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Do the presidential debates influence how you vote?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on October 17, 2012

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“No. Their actions over the years mean more to me than what they’re going to say in a controlled setting. ”

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“Maybe. I’m waiting for them to come back with more speeches.”

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“I don’t think they change for me. They just reinforce my thought.”

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“No.”

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Bob Forer 1 year, 6 months ago

I am sick and tired of all the liberturds and their lies that Governor Romney's tax plan is void of specifics. They are right here. Check it out yourself.

http://www.romneytaxplan.com/

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Klumma 1 year, 6 months ago

"riverdrifter 3 hours, 23 minutes ago

I have it on good info that your rock matriculated out to a massive pagan stone orgy south of Pleasant Grove in those mountains of rock which were rejected as inferior on the U-59 project. Start your search there!"

Not a bad guess. But, I think it was manufactured in Colombia. Nurtured from the green leaves of the mountain to be cut, mixed with other "things," and compressed to dry.

Marrying a rock means to smoke it. When it gets to the point of no return it is then ingested rectally for full absorption.

I think My_Life may need some prep-H.

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Klumma 1 year, 6 months ago

"Eddie_Haskell 9 hours, 23 minutes ago

Sheryl Crow is a mouth breather. As a child, she never learned to breath through her nose. Usually the result of inbreading. Therefore her upper lip constantly hangs over her teeth and she cannot properly close her mouth, making intimacies difficult. See Suzie Chafee and Christie Brinkley. Plus, I believe she is from Kennet, MO. Lots of meth is made there, a sure warning sign."

Oh, Sh!t. I think I just broke a rib. Nice one, Edward. And thank you for the laugh. Made my day.

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Klumma 1 year, 6 months ago

"thuja 14 hours, 45 minutes ago

Odeo."

Ok. I may be setting myself up for something here. Are you calling me a bad name or, and opening another door, some text acronym? Fire away.

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tange 1 year, 6 months ago

Yeah, influenced by debates and speeches... of my youth.
Hard to vote for a Romney, in the echoes of a Kennedy.

/ or bathed in the frenetic sound of Dead Kennedys

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My_Life 1 year, 6 months ago

I can only be influenced by Jesus. Besides, I change my mind every few minutes anyway. Number one or number two? What time is it? I'm so depressed. Indyan is missing.

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Eddie_Haskell 1 year, 6 months ago

No, but she does. She keeps threatening to post it on youtube if I don't leve 3 quarts of milk at her doorstep every day. Damn wierdo. Milk isn't cheap.

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Eddie_Haskell 1 year, 6 months ago

"Darn it Eddie, some of those girls volleyball players would kick sand in our eyes"

Look Artie, the hottest women's volleyball players are from S. America, like Ronaldo, and they totally love to dominate men. I dated this KU volleyball player from there years ago. She was taller than me, beautiful, and insisted on tying me up with her panties while she took advantage of me and called me "Andrea". I loved every minute of it.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 1 year, 6 months ago

No.
I only get to vote one way, unless I vote early or request a mail ballot
Last time I voted, the old lady got all bent out of shape when I brought my own disinfecting wipes and spray to use before I voted with the touch screen. But dammit voting is always in November and April, the two months when the spread of disease is highest. Then last time I had to leave my gun with some kid outside while I voted. And if I want to vote tomorrow , I have to drive to the office. Dammit, I just may request an mail ballot.

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autie 1 year, 6 months ago

Why would anybody want a box seat at a girls volleyball stadium? Darn it Eddie, some of those girls volleyball players would kick sand in our eyes and then beat the sh*t out of us. In fact, I think Lindsey could whip our butts now, she has been working out to livestrong.

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Eddie_Haskell 1 year, 6 months ago

Sheryl Crow is a mouth breather. As a child, she never learned to breath through her nose. Usually the result of inbreading. Therefore her upper lip constantly hangs over her teeth and she cannot properly close her mouth, making intimacies difficult. See Suzie Chafee and Christie Brinkley. Plus, I believe she is from Kennet, MO. Lots of meth is made there, a sure warning sign.

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Eddie_Haskell 1 year, 6 months ago

And Whitney, although I don't have a cool goatee, I'm 6'0" and I have a head of hair that would make Samson jealous! Call me maybe......

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The_Original_Bob 1 year, 6 months ago

CW And Eddie - Let Google be your friend if you want to be repulsed.

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CWGOKU 1 year, 6 months ago

Lance Armstrong had repeated carnal relations with an Olsen twin. I can't remember if it was the twin that killed Heath Ledger or the other one. T_O_B

Really? I had not heard that. Gag. And Cheryl Crow, gag. She is from Missoura. Nuff said.

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Eddie_Haskell 1 year, 6 months ago

"Lance Armstrong had repeated carnal relations with an Olsen twin."

Oh, for God's sake, BoB! Please! I just vomited on my remote control! I'm so GD pissed at that trollop for murdering Heath. His finest hour was in "Brokeback Mountain". I damn near cried at that. Jake Unpronounceablename couldn't even ruin it. I'm 80% straight but I would have damn well married Heath after watching that. Speaking of murder, I'm kinda hoping Dr. Spew will kill the entire cast of "Rehab". No "celebs", but the same spoilt jerk-offs. Just more privileged repulsive losers.

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Eddie_Haskell 1 year, 6 months ago

All I know is Ethel Skakel is not a Kennedy, she just married one. Her nephew Michael isn't a Kennedy either. He just said he was so he could get away with murdering that cute girl Martha Moxley in the impoverished village of Greenwich, CT in 1975. His dad's name was Rushton. With a name like Rushton, how can you not be a wealthy alcoholic with poorly-raised kids. So is it Rushton, Ethel, or Bobby's fault. Boy, politics sure is confusing.

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The_Original_Bob 1 year, 6 months ago

Lance Armstrong had repeated carnal relations with an Olsen twin. I can't remember if it was the twin that killed Heath Ledger or the other one.

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Eddie_Haskell 1 year, 6 months ago

"I wonder if Jake and Whitney can call "DIBS" on Lance's box at the soccer field?"

Lance who? Lance Druggie Boy? No news to me. I new the guy was an arrogant jerk from day one. So he named a Girl's Volleyball stadium after himself. I bet he's never been there. Too busy having various mid-life crises, leaving his wife that stood by him through the cancer and chasing skanky chicks like Sheryl Crow. Jake....You don't mean that short bald guy on that absurd Sunday night Pitch show do you? Oh, Whit Whit Whit! Don't worry Jake, Hollis Brown already told me you want to kick my butt. I shudder.......

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rockchalker52 1 year, 6 months ago

I'd vote for BABBOY. He might be a flipper, but he's no flip-flopper.

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prospector 1 year, 6 months ago

I wonder if Jake and Whitney can call "DIBS" on Lance's box at the soccer field?

/shunned

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prospector 1 year, 6 months ago

So everybody is a flippin' forensic debate expert now.

Unless you have a National Forensic League certificate with a photo ID or got a wedgie from me, it don't mean flip.

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FlintlockRifle 1 year, 6 months ago

NO WAY MAN, mr o still needs his magic screen to do his best lying to us. He keep talking about what he promised to do 3 1/2 years ago, oh and he did say"" I GOT BIN"" though it was our TROOPS

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The_Original_Bob 1 year, 6 months ago

'What is even dumber is thinking it matters in Ks" Babboy

This is what kills me. I'm not voting for either guy, but it is laughable that the liberals get all huffy and puffy when the vote in Kansas means nothing.

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BABBOY 1 year, 6 months ago

No. The debates are stupid. What is even dumber is thinking it matters in Ks. Ks has always voted red. The debates will not change that and this paper's fascination with the debates is kind of funny.....

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The_Original_Bob 1 year, 6 months ago

"thuja 3 hours, 7 minutes ago

Odeo."

Good call.

"I watched the documentary on ESPN last night about buying the Naismith Rules on Basketball. It was interesting."

It was pretty entertaining for a fictionalized documentary.

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CWGOKU 1 year, 6 months ago

I watched the documentary on ESPN last night about buying the Naismith Rules on Basketball. It was interesting.
I get my politics from Swank Magazine

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CWGOKU 1 year, 6 months ago

Sigh................... No

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riverdrifter 1 year, 6 months ago

No. the debates make for bad TV. The minute the Repubs nominated an off-shoring corporate raider, I knew who I'd vote for.

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Bill Lee 1 year, 6 months ago

No. I make my decision before the debates begin, and I don't have the patience to sit through them.

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The_Original_Bob 1 year, 6 months ago

Of course not. I don't watch them, so I'm not sure how the debates would influence me. Just a couple morons doing what they are told.

I haven't seen a Merrill cut'n'paste in quite some time. I assumed he was out killing our atmosphere with his two cycle engines.

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g_rock 1 year, 6 months ago

I don't know that the debates have influenced me as much as the friends that now annoy me because of their political posts on Facebook. I despise social media and the elections. Bring back the effing robocalls.

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autie 1 year, 6 months ago

dang Merrill, so early in the morning. Don't you have some yards to mow?

Whatever they tell me to think on Commie Radio. That's what I'll do.

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 6 months ago

Face it neither WOMEN nor Republicans nor Democrats nor the Middle class can afford the Republican Party!

-- Women will be getting more republican big government in there lives? It is on the way! http://www.kansascity.com/2012/10/05/3849961/joel-brinkley-gop-would-impose.html

--- Public Education is a strong player in new Economic Growth yet republicans starve the system of funding which starves our teachers of resources. Which starves the desired level of education = stealing from our children’s future.

--- "Rebuilding America's Defences," openly advocates for total global military domination” (Very dangerous position which threatens OUR freedoms and the nations security) http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Project_for_the_New_American_Century

--- The repub party declared the day Obama was elected their primary function would be to make Obama a one term president. Consequently their millions of NO votes became the disastrous campaign against women,The USA and jobs for Americans. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/09/did-republicans-deliberately-crash-us-economy

--- Ask yourself is the market value of your home worth less than your mortgage? How much market value have home owners lost since 2007? Trillions of $$$$.

--- Republicans want to kill PBS and NPR - NO I want my tax dollars to support PBS and NPR

These republican economic policies are apparently entitlements that literally destroyed millions of jobs,economies,retirement plans. And made owning a home a risky investment - now that is remarkable.

--- This ENTITLEMENT - Bailing out The Reagan/Bush Savings and Loan Heist aka home loan scandal sent the economy out the window costing taxpayers many many $$ trillions (Cost taxpayers $1.4 trillion), Plus millions of jobs, loss of retirement plans and loss of medical insurance. http://rationalrevolution0.tripod.com/war/bush_family_and_the_s.htm[

--- This ENTITLEMENT Bailing out the Bush/Cheney Home Loan Wall Street Bank Fraud cost consumers $ trillions, millions of jobs, loss of retirement plans and loss of medical insurance. Exactly like the Reagan/Bush home loan scam. Déjà vu can we say. Yep seems to be a pattern. http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2009/0709macewan.html

--- This ENTITLEMENT - Bush/Cheney implied many financial institutions were at risk instead of only 3? One of the biggest lies perpetrated to American citizens. Where did this money go? Why were some banks forced to take bail out money? http://www.democracynow.org/2009/9/10/good_billions_after_bad_one_year

--- Publicopoly Exposed - ALEC http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/11603/publicopoly_exposed/ http://www.justice.org/cps/rde//justice/hs.xsl/15044.htm

--- Killing Social Security and Medicare Insurance http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2010/0111orr.html http://www.thenation.com/article/159769/paul-ryans-plan-destroy-medicare

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rockchalker52 1 year, 6 months ago

No, they don't. I'm so glad I don't live in one of the so-called battleground states where folks are probably inundated with bazillions$ in campign ads. It gives the term 'swing dancing' a whole new meaning.

Sheesh. How long until November?

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prospector 1 year, 6 months ago

Sweet print but not a Vermin quote. I heard it on the commie radio,

PBS.

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prospector 1 year, 6 months ago

Ever since they kicked the ladies to the curb, The League of Women Voters, and give no time to any third parties, flip them.

"Like watching two shoes argue about which one gets to kick you in the groin."

Vermin Supreme 2012

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Klumma 1 year, 6 months ago

Ronney Ledbetter suggests no.

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labmonkey 1 year, 6 months ago

It can make me feel better or worse about who I am voting for, but will not change my mind.

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Klumma 1 year, 6 months ago

Umm... Nothing personal. But how does a Literacy Coach pronounce "Msyua?" ...I tried and am sure I am off the mark. Must be one heck of a good teacher. - Rock On!

Thank you, Ms. "Aadfulcshaskjb." And thank you for giving me T.M.J....

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Andini 1 year, 6 months ago

No. Saturday Night Live does.

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