August 25, 1988 |
Vice President Bush's campaign manager said yesterday that the Republican nominee would not debate Democrat Michael S. Dukakis before Sept. 20, effectively canceling two long-scheduled debates. James A. Baker 3d, noting that the Republican National Convention had just recently concluded, announced that "it is unlikely that a debate can occur prior to Sept. 20. " One debate had been planned for Sept. 8 in Birmingham, Ala., by the League of Women Voters and another, on foreign policy, was planned for Sept.
October 18, 2012 |
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Cheri Honkala, a veteran Philadelphia antipoverty activist and Green Party vice presidential nominee, was arrested along with her running mate as they tried to enter the debate site Tuesday afternoon. Police said that Honkala and Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential nominee, were charged with disorderly conduct. The Green Party said in a statement that Stein and Honkala were walking with supporters toward the Hofstra University campus when they were met by uniformed police officers.
September 15, 1992 |
The Bush-Quayle '92 campaign, which for months has accused the news media of negative reporting, now says President Bush wants to debate Bill Clinton only twice, and in front of a panel of reporters. In a letter to the Clinton campaign yesterday, Bush campaign manager Robert Teeter rejected a proposal for three debates led by a single moderator, a format proposed by the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates and accepted by Clinton. Instead, Teeter said, the President would participate in two debates with a panel of reporters - as in 1988.
September 30, 2004
Watch it. Do it however you prefer. Make popcorn. Chill the beer, invite the gang, make it a party. Tape it so that you don't have to miss your favorite show on the WB. But watch. The first presidential debate of the 2004 election will be held at 9 tonight near hurricane-weary Miami. You can watch it on any one of a half-dozen channels. You could watch all kinds of other things on other channels. Some of that might even be more spontaneous, less prepackaged than the exchanges tonight between President Bush and Democratic candidate John Kerry.
September 14, 2000 |
Vice President Gore's campaign reported yesterday that one of its advisers had received an unsolicited package in the mail that appeared to contain material on the debate preparations of Republican presidential nominee George W. Bush. Former Rep. Tom Downey of New York, a close friend of Gore's who has been helping him prepare for debates against the Texas governor, received an envelope with the morning mail, said his lawyer, Marc Miller. Downey removed a videotape and watched it for "a minute or less," enough to confirm that it related to Bush, Miller said.
October 16, 1992 |
The other candidates got their chance yesterday, such as it was. As part of the official Debate Day proceedings, the University of Richmond staged a formal debate for the presidential contenders whose names don't usually make the news or the opinion polls. The noontime event was held in a campus meeting hall, where it attracted a turn-away crowd of dozens. And the spectators far outnumbered the reporters; most of the press corps hadn't arrived in town yet. Even some of the invited candidates didn't make it. Peeved at being categorized as second-tier politicians, they sent surrogates instead.
August 11, 2000 |
Call it the debate to debate. Rowan Radio offered to sponsor two debates for Washington Township's mayoral candidates. Republican Mayor Gerald Luongo, running for his fourth term, readily accepted. Councilwoman Randee Davidson, the Democratic challenger, objected to the format and said she would prefer holding only one debate at Rowan University and one in the township. Frank Hogan, general manager of WGLS-FM (88.7), proposed breaking up the debates into 30 minutes for questions from panelists, 30 minutes for candidates to question each other, and six minutes for closing statements.
October 5, 2012 |
As Jim Lehrer told the nation that the first presidential debate's live audience would refrain from cheering, booing, and hissing, a theater full of college students in a critical swing county erupted in laughter - and hisses. Hundreds of miles from the debate at the University of Denver, more than 200 students gathered at West Chester University's Sykes Student Union on Wednesday night to watch it on a giant screen, discuss their postdebate thoughts, and participate in a "Debate Watch" officially recognized by the Commission on Presidential Debates.
September 26, 2008 |
The fate of this evening's presidential debate in Mississippi remained uncertain last night, with Republican John McCain saying he would not participate until a deal on a Wall Street plan was hashed out in Washington. After a meeting at the White House, which he and Democrat Barack Obama attended, McCain said he was "very hopeful" an agreement could be worked out in time for the debate to proceed. But he made no commitment to attend. Obama, who like McCain remained in Washington overnight, said that he planned to go to the Mississippi site regardless and that it was "important to have a debate.
September 2, 2000
Let others join debate Do you really think there are enough differences between Al Gore and George W. Bush to create interesting TV viewing? Do you really think these two talking heads will utter anything in the debates they haven't already said a hundred times on every Sunday political news show? Neither Ralph Nader nor Pat Buchanan will be elected, but at the very least, they would make for an interesting debate, and at best, they might actually present views Gore and Bush would never bring out for fear of deviating from their hollow scripts.