On "don't ask, don't tell":
Coons: "I would move swiftly to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell... repealing 'don't ask, don't tell' is an important next step in the Civil Rights movement.'"
O'Donnell: "I don't think Congress should be forcing a social agenda on our military. I think it is for our military to decide."
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Gee, they cut into this highly publicized debate to cut to the miner rescue (not that this event isn't important, but waiting several minutes as the capsule comes up and several minutes afterwards and then going to commercials??)..wondering if this is because Ms. O'Donnell was holding her own in the den of lions? Was this was a convenient escape route in case their candidate couldn't win the debate, even with the help of the liberal media on his side?
I fail to understand all her smirks, smiles and "all knowing" looks when she is obviously so under-educated or ill informed on each and every subject so far.
What is the lame brain babbling about? The question was "campaign reform" she is yammerin' about first amendment rights!
What happen to live on air broadcast of debate? Makes no sense. Why did you take it off. Is anyone in charge over there?
I am shocked at even CNN for the hugely biased questioning on the part of the left. O'Donnell performed wonderfully under the fire of three liberals. Even I am impressed with her.
Repealing the don't ask don't tell policy will demoriize our troops and will cause many not to reenlist.
I find it very ironic that CNN advertises this debate as the must see of the year then when Chrisitne is beating the pants off if her opponent they without warning give debate up and swictch to something else how biased can you get? I do not live in Delaware but it sure was plain that Christine Oddennll was whipping him and CNN thought so also and stopped the debate what a crock.
It is all too obvious why CNN is losing viewers: The one-sided questioning and digging at the Republican candidate is so painfully obvious, while Coons is getting fluff questions and follow-ups, and allowed to get away with his rhetorical statements.
Keep it up CNN and your ratings will continue to drop. Shame on you all.
My favorite response to this was back in the 80's from a SF Bay Area LGBTT friendly Tabloid: "Gays have a right to kill too!"
Why would anyone with an alternative lifestyle would want to join a cold, violent, killing machine?
I agree with Ms. O'Donnell's position on this issue.
Thank you, Mr. Coons! Show how this policy is so similar to the ones who kept people of color, except those of us who could "pass", and those who kept women out of the military for many years. Those past policies were proven wrong and are now known to be narrow-minded and prejudicial. "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" might very well be shown to be just as wrong and narrow-minded and prejudicial. It represents the newest form of bigotry.
Ms. O'Donnel is out of touch with the military view on the "don't ask, don't tell" issue. The military has already spoken, from General Colin Powell down to enlisted personnel. They are not opposed to the polilcy being changed. As a two tour combat veteran, retired Army officer, and a straight male, I don't see any reason to have that policy any longer.
Coons is just a lifelong politician who is only interested in furthering his career on the backs of taxpayers. O'Donnell is a true patriot who loves Delaware and this country. She will do what's right (pun intended) and fight for less government, more freedom and liberty. On November 2nd, the people of Delaware have a choice, as do the rest of us in the US: a Democrat who will vote in lockstep for the failed policies of Obama OR a conservative Republican who will work to "change" Washington back to its Constitutional size and scope.
Cutting off debate on TV is disgraceful. And I know why. Coontz was loosing, and he being your boy was the reason for doing it. You people thought you had a pigeon in Christine, and now you realize you all made a big mistake! I always thought you had some integrity, Wolf, but I guess you are like the rest of the liberals on your channel. Shame on yoy!!!
Coontz was losing, and that's what you do. DISGRACEFUL!!!
She kept saying it was military policy. Does she realize that it's a law? I'm not sure she actually realizes that. Can we get her a copy of laws that are currently under discussion so she doesn't appear to be a total moron? Is there a web site taking donations for her mental handicap?
This is where O'Donnell is wrong. Congress is not working out of the blue here, Those americans who are against DADT are forcing congress to act on this issue and it seems that the millitary won't decide. If the millitary wont address this then who should?
CNN does it again, breaks from an important debate to watch a human interest story in Chili enough already its over! how about focusing on our disastrous politics here in the good ole US of A It is just like CNN to go for that feel good segment over a real issue. Thanks for running the whole debat at 11:00 p.m. some of us have to work in the a.m. but miners in Chili are sooo much more important!!!!
O'Donnell: "I don't think Congress should be forcing a social agenda on our military. I think it is for our military to decide." What she doesn't get is that this is not forcing a social agenda, it is ending a form of discrimination that is unconstitutional.