07 pm
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Whatever underhanded tact is, I must learn it. To be tactful and underhanded at the same time seems like a valuable skill. I will not watch the debates. I don't want to hear about how HRC did not SMILE enough, or convincingly enough, or that her clothes were maw-maw.

1.  I see.
 

2.  egilson
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Re: Debate Trickery/Treachery Poll

You should probably add yourself as an option.
2. No, I shant.

3. dr_alcott
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Re: Debate Trickery/Treachery Poll
You misspelled secretary.
 3. It will be corrected if I create a poll for the next Presidential General Election debate.
 4. yellowtractor
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4.  I did not want to use the word "treachery" in my question because to many candidates the "jerking" of his or her opposition in a political debate is good, clean fun!


 
 
 
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« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 08:33:39 pm »

You misspelled secretary.

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« Reply #7 on: Today at 02:13:15 pm »

I remember, once, as a child, borrowing a neighbor's rowboat and rowing out into the center of a lake--really it wasn't more than a large pond, but to my child-self it seemed like a lake--near where I grew up.  A sudden storm blew up, and in my panic I lost one of the oars.  In fear of my life I rowed around in circles for half an hour, all the while pelted with rain, until the thunder and lightning passed to the east.  Then I gave up and swam to shore.

Later, my neighbor was very irate, wondering who had taken his rowboat out and left it in the middle of the lake, with one oar in the boat and the other floating nearby.  I never told him I was borrowing the rowboat, you see.
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