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  •  I'm perfectly happy to have the media (0+ / 0-)

    dissect the lies after the fact.

    But seriously, if one candidate is not able to call out really, really obvious lies by the other candidate, I submit that he or she might not be deserving to win.  Especially when the stakes are really high like for the presidency. . . . . personally, I'd like the POTUS to be somebody who can grab the proverbial bulls by the horn and not take any BS from anybody.

    •  Again, Biden did that the last debate (0+ / 0-)

      The race is stilll, well, not a clear clear victory for Obama.

      Obama ACTUALLY did that if you watch the first debate again. So please, again, I'm looking at it from BOTH a journalist and a non-news person's standpoint. You have to call out a lie.

      If you were debating about something and someone lied about you, and the moderator, a supposed knowledgeable journalist, let it go, then how would you feel.

      •  No, Obama let lie after lie go unchallenged (0+ / 0-)

        not sure why, but he did.  Maybe he simply over-estimated the intelligence of the average voter out there . . ..

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