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drexyl
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re: What did y'all think about the moderator?


I thought she did a great job.





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NC_Tigah
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the god of war couldnt have prevented that.
Bologna!

A moderator has total ability to control interruptions. She just failed to exercise that control.






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Cracking
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re: What did y'all think about the moderator?


A good job overall, but should have addressed Biden's interruption of both the candidate and herself. Biden may have won the debate if she would have settled him down with his disrespect.





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Catman88
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Where I think she failed:

The purpose of a debate it is to let two sides give a speech so that their audience can learn something from them and allow them to counterpoint where two disagree.

We were never given the opportunity to learn anything from one person because the other was allowed to be a brat. The moderator is the
adult in the room and needs to control the children. What happened in the 1st debate was more to the benefit of the audience to allow them to finish and counterpoint. What happened tonight was just bicker..






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PBnJ
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People gave her shite for talking too much, but people gave Lehrer shite for not doing enough. Maybe next time we'll get a happy medium? (Wishful thinking I know)

I will commend her for the most part of keeping a watchful eye on time and dispersing it about as evenly as she could. I liked that she pushed both of them for specifics on the issues.

I would have like to have seen more control over Bidens outbursts during Ryan's allotted time to speak, but I think Joe would have only been silenced by a taser tonight

I would like to see a debate format where a candidate loses 20 seconds of talking time each time they interrupt an opponent. I had trouble really following Ryans flow because he couldn't string more than 2 sentences together without Biden making a comment.

Overall I say B- for moderating



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Wild Thang
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What did y'all think about the moderator?


fricking horrendous IMO. Total bias






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Catman88
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I will commend her for the most part of keeping a watchful eye on time


I agree and I have no problem when one participant jumps in after the other guy finishes to add a quick counterpoint out of turn. Thats fine with me.

What Im not fine with is allowing one person to just completely interrupt a person mid sentence and offer up NOTHING but an interruption itself.






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Mahootney
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re: What did y'all think about the moderator?


Are you kidding?
She works for Abc. She's gotta get paid to send those kids to private school. You seen the state of Chicago public schools?

She'd beg, borrow, rape, and plunder to keep them chillins in top schools.






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Catman88
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re: What did y'all think about the moderator?


1 question..

Why did we spend way more time on abortion than Libya?






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Champagne
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She works for ABC, so she's liberal and let Biden have control.


She also attended Harvard, just like Obama AND Obama was at HER WEDDING !!






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Champagne
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fricking horrendous IMO. Total bias


She should never have been allowed to be moderator. OBAMA WAS A GUEST AT HER WEDDING !






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JohnnyKilroy
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re: What did y'all think about the moderator?


Overall I thought she was okay.

Lehrer let them speak, but neither Romney, nor Obama, consistently talked over or interrupted the other. Lehrer didn't really NEED to step in and call for one of the debaters to let their opponent speak.

The ONE thing I really really didn't like about her moderating: She pressed Ryan no less than 3 times for 'specifics' on their debt/deficit plan. Pressed him fairly hard on it.

She then turned to Biden and asked: "Other than taxing the rich, what is the administration's plan for the debt/deficit.

Biden didn't even attempt to answer.

She moved on with no resistance.






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Catman88
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She never held him to specifics when Biden made the Melarkey comment either.. He didnt give a single example of where Ryan lied.





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TROLA
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re: What did y'all think about the moderator?


She wasn't bad. Let Biden steamroll more than she should've. Thought she relied to much on her background with all the foreign policy questions, especially jumping them around. Would've preferred one pointed question on the region and more domestic discussion. The last two questions were weak. Abortion, if it must be discussed should be buried in the middle.





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Wild Thang
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OBAMA WAS A GUEST AT HER WEDDING


Truly amazing TBH. The media is fricking worthless. That's like Hannity moderating






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BlackPawnMartyr
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You're kidding me right? She did nothing to stop Biden from interrupting and constantly stopped Ryan before he could finish talking.


Ryan butted in a few times as well, so he got his snipes in. I would say that overall the candidates themselves did a good job of keeping the other in check. She did cut Ryan off a few times but he may have been over speaking his turn.






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