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Fix Poll: What should the next Senate primary debate be?

Like all political junkies, we were entranced by the Florida Senate debate between Gov. Charlie Crist (R) and former state House Speaker Marco Rubio (R) on "Fox News Sunday".

It had it all -- a rhetorical brawl from start to finish with both men (but especially Crist) doing everything they could to squeeze every bit of opposition research about their opponents onto the television airwaves.

Given that, it left us hungry for more -- Sunday talk show producers are you listening? -- Senate debates just like this one.

What would be the next best Senate primary debate to get a little national attention? We've nominated five of our favorites below. Make sure your voice is heard. Vote!

By Chris Cillizza  |  March 29, 2010; 5:14 PM ET
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Posted by: xicaicoosis | March 30, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

he be the POTUS who handed off 25 million new jobs and a $100 billion dollar SURPLUS for your miserable party to squander in a nanosecond in 2001. Remember?

Posted by: leichtman1 | March 30, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Of all the many things that have gone wrong with America since 1980 it's the loss of respect for truth that I find most deplorable. We've dine dirty things before, we've been on the wrong side before, we've lagged the world morally before, but it wasn't till Reagan and the Bushes and now the Palin crowd that telling any old lie was perfectly acceptable.

If nothing else, that one thing turns me into on of The Ones Whi Walk Away From Omelas.

Posted by: Noacoler
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You forgot about Slick. He be president in 1990's.

Posted by: leapin | March 30, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

McCain is too old or too out of touch to even know what is going on in this country. His picking of sarah palin was just the start of his downfall.
Good bye McCain you were once a good man and now you are just a shell of the man you once were.

Posted by: dgates1 | March 30, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

McCain has survived with the help of cross over moderate Ds. Can't see that happening again after he arrogantly bellowed that he won't co-operate with D Senators, 'anymore'. Anymore John, give me a break.

and this was the John McCain of 2008:
"It was John McCain's night to shine Thursday at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. In accepting the party's presidential nomination, McCain promised to work against constant partisan rancor and reach across party lines"

he has totally lost his compass, so much so that not even Joe the Plumber will go out and campaign for him. Voters don t support flip floppers they support candidates they perceive as being authentic, something McCain is no longer seen as. Go JD embarass these guys and show the country how far out in right field the GOP has become.

Posted by: leichtman1 | March 30, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

McCain vs. Hayworth - which one can out-conservative the other one? Sure looking forward to the open primary in AZ now that I live here - can't stand Hayworth, but look forward to voting against McCain. Then we will see what happens in the general election. McCain is the poster boy for term limits in Congress.

Posted by: Utahreb | March 30, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

I was having a discussion on how Omelas would be different if the child were forced to live in a glass cage in the middle of the city. If people would tolerate that cognitive dissonance or if someone would destroy the society. (or perhaps a neocon element forming that would prevent people from doing so)

Posted by: DDAWD | March 30, 2010 3:56 AM | Report abuse

Of all the many things that have gone wrong with America since 1980 it's the loss of respect for truth that I find most deplorable. We've dine dirty things before, we've been on the wrong side before, we've lagged the world morally before, but it wasn't till Reagan and the Bushes and now the Palin crowd that telling any old lie was perfectly acceptable.

If nothing else, that one thing turns me into on of The Ones Whi Walk Away From Omelas.

Posted by: Noacoler | March 30, 2010 2:02 AM | Report abuse

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-march-9-2010/exclusive---marc-thiessen-extended-interview-pt--1

No question as to his lack of principles. Lies through his teeth the whole way through. I've heard people defend the Bush torture policy before, but I don't think I'd ever felt more repulsed by a defense than this one. This interview was basically about Thiessen talking about lawyers for the Guantanamo essentially being traitors to the US.

An absolutely disgusting person. Not an ounce of patriotism in his veins.

Posted by: DDAWD | March 30, 2010 1:31 AM | Report abuse

There was a nice takedown of Thiessen referenced in Gene Weingarten's recent chat.

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2010/03/29/100329crbo_books_mayer?currentPage=all

I would hope that the Post editorial board would not hire someone arguing in favor of the new McCarthyism. He equated someone who did a little pro-bono work for a Gitmo detainee with a mob lawyer. Presumably no defense lawyer should ever be a judge on that, well, I hate to dignify it with calling it a principle. I doubt Thiessen has any.

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Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | March 30, 2010 12:58 AM | Report abuse

You've been doing this post for a week. Nobody cares. You're not convincing anyone. Quit it.

And oh, yeah, kill yourself please.

Posted by: Noacoler | March 30, 2010 12:34 AM | Report abuse


False charges of racism are ACTS OF RACISM AGAINST WHITES.

It is a sad commentary on what has gone on this week in this country.

It is CLEAR THAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS NOT MATURE ENOUGH TO HANDLE A BLACK AS A PRESIDENT.

If everytime Obama gets into political trouble, the subject quickly changes to racism - WITH FALSE CHARGES OF RACISM COMING FROM THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY MESSAGE MACHINE, this country is in trouble.

Even after the calls for restraint last week, editorials came out, and bloggers continued this UGLY CONFRONTATIONAL AND FALSE LINE OF ATTACK.


AGAIN - THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE MATURE ENOUGH TO HANDLE HAVING A BLACK AS PRESIDENT.

False charges of racism are ACTS OF RACISM AGAINST WHITES.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | March 29, 2010 11:21 PM | Report abuse

It has to be Specter vs. Sestak. All types of punches will be thrown between the former prosecutor and the former admiral.

Posted by: IceTrea98 | March 29, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Well, Marc Thiessen's column is out. It's about how the Teabagger candidate in Nevada is a Harry Reid plant.

Yeah, a whole column devoted to that subject.

*sigh* I can understand the Post wants to inundate its readers with conservative opinion, but could they at least not hire total morons like Kristol and this guy? At least get another George Will or something.

Posted by: DDAWD | March 29, 2010 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Suzy

Are you impressed with this guy's knowledge of the language of a communist country or are you just creeped out by him?

Posted by: 37thand0street | March 29, 2010 8:38 PM


37, I'm not sure. Does he have pictures of Jane Fonda on his wall? She creeps me out, for sure.

Posted by: SuzyCcup | March 29, 2010 9:47 PM | Report abuse

@Suzy: ba tuần sau tôi sẽ đi sang Việt Nam và sống ở nhà mới tôi. Nhà mới (tôi cũng có một nhà ở Rạch Giá nhưng nhà ấy sẽ khách sạn cho tiền). Gặp này tôi sẽ có nhiều gịp tập nói tiếng Việt và chừng nao tiô đi về nước Mỹ tôi hy vọng lưu loát.

Posted by: Noacoler | March 29, 2010 8:31 PM

Noacoler, send us pictures of your house, and when you bring your vietnamese friends back here, make sure you register them as republicans. Thanks.

Posted by: SuzyCcup | March 29, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Uh, there are no false charges, burnout, it's all videotaped. Ever since then you've been carrying on this hysterical campaign and you're not going to get anywhere with it, so why don't you get offline and build a booger-castle or something

Posted by: Noacoler | March 29, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse


False charges of racism is an ACT of RACISM against whites.


This is exactly the charge against broadwayjoe and his friends here.

The amount of the HATE SPEECH and SEXUAL SLURS on this blog have been completely out of control.


We are not talking about one or two comments here.


At the very least broadwayjoe and crew are trying to SMEAR THE ACTIONS OF ENTIRE GROUP by the actions of one or two people -


and this is wrong -

Repeated attempts to tap down on this have been ignored.


What is worse, is that this RACISM against whites has political motivations -


These acts are NOT improving race relations in this country - rather these acts are setting BACK race relations, perhaps DECADES -

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Posted by: 37thand0street | March 29, 2010 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Oh my gosh COMMUNIST COUNTRY

(whites show around eyes)

(wets pants)

(twitches and shivers)

grow up, burnout

Posted by: Noacoler | March 29, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Suzy

Are you impressed with this guy's knowledge of the language of a communist country or are you just creeped out by him?

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Posted by: 37thand0street | March 29, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

@Suzy: ba tuần sau tôi sẽ đi sang Việt Nam và sống ở nhà mới tôi.  Nhà mới (tôi cũng có một nhà ở Rạch Giá nhưng nhà ấy sẽ khách sạn cho tiền).  Gặp này tôi sẽ có nhiều gịp tập nói tiếng Việt và chừng nao tiô đi về nước Mỹ tôi hy vọng lưu loát.  

Posted by: Noacoler | March 29, 2010 8:31 PM | Report abuse

The bottom line is CLEARLY Obama's health care plan is going to place a DRAG ON HIRING AND HURT THE ECONOMY.


The effects started to be felt last week.


The democrats were lied to about this aspect of the health care plan - but it is true.

This health care plan is EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE AND THERE IS GOING TO HAVE TO BE MORE TAXES IN THE FUTURE.

It is AN ABSOLUTE DISGRACE that instead of talking about the economy, the democrats would rather HURL FALSE CHARGES OF RACISM. The American People are not going to let the democrats get away with it.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | March 29, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Rubio is casting the race as a decision on whether the voter wants a US Senator who will go to bat for the conservative cause against all else and take it to the Obama administration.

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Sounds like you hope for a confrontational and belligerent Senator to go to Washington and fight old Reagan-era battles in the name of ideology, and to hell with the nation and the state.

What exactly does the "conservative cause" stand for anymore? It sure isn't limited government and fiscal responsibility, and it sure isn't the general welfare of the American people.

Posted by: Noacoler | March 29, 2010 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Hayworth vs McCain wins hands down. I never got tired of hearing McCain say "my friends" at least a million times when he was running in 2008. Now he can say "my former friends" for a little variety.

Does anybody care about McCain anymore? Go JD!

Posted by: SuzyCcup | March 29, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

...too bad I'm busy watching the grass grow that day.

Posted by: Noacoler | March 29, 2010 7:48 PM


grass grow? Noacoler, I thought you said you gave up ganja.

Posted by: SuzyCcup | March 29, 2010 7:54 PM | Report abuse

We got a Rand and a Trey running for the GOP primary .. haven't seen two names as weird as that since the last time I looked at jazz CDs.

If Rand is as nutty as Ron then it could be entertaining, too bad I'm busy watching the grass grow that day.

Posted by: Noacoler | March 29, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

the Hutarees all have really really bad skin

Did they become fundie terrorists because they have bad skin?

Or did they developer bad skin from being fundie terrorists?

Ad hoc, ad loc
And quid pro quo
So little time
So much to know

Posted by: Noacoler | March 29, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

I think the Republicans are bout sure to win Florida now, I don't think Meek can win even if Crist drops out of the Republican primary and runs as an independent. Rubio is not on cruise control anymore to win the Republican nomination, either. In the most recent poll Rubio was up 48%-37% against Crist. Now, that's in stark contrast from earlier this month. Rubio lead 58%-30% over Crist, so a 48%-37% matchup is a good change for Crist. Also needed to be considered is the fact that Rubio has $2.9 million on hand while Crist has $7.9 million on hand. Rubio has touted his endorsements: Club for Growth, Jim DeMint and Mike Huckabee while Crist has yet to really tout his endorsements: John McCain, Mitch McConnell, Lamar Alexander and the NRSC. Crist is also a favorite of gun owners rights and should get props there for the work he's done for them in Florida and win props for his announcement against Sotomayor to the US Supreme Court. He did support the stimulus and that will be a problem, but he's not making it worse by flip-flopping on the issue. He's defending it as making a tough choice for the good of the Florida economy and say's it saved 87,000 jobs in Florida. Good for him. I get so tired of these politicians flip-flopping on issues and it's nice to see someone stand for their view and give reasons why they made the choices they made. Crist is also turning the election into an issue of trust and transperancy: saying Rubio is dishonest about using party money to benefit himself and his family. Crist is painting Rubio as a typical politician using public service as a way to get ahead for himself while he (Crist) uses public service to really serve the people of Florida. Rubio is casting the race as a decision on whether the voter wants a US Senator who will go to bat for the conservative cause against all else and take it to the Obama administration. This one is getting nasty. Crist's attacks, according to recent polling, appears to be moving the numbers a bit. It should be interesting if Rubio pulls out of the closet the talked about rumor that Crist is a closet homosexual. This primary is going to be brutal, expensive and every political junkies dream. The winner will certainly beat Kendrick Meek.

As for the next big primary, I'd like to see the next debate feature Arlen Specter vs. Joe Sestek. That should be a treat with real fireworks. I can't believe, CC, you didn't have that one as a choice. Then could come Rand Paul vs. Trey Grayson. Those are the debates I'd like to see before the primaries. Then if there is time: Bill Halter vs. Blanche Lincoln. That one doesn't matter as much I don't think, b/c US Rep. John Boozeman is such a favorite to be the new US Senator of Arkansas.

Posted by: reason5 | March 29, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't that post of 37th from yesterday? I think it should go into the fridge as it's beginning to smell.

Oh yeah. On topic. I didn't vote as my choice is Sestak/Spectre. Preferably on Fox News Sunday so that Chris Wallace can sneer at them alternately.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | March 29, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse

@DDAWD: I really do think McCain is losing his marbles. He's been acting really immature since Obama started leading in the polls before the election, not taking his loss to Obama anywhere near like he took his primary loss to Bush (yeah I know we've discussed this before. Nothing has changed). He's acting petulant and bitter and lurching ever further right in reaction.

I watched a video of Palin babbling incoherently to his audiences while John an' Cindy stood behind. McCain looked like he was forgetting where he was. His expressions changed dramatically ever few seconds like he was reacting to random thoughts instead of to where he was and what Palin was saying.

I don't understand what anyone ever saw in this guy. He's done the nation a great disservice since Obama took office, atop the sin of elevating Palin to national politics. If she'd stayed in Alaska she'd still be governor and our political discourse would probably be a lot less ugly.

Posted by: Noacoler | March 29, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

shut up you brain-charred meth addict

Posted by: Noacoler | March 29, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Chris:


broadwayjoe's postings today are HATE SPEECH - complete with SEXUAL SLURS.


Specifically postings at 3:16 pm and 2:57 pm and 2:41 PM


broadwayjoe should be BANNED.


If these ATTACKS are not against the rules - what could be?


Why is broadwayjoe allowed to post SEXUAL SLURS ON A DAILY BASIS - WHEN RACIAL SLURS ARE NOT OK ???


SURELY IF BROADWAYJOE CAN CONTINUE TO USE SEXUAL SLURS, THE WASHINGTON POST MUST BE SAYING THE N-WORD IS OK NOW.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | March 29, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

haha, Noa, I was going to suggest the McCain one just for the sheer craziness factor. During the Crist debate, he actually was unapologetic for his centrist positions. I don't see McCain doing that.

Posted by: DDAWD | March 29, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

A silly poll. Who do you like most?

I'd favor McCain holding a debate with his bagger opponent. They could out-crazy each other, the bagger calling for the elimination of social safety nets while McCain loses his temper. Let it be the unelectable bagger against the reasonable-sounding Democrat.

Posted by: Noacoler | March 29, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

37th, please stop with your sexist slurs

Posted by: DDAWD | March 29, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

I would recommend Sarah Palin and Michele Bachman asking all the questions next time - that would work.

For the next Crist-Rubio Sunday Morning show, I would go with the CAGE MATCH.

Just two suggestions to get the ratings up.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | March 29, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

I'll go for the Colorado one. I know the least about that race.

Posted by: DDAWD | March 29, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

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