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Stacy McCain Moderating A Debate? Could Our Democracy Withstand Such?

Posted on | August 23, 2011 | 19 Comments

by Smitty

A certain bog dweller certainly seems to think so. He has a few other interesting picks, as well. Conspicuously absent from Trog’s list is Da Tech Guy, whose debate question would involve some sort of dessert pastry.


19 Responses to “Stacy McCain Moderating A Debate? Could Our Democracy Withstand Such?”

  1. Zilla of the Resistance
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 1:04 pm

    Stacy would be a hell of a lot better than the prog tools who’ve been moderating GOP debates thus far! 

  2. McGehee
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 1:07 pm

    I didn’t make the list either.

    “Gov. Romneycare, why are you pretending your last name only has two syllables?”

  3. Randy G
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 1:13 pm

    I will sell tickets.

  4. Lance Burri
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

    I thought about Da Tech Guy, but I couldn’t come up with a question that would make people think “yep, he’d ask that.”

  5. Bob Belvedere
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

    DTG: [Non-Catholic Candidate X] you’re a very smart person, why aren’t you Catholic?

  6. Anonymous
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 3:44 pm

    I’m sure Stacy could handle moderating a debate.  Not sure the other candidates could though: “BREAKING: Herman Cain gets 87 minutes’ airtime at 90 minute debate…”

  7. Steve Burri
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

    I am Catholic, just not Roman Catholic.

  8. Steve Burri
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

    Well, ya got my sticky booger question right on the money.

  9. Tomg
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 5:53 pm

    Don’t “moderate” the debate. Force it to the extreme!

  10. Bob Belvedere
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 6:01 pm

    The road took it’s toll on ya, huh?

  11. Anonymous
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 6:33 pm

    We’re not all Latin Rite over here, you know.

  12. Bob Belvedere
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 6:41 pm

    Well, why the Hell not?

  13. Adjoran
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 7:06 pm

    Sure, we could come up with better moderators, but a real debate should have NO moderator and NO panel, just a timekeeper.  Let the two or three candidates each use their time as they see fit.  Short or long speeches, ask their own questions, give answers, explain policies, attack the others, whatever they want.

    It would be a lot more informative than the stupid dog and pony shows we have now.  I don’t even bother to watch, just check the transcript the next day if anything sounded interesting.  So far it hasn’t.

  14. ThePaganTemple
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 8:12 pm

    With the subtitle “Moderator McCain at the end of the debate declares Harman Cain the hands-down winner”

  15. ThePaganTemple
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

    That would be a ratings bonanza, but there’s a reason such a debate is not likely to ever happen. The candidates campaign staffs would never allow it.

  16. Anonymous
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 8:57 pm

    Here here.

  17. jwallin
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 9:51 pm

    Anyone would be better than Gwen Awful er, Ifill from NPR who besides being Black and Liberal and an Obama supporter (surprise there huh?) was also writing a book about Obama yet wouldn’t recuse herself due to a conflict of interest. (liberals: “we don’t need no steenking morals!”)

    Any books in the making Stacy? If not then fire away.

  18. jwallin
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 9:52 pm

    Oops, that would be “ethics” and not “morals”  but with Liberals, it doesn’t really matter, they don’t have either one.

  19. Anonymous
    August 24th, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

    If you’re going to use an expression like “Hear! Hear!”, at least know how to spell it.