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GOP YouTube Debate Highlights

Posted on Nov 29, 2007

The CNN/YouTube Republican debate could easily have been written off as a gimmick, or at least just another in a glut of debates, but it actually delivered some interesting moments, from the YouTuber who asked what Jesus would do about the death penalty to Mitt Romney explaining torture to John McCain.

For more, check out YouTube’s debate page.

A gay brigadier general asks whether the candidates think American servicemen and -women are professional enough to serve with openly gay soldiers:

If John McCain says waterboarding is torture, and he’s the only one of you who has been tortured, who are you to disagree? Romney doesn’t think he should have to answer the question:

WWJD about the death penalty?


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Do you believe every word of the Bible? Romney takes a bit of a dive here:

How would you punish violators if abortions became illegal?

For more, check out YouTube’s debate page.

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By PatrickHenry, December 2, 2007 at 4:16 pm Link to this comment

#117496 by Paolo

My sentiments exactly.

Remember My Lai, Dresden, Hiroshima, war is war and should be avoided, there is no half way.

#116948 by SoccerGuy

You must put your hand over your heart at the playing of the national anthem and own several flag lapel pins.

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By Paolo, December 2, 2007 at 7:09 am Link to this comment

John McCain took a bold stand against torture. When I was a kid growing up the 60’s, I couldn’t have imagined that such a debate could even have occurred.

John McCain is, however, completely in favor of invading impoverished, third world countries that never threatened us, raining bombs by the ton on helpless civilian populations. That’s not nearly as bad as torturing people, right?

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By SoccerGuy, November 29, 2007 at 10:30 pm Link to this comment

Ok, I think it is time to reverse engineer the criteria for running for the top job in the land so I will finally have someone to vote for. After watching several debates on both sides of the political battle field here is what appear to be the essential characteristics of our next leader:

•  You must be old.
•  You must avoid at all costs directly or   indirectly answering a question.
•  You must have hair(preferably perfect hair)
•  You must be rich.(or have rich friends)
•  You must pretend to understand those who are not rich.
•  You must we well coached.
•  You must “appear” religious.
•  You must always appear before a flag or military base at all speeches.
•  You must make promises, lots of promises that no one person could possibly keep.
•  You must blame your mistakes on others.
•  You must take a stand based on polls, or popularity not common sense.
•  You must contradict your self and be able to talk your way out of it.
•  You must send young Americans to die in a needless war but convince your would-be voters you believe in a culture of life.
•  You must be rich(did I say that already?)
•  You must pledge undying loyalty to your party, not the people of the USA.
•  You must appoint your friends and cronies to positions that they are not even qualified for.
•  You must be willing to break the law and have no regrets.
•  You must have better morals than your opponents????

And last but not least you have to say god bless America after every sentance so you will always have a base of at least 30% or higher.


Proud to be an American, but lately embarrassed

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