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  •  Chuck shoulda stuck to numbers (5+ / 0-)
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    bythesea, jj32, itskevin, Jacques Kallis, askew

    This is not his thing and never was.

    "What do you mean "conspiracy"? Does that mean it's someone's imaginings and that the actual polls hovered right around the result?" - petral

    by conspiracy on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 01:39:53 PM PDT

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    •  I thought (1+ / 0-)
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      All his questions were good questions.

      •  You thought asking Obama why he didn't achieve (3+ / 0-)
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        bythesea, MetroGnome, jj32

        Israeli/Palestine peace in his first term was a good question?

        President Obama at Madison Rally 9/28/2010 - "Change is not a spectator sport."

        by askew on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 03:22:03 PM PDT

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        •  Your comment raises an important question... (2+ / 0-)
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          ...about what kinds of questions reporters should ask.

          In all fairness to Todd, that was the kind of question ordinary people might ask themselves when thinking about Israel, for those people who think about it at all.  It might be a shallow question, yes, but it's something people not steeped in policy or history might ask anyway, and Todd is arguably doing a service by asking it......and elected officials have an obligation to have answers to questions like these, not necessarily to satisy the questioner but to have something thoughtful to say in reply since voters themselves might care what he says.

          On the other hand, one can argue reporters' questions should always be more thoughtful than that.  After all, you're there with a great opportunity to ask the President of the United States questions, ask ones that make the audience smarter.

          I generally like Todd, as media figures go he's one of the smartest political minds there.  But yeah he says his share of dumb things.

          45, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

          by DCCyclone on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 07:45:36 PM PDT

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