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Instead of questions on favorite gemstones or UFOs I would like to suggest some that might be of more concern to voters:

Does your silence with regard to our Administration's policies regarding the West Bank and Gaza imply that you agree with them?

Do you believe that our $3 billion a year to Israel and the $2 billion per year to Egypt for military aid serves the best interest of the United States?

Matin Brod

New York, NY

Nov 22 2007 - 10:53pm

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What ever happened to the debates run by the League of Women Voters ? It is no accident that debates run by the Mega Media are all about "canned," "gotcha' and irrelevant questions. Their whole agenda is about perception , not reality or facts. They represent their owners , not the public.

Would the League of Women Voters have asked any of the candidates if they believed in UFOs ?

Michael McKinlay

Hercules, Ca

Nov 21 2007 - 4:12pm

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My sentiments exactly! But what can be done? Would it be possible to host a debate with public intellectuals as the questioners?

What if MoveOn and The Nation co-sponsored a debate in NYC? Wouldn't C-SPAN film it, and wouldn't the major news channels feel compelled to cover it?

Such a debate, properly handled to avoid the horrors Alterman describes in this piece, could lessen American cynicism toward the political process.

Chris Hewitt

San Francisco, CA

Nov 21 2007 - 3:58pm

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