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Friday, September 18, 2015

Just in time for election of first George Bush in 1988, total control of televised candidate debates including composition of the audience was ceded entirely to the Republican and Democrat parties-League of Women Voters press release, 10/3/1988

Republican and Democrat parties demanded total control of televised debates including "selection of questioners, composition of the audience, hall access for the press and other issues."...

Pres. George HW Bush at 1992 UN climate summit in Rio
 
10/3/1988 "League Refuses to "Help Perpetrate a Fraud," League of Women Voters, News Release, lwv.org, For Immediate Release, Washington, DC
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"LEAGUE REFUSES TO "HELP PERPETRATE A FRAUD"

WITHDRAWS SUPPORT FROM FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE"

"The League of Women Voters is withdrawing its sponsorship of the presidential debate scheduled for mid-October because the demands of the two campaign organizations would perpetrate a fraud on the American voter," League President Nancy M. Neuman said today.
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"It has become clear to us that the candidates' organizations aim to add debates to their list of campaign-trail charades devoid of substance, spontaneity and honest answers to tough questions," Neuman said. "The League has no intention of becoming an accessory to the hoodwinking of the American public."
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Neuman said that the campaigns presented the League with their debate agreement on September 28, two weeks before the scheduled debate. The campaigns' agreement was negotiated "behind closed doors" and was presented to the League as "a done deal," she said, its 16 pages of conditions not subject to negotiation.
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Most objectionable to the League, Neuman said, were conditions in the agreement that gave the campaigns unprecedented control over the proceedings. Neuman called "outrageous" the campaigns' demands that they control the selection of questioners, the composition of the audience, hall access for the press and other issues.
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"The campaigns' agreement is a closed-door masterpiece," Neuman said. "Never in the history of the League of Women Voters have two candidates' organizations come to us with such stringent, unyielding and self-serving demands."
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Neuman said she and the League regretted that the American people have had no real opportunities to judge the presidential nominees outside of campaign-controlled environments. "On the threshold of a new millenium, this country remains the brightest hope for all who cherish free speech and open debate," Neuman said. "Americans deserve to see and hear the men who would be president face each other in a debate on the hard and complex issues critical to our progress into the next century." 
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Neuman issued a final challenge to both Vice President Bush and Governor Dukakis to "rise above your handlers and agree to join us in presenting the fair and full discussion the American public expects of a League of Women Voters debate."

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Image caption: "Former US President George [HW] Bush addresses the 15th plenary session at the UN sponsored Earth Summit in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro,"...phys.org
Former US president George Bush addresses the 15th plenary session of the UN-sponsored Earth Summit in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro. Twenty years ago, a burst of sunny optimism radiated from Rio de Janeiro as world leaders staged a meeting that would prove pivotal.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-06-rio-summit-sick-planet.html#jCp
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"Commission on Presidential Debates" 

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 Board of Directors includes hateful John Danforth and Olympia Snowe.

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John Danforth isn't quite finished destroying this country. 



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