Would you like to see a "Show of Hands" style online debate between Obama and Romney? Every question has only two simple answers and every candidate comment is limited to 300 characters.
can the other parties be involved also?
No, too many times neither answer is what I would choose and I just skip that question.
Part of the problem with politics is we only have the attention span if gnats. We want everything in a silly sound bite. Difficult issues require thoughtful solutions, not witty quips.
Doesn't mean they'll stick to those 300 characters.
Tony your a genius!!!
No. What's the point this place is far too biased.
The point of a SoH debate wouldn't be the 300-character comment as much as it would be the choice A/Choice B answers. You'd get a better read on similarities and points of disagreement.
YES PLEASE!!! That would be amazing!
That would be very interesting :) i would read that debate :)
Yes, make a politician actually give a direct answer to a question for once
Thats a lot of the problem. There are complex issues that shouldn't be reduced and dumbed down for a particular media format, be it a sound byte or SOH.
What is freakin' wrong with Vermont?!
It has been moved, for the reason you stated. Tap a username, and you will see what I mean.
I see you removed the Report User. I have to admit I've hit it in error. Grab the iPad, and oops your complaint has been registered. Perhaps you can make it like the like, press again and it un registers the complaint.
I would like Stein and Johnson in the debates.
That is what we need a direct simple reply to a question not a blurry runaround that never answers the question!!!
Simplification is stupification. Why would you want a baser campaign unless you're a base person in the first place
These issues are too complex for two simplified answered and 300 characters. If you want sound bites watch pundits. If you want reasonable, rational answers you have to put up with the dressing
To be honest, I'm a bit tired of all the debate questions, but go ahead.
Wait, why would you say no to this?
Would be so dope.
This poll describes exactly my dream debate.
Would they be able to exceed the 300 character limit for comments?
Neither one of these guys could say hello in 300 charactors.
Sorry Tony - no.
The thing I hate most about these debates is that they require simplistic answers to very complex issues. That leads to faulty understanding. Not good for the country.
Holy flippers yes. First thing I noticed.
And Tony you should moderate!!!!!
No, in person takes more decisiveness and knowledge and charisma. Online, the answer could be stalled, etc.
Intel and google were created by illegals?
I think both candidates need to have the microphone turned off after two minutes. I hate bickering.
No politician has answered a question with yes or no since Caesar crossed the Rubicon. And look what happened to him.
I'd like to see them both have to edit and prioritize their answers. Go a step further, make them respond in haiku form. Hahahahaha
Good idea, but the Obama campaign would never agree to the format because they wouldn't be able to get the questions ahead of time.
Obama would start every answer "but Romney"
Bloviating!!!! You are AWESOME!!!
The left is always exasperated. They're never right.
Stupid. Answers are not always black and white, why would you try and present them that way? I guess that would help morons who have trouble processing more than 300 characters who use this app but it wouldn't help Americans understand the real differences btwn these candidates.
It sound great in theory but life is about much more than yes and no. I would not trust the people who wrote the questions to write fair ones either. Do you love "green people" yes or no. How does one answer that.
I know... I was confused
You mean he can't lie and make it sound legit in 300 chars. He spends half that saying, " you see, that's just, just not true. None of what he just said was true actually." " actually".
Just yes or no!
It would be useless because Romney would just quip Fox News bites. Obama would states facts and figures. The Right would is Obama lying, the Left would just get exasperated.
I don't think a TelePrompTer is capable of only doing 300 characters.
I like the binary answers, but the character limits would be harmful.
Has anyone else noticed that they're wearing opposite colored ties this time?
Democrats would never win another election....we can't have monopolies in America...hmmm I wonder who enacted that! (No facts sited, just a fun comment)
I would LOVE to see them actually answer a question. Two simple answers would force that. With each debate I feel like I have more questions and fewer answers.
Good point...it would need to be televised, so we could watch them type.