One more Mayoral debate left!

10/19/2009:

If you can’t get enough of watching politicians talk about their campaigns – mark your calendars for next Wednesday, October 28th at 5pm.

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Stevens hosts Mayoral Debate

Stevens Political Awareness Committee is pleased to host a mayoral candidates forum for November’s special election. The forum will be held Wednesday, October 28 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in Burchard Hall 118 (on the first floor), located at the corner of 6th Street and River Terrace on Stevens’ Hoboken campus. We have extended invitations to all candidates.

The Stevens Political Awareness Committee (SPAC) is a student-led organization dedicated to informing Stevens students about politics and public officials. In the last three years, the organization has hosted numerous local and county officials and candidates to debate and discuss issues on the Stevens campus. Individuals wishing to submit anonymous questions to be answered by the candidates can e-mail questions to dlewis3@stevens.edu. Entry is free and open to the public.

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6 Comments on "One more Mayoral debate left!"

Red Haven
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Red Haven

Forums are boring and sterile. Debates are interesting and enlightening. So far very little has been learned at these events.

The POG/QLC Forum was like watching paint dry. Everyone was waiting for the “Now each candidate can ask one other candidate one question” moment, and it never came. Gosh, I wonder why.

About a half-hour into the POG/QLC people joked they wished they could start “Voting candidates off the island” so the real players in this race could have a chance to debate and discuss what matters.

Hopefully SPAC can accomplish something others have failed to do so far this debate season: give us a reason to pay attention.

dokk
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dokk

Red Haven,
That’s hilarious. Aren’t people funny?

I hope this forum/debate tomorrow isn’t as boring as the OLG event!!

In response to Red Haven who said:
Forums are boring and sterile. Debates are interesting and enlightening. So far very little has been learned at these events.

The POG/QLC Forum was like watching paint dry. Everyone was waiting for the “Now each candidate can ask one other candidate one question” moment, and it never came. Gosh, I wonder why.

About a half-hour into the POG/QLC people joked they wished they could start “Voting candidates off the island” so the real players in this race could have a chance to debate and discuss what matters.

Hopefully SPAC can accomplish something others have failed to do so far this debate season: give us a reason to pay attention.

realstuff
Member
realstuff

This is a forum and not a debate…this format does not allow the candidates to really challenge one another…Unfortunately, with 7 candidates, it has to be a forum format. I understand that the time is set due to other campus activities. However, I will attend and believe it is informative to hold the winner accountable for their promises.

gnoor
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gnoor

Is 5:00PM the start time so they get the least amount of people as possible to attend?

This is terrible, I care about the election, but I am not going to leave work early for this. Who sets this up, do they have a job or common sense?

It would be great to have this at 7 or 8PM when most people with jobs can go home, eat dinner and then attend. Just a thought but perhaps I am over thinking this…..

Colin
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Stevens Political Awareness Committee is running this debate so I believe it is geared towards their students and their schedules.

I’ve been out of college way to long to remember what time works best for things like this. I know before noon would have been the worst choice though

In response to gnoor who said:
Is 5:00PM the start time so they get the least amount of people as possible to attend?

This is terrible, I care about the election, but I am not going to leave work early for this. Who sets this up, do they have a job or common sense?

It would be great to have this at 7 or 8PM when most people with jobs can go home, eat dinner and then attend. Just a thought but perhaps I am over thinking this…..

pawzclawz
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pawzclawz

5:00pm. That’s a real screwed up time. I’ll have to leave work early that day. I want to attend. I missed the first one. I was on my way. I didn’t go for two reasons. I got into a conversation with a resident and store worker about the candidates and the election etc. My main reason for not going was. I saw Glatt’s people on their way. They were wearing t-shirts and carrying signs. I wanted only to listen to each candidate. I did not want to hear a bunch of cheering from a candidate’s camp. Whenever that candidate made a comment.

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