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Wed Jan 20, 2016, 10:39 AM

 

CNN to hold a Democratic Town Hall week before Iowa

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/20/politics/hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders-martin-omalley-town-hall/index.html

Washington (CNN)The Democratic presidential hopefuls will face voters in a CNN town hall on Monday in Des Moines -- one week before the highly anticipated Iowa caucuses.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will field questions from Iowa Democrats in this prime-time event hosted by the Iowa Democratic Party and Drake University.

"We are honored to partner with CNN on their town hall with our three fantastic Democratic candidates," said Dr. Andy McGuire, chair of the Iowa Democratic Party. "With this event airing just one week before the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses, it's an incredible opportunity for Iowans to see our candidates detail their plans to move our country forward and their vision for Iowa and the nation."

The town hall, which will be moderated by CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, will air from 9 p.m.-11 p.m. ET, the network announced. A CNN spokesperson added that it will make the town hall available to its Iowa affiliates to air live.


Note that this is not a debate. It's more of a forum where audience members will be able to ask the candidates questions. It seems the DWS and the DNC are a little nervous about Hillary's position heading into the Iowa caucuses and have now given her an opportunity to make up ground.

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Reply CNN to hold a Democratic Town Hall week before Iowa (Original post)
HerbChestnut Jan 2016 OP
kenfrequed Jan 2016 #1
Skwmom Jan 2016 #8
emulatorloo Jan 2016 #2
kenn3d Jan 2016 #3
KoKo Jan 2016 #4
JonLeibowitz Jan 2016 #12
in_cog_ni_to Jan 2016 #5
Robbins Jan 2016 #6
in_cog_ni_to Jan 2016 #9
Skwmom Jan 2016 #7
kenfrequed Jan 2016 #11
Armstead Jan 2016 #10
JonLeibowitz Jan 2016 #13
Skwmom Jan 2016 #14

Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 10:45 AM

1. Town halls are sort of a mixed bag

They practically invite all the political campaigns to throw in their own plants, the opposite party to put their talking points into the debate, and also the loudest and craziest nutballs to try to take the microphone.

It might actually be good viewing though since for most people economic issues are going to take center stage.

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Response to kenfrequed (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 11:12 AM

8. The corporate media wants their soundbites they can use (and not in a good way). n/t

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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 10:51 AM

2. Excellent!

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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 10:51 AM

3. Sorry Debbie... epic fail.

Too little, too late.

I'm sure Iowans and all the candidates will appreciate an opportunity to discuss the important issues in this election one more time before the caucuses, but...

The lame efforts of the DNC establishment to promote the coronation of Hillary Clinton have failed... failed Debbie, failed Hillary, failed the party, failed everybody.

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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 10:53 AM

4. CNN's Chris Cuomo? Bad choice. n/t

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Response to KoKo (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 11:36 AM

12. I rather like him. What is wrong with him?

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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 11:04 AM

5. I just hope the audience isn't stacked for HRH. It is corrupt, corporate owned CNN.

This is my favorite format. Real voters asking real questions...if the deck isn't stacked for one candidate or another. Bernie is GREAT at town halls!

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BERNIE

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Response to in_cog_ni_to (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 11:07 AM

6. I have bad feeling

they will have bernie on first and her last so he can't respond to her attacks.

Funny how now she is willing to talk to regular voters.

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Response to Robbins (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 11:19 AM

9. Yep.

She'll most likely get the last word. If she doesn't, I'll be shocked.

If they played fair, they would draw straws, but nothing in this election, to date, has been fair. CNN is doing it, so I expect EVERYTHING to favor HRH.

Though Bernie is very, very good in this format. He's very warm, congenial, personable and engaging. He's great in a one-on-one situation....from what I've witnessed from his Vermont town halls I've watched.

I think Cali said she has attended his Town Halls, maybe she'll chime in with a different/better perspective since she's attended them personally.

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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 11:08 AM

7. Well plants vs biasd moderators.....

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Response to Skwmom (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 11:25 AM

11. Just cross your fingers

That it isn't Wolff frigging Blitzer. That guy is a creep that lets crazy people talk constantly.

Unless he is hogging the microphone himself. The conceited bastard frequently ate more time than the candidates in the run up to 2008.

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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 11:20 AM

10. That's ridiculous. Why not just put them all up together?

 

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Response to Armstead (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 11:37 AM

13. Because then they might debate their ideas, and we saw how that turned out on Sunday. n/t

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Response to Armstead (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 12:05 PM

14. Because then they'd have the chance to respond to b.s. n/t

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