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Dates Picked Year Ago for US Presidential Debates Will Serve Public: Commission

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Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Sunday July 31, 2016, 8:53 pm
Won't watch.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday July 31, 2016, 11:23 pm
Gosh, what a hard choice; Watching a political debate or football. . .

The dates for the three debates ahead of the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election were picked a year ago and “will serve the American public well,” the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates said in a statement on Sunday.

The commission was responding to complaints from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump that the debate dates – Monday, Sept. 26, Sunday, Oct. 9, and Wednesday, Oct. 19 – should be changed because two of them conflict with televised National Football League games.

The commission, which was established in 1987 to organize and manage the debate process, said it is impossible to avoid all sporting events when scheduling debates, adding presidential debates have never been rescheduled because of conflicts with sporting events.

Lona G (66)
Monday August 1, 2016, 7:46 am
Drumpf is just looking for an excuse not to appear at these debates.

Sue L (72)
Monday August 1, 2016, 9:18 am
Trump knows the vast majority of people would rather watch a football game than listen to him.

Carrie B (306)
Monday August 1, 2016, 11:24 am
Exactly Lona! I predict that if T-Rump debates at all, it will be only one, then he will claim unfairness and opt out.

As much as I love watching my Broncos play ~ I would watch the debates. Most adults would.

Danuta W (1251)
Tuesday August 2, 2016, 2:40 am

Mitchell D (82)
Tuesday August 2, 2016, 8:05 am
The Donald will use virtually any tactic, I believe, to avoid a debate, because he can not debate, can not address content, can not relate to actual, as opposed to make-believe, information, which is why he attacks people shift the discourse away from facts!

Janet B (0)
Tuesday August 2, 2016, 1:06 pm

Mandi T (366)
Tuesday August 2, 2016, 6:12 pm
Tks Carrie

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday August 2, 2016, 7:29 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie.
I was looking forward to watching the debates because they will be a trainwreck exposing Trump for the lying, ignorant mess of a person he is. If he backs out, I'm betting his poll numbers will sink significantly---he really can't afford to do that. Unless he's really not serious about being President, and this has just been a big joke for him----hoping it would eventually help his "brand." He is an opportunist. And, I predict his brand will be ruined.

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday August 2, 2016, 11:46 pm
I too won't be watching. Thanks Carrie

Arild Gone for now (174)
Thursday August 4, 2016, 3:40 am
With so many channels this is the one I will avoid.
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