Posts tagged ‘debate’

June 15, 2011

Wait, GOP has a gay presidential candidate?

by thoughtfulconservative

Openly gay candidate Fred Karger will not be on the stage next Monday night when CNN broadcasts the first major debate of the 2012 presidential campaign.

via Gay presidential candidate left out, again | Keen News Service.

Those Republicans. So narrow minded.

…ironically, GOProud, a gay conservative group, has being speaking out in support of allowing Johnson into the debate while saying nothing about Karger, who served as an adviser to President Reagan.

Hold it! A gay conservative group is not speaking out about this? It’s getting more confusing.

A CNN poll conducted last month did include Karger, but zero percent of 473 Republicans or Republican-leaning voters surveyed chose him. Fox News included Karger in April, but only one percent of 322 Republican registered voters supported him.

I suppose you need some kind of criteria or else the stage might get a little crowded. As it was, they barely had time to answer all the questions. Limit of 1 minute per question and 30 seconds for followups? Puhleeze.

Anyway back to the item at hand. I thought those Republicans were homophobes. Have the Democrats ever had a gay candidate?

September 26, 2008

Live blogging the debate

by thoughtfulconservative

No not me but you can find folks live blogging.

Josh Schroeder. It’s his first time so be gentle.

No Runny Eggs. Steve is an old hat at this.

Eugene Kane will be posting his thoughts through the night.

UPDATE: Ann Althouse is also live blogging. will have updates at their blog.

You can join Rate the Debates and rate the media.

You can also join Hack the Debates on Twitter. You can put “#current” on your Tweet and search for other comments using the same.

I’m sure all the major news media will have open comment threads. Here are some I received via a Ralph Nader e-mail:

Many national blogs will also live blog or have open threads.

If you just want a debate pasttime, Wiggy shares a drinking game. If you follow it, I predict you’ll be wasted half way through.

February 27, 2008

Milwaukee county executive debate

by thoughtfulconservative

Kyle Duerstein had State Sen. Lena Taylor and current Milwaukee County executive Scott Walker debating on his show today. It was covered by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s All Politics blog.

Kyle also has a blog and writes for Front Page Milwaukee.

Topics discussed were taxes and budget, corrections, transit, pensions, school choice, their favorite county service.

It was at times contentious, at times cooperative debate with questions coming from listeners calling in, which sounded mostly conservative.

Audio is, as has been found with BlogTalkRadio, is inconsistent, with the callers being louder than the participants.

February 20, 2008

County Executive Debate

by thoughtfulconservative

Kyle Duerstein of Panther Talk Live, who brought us the debate of the two Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates, announced on his last program that this week’s program will feature a debate between County Executive Scott Walker and challenger Lena Taylor.

You can hear the show on his blog, or tune in on Blog Talk Radio.

January 23, 2008

Wisconsin Supreme Court debate cancelled.

by thoughtfulconservative

If judicial candidates can’t make promises (p. 162 or p. 21 of the PDF file), what do they debate about?

January 12, 2008

Mistakes from the Republican debate

by thoughtfulconservative enlightens us to some things that the Republicans “misspoke” on in last night’s debate.

NOTE: I’m much less concerned about things that come up in debates. With so many facts that they are expected to know, it’s only natural they sometimes get mixed up.