PDA

View Full Version : Should Ron threaten to WALK OUT OF THE DEBATE???




SurfsUp
01-23-2012, 08:39 PM
Should Ron just take off his microphone and threaten to walk out. "AM I GOING TO GET ANY QUESTIONS??? YOU CALL THIS A DEBATE???" All the while laughing and disgusted like it's a joke(Ron does this well, like with the santorum thing).

Maybe msdnc would start to pay attention

EDIT: this was posted before he was really getting any questions. Though I think it's an important topic for future msm "debates".

dmitchell
01-23-2012, 08:41 PM
Horrible idea.

sirachman
01-23-2012, 08:41 PM
Stop thinking of them as debates and start thinking of them like MSM funded ads designed to support their desired candidate.

LoneWolf
01-23-2012, 08:42 PM
Ron seems to be speaking much clearer than usual...he is hitting the point of things and then stopping instead of getting long winded...its a good job.

RileyE104
01-23-2012, 08:42 PM
He'll just be seen as a cranky old man.

bbartlog
01-23-2012, 08:43 PM
Just walking out would be better than threatening to do so. But probably still not a good idea. Now, if he and Santorum coordinated and did it together, you'd have something.

SurfsUp
01-23-2012, 08:46 PM
I don't think it's such a "horrible idea" like some fool stated. I think it would make an important POINT about how corrupt the debates and media control are so far.

I think he should do it if this sort of ignoring him crap keeps happening. Florida would be the perfect state to do it in. The other states he needs to be their pretty much no matter what.

acptulsa
01-23-2012, 08:47 PM
HELL NO! What, and miss the chance to say he's sick of Romney's and Gingrich's isolationism and prefers talking to people? :D:D:D

Hell NO!

jmdrake
01-23-2012, 08:48 PM
Naw. The way to handle it is like it was handled at the last debate where the moderator was going to skip asking Ron an abortion question and the crowd booed the moderator. We need to be in force at every debate.

Nate-ForLiberty
01-23-2012, 08:52 PM
Ron Paul has gotten the biggest applause of the night. Why would he walk out?

unknown
01-23-2012, 08:54 PM
I just got on, how are we doing?

kylejack
01-23-2012, 08:55 PM
Future debate invites could be canceled and we need them, so no. Better to condemn NBC with a press release and interviews.

acptulsa
01-23-2012, 08:57 PM
Why not stand there and listen to Romney rip up Gingrich? Especially when neither of them can boast a private sector career wherein were delivered four thousand babies.

Besides, he has gotten lots more air time than Santorum so far.

SurfsUp
01-23-2012, 09:00 PM
This thread was posted before he finally got a decent question and was ignored for eons.

Though I do think that at least threatening to leave in a future debate, if fair time isn't givin, should definitely take place because it would put the media in their place at that very moment. Similar to what happened with Cnn and newt. No one likes an unfair media. I think this tactic would work.

Warrior_of_Freedom
01-23-2012, 09:04 PM
Stop thinking of them as debates and start thinking of them like MSM funded ads designed to support their desired candidate.
I agree with this. They're not even debates. Debates are when candidates discuss certain issues. These "debates" have handpicked issues for each candidate, where only a handful, if any others, get to respond to the issue asked. I.E Asking Ron Paul about irrelevant newsletters is not a presidential debate question.

mello
01-23-2012, 09:05 PM
He needs to call the moderator out about the ping-pong pattern of questions between Mitt & Newt is unfair. For the electability question Ron should have mentioned that Santorum & Gingrich are not electable because they won't have access to over 500 delegates because they're not on the ballot. He is the only one that can get enough independents & democrats to beat Obama.

JJ2
01-23-2012, 09:10 PM
Even Santorum is getting way more time.

FreeTraveler
01-23-2012, 09:13 PM
Hell, no. They're tearing each other to pieces, then Ron swoops in with a truth bomb. You should be following twitter. He's the only one trending on twitter.

Highstreet
01-23-2012, 09:15 PM
HELL NO! What, and miss the chance to say he's sick of Romney's and Gingrich's isolationism and prefers talking to people? :D:D:D

Hell NO!

Exactly.

He just needs to start interjecting himself more and commenting on the lack of their record to follow thru with the "conservative" words coming out of their mouths.

69360
01-23-2012, 09:48 PM
Why would he walk on a great debate for him. He did wonderfully and Gingrich and Romney ripped each other to shreds.

V3n
01-23-2012, 10:01 PM
This was the first time in the last 22 debates that I actually thought he should have.

everlasticity
01-23-2012, 10:09 PM
I kept thinking the same thing. but it really isn't the right course of action, it wouldn't have sent the right message. Ron Paul did better to speak up for himself. He even got the last word in before a commercial break.

falsinator
01-23-2012, 10:10 PM
No. On the rare occasions they let him speak, he should have called them out for ignoring him and ask what they are so afraid of.

trey4sports
01-23-2012, 10:12 PM
nothing personal but that is pretty childish not mention something ron would never do.

eleganz
01-23-2012, 10:13 PM
no more threads like this...PLEASE.....

RickyJ
01-23-2012, 10:15 PM
No, you accept an invitation you stay. Unlike Gingrich, Ron Paul does not cancel campaign appearances at the last second just because only a few people showed up. Ron honors his commitments, while Gingrich doesn't know the meaning of the word honor.

Clay Hamm
01-23-2012, 10:18 PM
Should Ron just take off his microphone and threaten to walk out. "AM I GOING TO GET ANY QUESTIONS??? YOU CALL THIS A DEBATE???" All the while laughing and disgusted like it's a joke(Ron does this well, like with the santorum thing).

Maybe msdnc would start to pay attention

EDIT: this was posted before he was really getting any questions. Though I think it's an important topic for future msm "debates".

Ron should have a newspaper or nail clipper in his pocket for those times when they ignore him. Or maybe start reorganizing his wallet.

Muwahid
01-23-2012, 10:20 PM
Political Suicide, I was thinking he could say something like "Hey you know this isn't just about Newt and Romney here", just taking a jab at the moderators. But more than that would be negative in post debate coverage.

NancyNYC
01-23-2012, 10:20 PM
I don't think it's such a "horrible idea" like some fool stated. I think it would make an important POINT about how corrupt the debates and media control are so far.Well, I'm another one who thinks it's a horrible idea. Just take a moment and think of how the media would spin such thing.

SurfsUp
01-24-2012, 01:55 AM
This was the first time in the last 22 debates that I actually thought he should have.

I think he should at least say something like, "Hey do I get fair time here too?". He NEEDS TO SPEAK UP AND DEMAND TIME.
A weak Paul will never win imo.

driller80545
01-24-2012, 02:07 AM
Walking out would just make him easier to ignore. He should carry a stopwatch to the next debate and make it obvious. Or use some poster board to answer questions that he wasn't asked. Just hold his answer up and see how the crowd reacts. lol

hard@work
01-24-2012, 02:36 AM
He has spoken up before. I think he needs to stop being so precise on his response times. And request additional time to compensate the time granted to the others unfairly.

Xelaetaks
01-24-2012, 02:47 AM
Walking out would just make him easier to ignore. He should carry a stopwatch to the next debate and make it obvious. Or use some poster board to answer questions that he wasn't asked. Just hold his answer up and see how the crowd reacts. lol

Lol. That would be epic. Not that I think he should do it but that would be damn funny.

HypeFree
01-24-2012, 02:50 AM
I didn't watch the Tampa debate will watch the RP highlights, I hate how the crony media treats Dr. Ron Paul.

jeremiahj13
01-24-2012, 06:03 AM
I thought Ron did very good at the debate :)

Bern
01-24-2012, 06:08 AM
Walk out? No.

Get assertive and speak out of turn? Yes

Speak on multiple topics when he gets the floor (regardless of what the moderator's question was)? Yes

luctor-et-emergo
01-24-2012, 06:13 AM
He should bring a megaphone and threaten to use it if he's ignored or his mic isn't working.

"I brought my own sound system, as it so often appears to happen that the mic that is allocated to me malfunctions, and as with my foreign policy, I'm prepared."

That would be funny. :)

moostraks
01-24-2012, 07:41 AM
He should bring a megaphone and threaten to use it if he's ignored or his mic isn't working.

"I brought my own sound system, as it so often appears to happen that the mic that is allocated to me malfunctions, and as with my foreign policy, I'm prepared."

That would be funny. :):)

Moebedda
01-24-2012, 07:43 AM
No. But they do need to demand equal time.

Moebedda
01-24-2012, 07:44 AM
He should bring a megaphone and threaten to use it if he's ignored or his mic isn't working.

"I brought my own sound system, as it so often appears to happen that the mic that is allocated to me malfunctions, and as with my foreign policy, I'm prepared."

That would be funny. :)

+rep. Great idea. Just having the megaphone there will intimidate the MSM into paying more attention to him.