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McCain seeks 'game-changer' in second debate clash
AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/7/08 | Stephen Collinson

Posted on 10/07/2008 12:26:41 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AFP) – Republican John McCain faced fierce pressure in Tuesday's second presidential debate to grab a lifeline for his sliding campaign in the increasingly nasty White House duel with Barack Obama.

The rivals will come face-to-face in McCain's favored town-hall style setting in Nashville, Tennessee, at 8:00 pm (0100 GMT) after the Republican's barrage on Obama's character ignited a war of words with the pace-setting Democrat.

Exactly four weeks before the election on November 4, the debate marks one of Arizona Senator McCain's last chances to transform a race which seems to be sliding away, with Obama profiting politically from the economic meltdown.

Obama has solid leads in most national opinion polls, and has taken a stranglehold on the US electoral map.

McCain's combative running mate Sarah Palin Monday unleashed an fresh assault on Obama, suggesting he did not share basic American values and slamming him over what he said were questionable past relationships.

Palin charged Obama with associating with terrorists, a reference to his past acquaintance with 1960s radical William Ayres.

"This is a man who does not see America as you and I see it, as the greatest force for good in the world," Palin said Monday.

Obama hit back at McCain by pointing to his embroilment in a devastating 1980s financial scandal which wiped out the savings of many retired people, and connection to jailed savings and loans tycoon Charles Keating.

A McCain supporter asked the Republican on Monday "when are you going to take the gloves off?" McCain replied with a grin -- "How about Tuesday night?"

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clash; debate; mccain; obama

1 posted on 10/07/2008 12:26:41 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Candidate sucked in jet engine.. Film at 11

US Democratic presidential candidate Illinois Senator Barack Obama boards his plane as he departs Asheville Regional Airport in Fletcher, North Carolina, on his way to Nashville, Tennessee, and the second Presidential Debate. Republican John McCain faced fierce pressure in Tuesday's second debate to grab a lifeline for his sliding campaign in the increasingly nasty White House duel with Obama. (AFP/Stan Honda)


2 posted on 10/07/2008 12:28:24 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... Donate to FR ... Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121)
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Republican vice presidential cadidate Sarah Palin laughs with supporters in Carson. Republican John McCain questioned Barack Obama's character, while the Democrat pressed his foe's alleged weakness on economic issues as tempers escalated ahead of the White House rivals' debate Tuesday. (AFP/Jewel Samad)


3 posted on 10/07/2008 12:30:02 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... Donate to FR ... Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121)
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To: NormsRevenge

WTF is this guy snorting?


4 posted on 10/07/2008 12:30:28 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Do as I say, not as I panic.)
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5 posted on 10/07/2008 12:30:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... Donate to FR ... Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121)
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To: NormsRevenge

McCain’s campaign is not “sliding away” as this hit piece indicates. I can’t wait to hear them talking after the election with their mouths full of crowburgers.


6 posted on 10/07/2008 12:31:18 PM PDT by sarasota
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Target acquired, Senator. Weapons are Hot!

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama speaks about the economic stimulus package in Asheville, North Carolina.
Republican John McCain faces fierce pressure in the second presidential debate to grab a lifeline
for his sliding campaign in the increasingly nasty White House duel with Obama.
(AFP/Stan Honda)

7 posted on 10/07/2008 12:33:01 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... Donate to FR ... Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121)
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To: NormsRevenge
This townhall meeting will expose even further the great inadequacies Obambi has. I still cannot believe after all of this time that He is so close to the White House and elected leader for the Free World. It is sickening...
8 posted on 10/07/2008 12:33:06 PM PDT by GauchoUSA
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To: NormsRevenge

I guarantee the Obama camp will have a few plants in the audience- AND they will be picked to ask questions. Watch.


9 posted on 10/07/2008 12:34:06 PM PDT by rintense (Chuck Norris wears Sarah Palin pajamas.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Bird strike!


10 posted on 10/07/2008 12:34:10 PM PDT by Buck W. (If you push something hard enough, it will fall over.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Why is this article speaking about tonight’s debate in the past tense?


11 posted on 10/07/2008 12:35:06 PM PDT by stefanbatory (Do you want a President or a King?)
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To: rintense

As will the McCain camp.


12 posted on 10/07/2008 12:35:54 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: rintense

I read this morning that the questions/audience members are chosen by “lottery”. I’ll just bet it’s more like how they chose Gwen Ifill.


13 posted on 10/07/2008 12:35:55 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: stefanbatory

“Why is this article speaking about tonight’s debate in the past tense?”

Article and result has already been written.


14 posted on 10/07/2008 12:40:50 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: NormsRevenge

Here are some facts that will change the game.

Education


As director of the Chicago Annenburg Challenge founded by terrorist Billy Ayers, Barack Obama spent over $100 million in grant money and matching government funds to establish programs to improve Chicago schools. The money was all spent. Billy, Barack and their looney pals walked away with fattened portfolios. The Chicago school system was left worse than ever.

Economy


Barack is the second largest recipient of “gifts” from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Barack sued the State of Illinois on behalf of the radical, fraudulent ACORN, to force banks to finance borrowers who had no demonstrable means to repay their loans.

National Security


Here is a partial list of terrorists, despots, tyrants, Jew-haters, America-haters and their enablers who endorse Obama-bin-Biden.

Al Queda
Hamas
Hezbollah
Nation of Islam
The Taliban
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Fidel Castro
Evo Morales
Hugo Chaves
Daniel Ortega
Vladimir Putin
Fr. Pfleger
Rev. Wright
The EU

Every single one of them is hostile and inimical to the United States, and the continued freedom and success of its peoples.

Every single one of them is vigorously opposed to President Bush and a John McCain presidency.


15 posted on 10/07/2008 12:42:25 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: NormsRevenge

This is the most important debate... Until the next debate, then that’s the most important debate.

My predictions regardless of the real winner or loser tonight.

CNN- Obama won
MSNBC - Obama won
ABC - Obama won
CBS - Obama won
Fox - It’s Tie (Fair and balanced means the have to say this.)


16 posted on 10/07/2008 12:43:01 PM PDT by jerod (They were pro-abortion, for gun control & wanted a cleaner environment at all cost - The NAZI party)
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To: trumandogz

Seriously doubt it. McCain’s camp isn’t that organized and devious.


17 posted on 10/07/2008 12:43:25 PM PDT by rintense (Chuck Norris wears Sarah Palin pajamas.)
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To: NormsRevenge

McCain will not do any game changing by spouting the spineless RINO line of bipartisanship and crossing the aisle. And he will not generate any exitement in the base by once again mentioning Andrew Cuomo as cabinet material! McCain had better pretend that he’s Sarah Palin and come out like a man for a change.


18 posted on 10/07/2008 12:46:25 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: NormsRevenge
Republican John McCain faced fierce pressure in Tuesday's second presidential debate to grab a lifeline for his sliding campaign in the increasingly nasty White House duel with Barack Obama.

Fierce pressure? If McCain wants to take this, it's there to be easily had. The amount of derogatory information on Obama is that he's a sitting duck,... and be ready to counter Obama lies during the debate.

to grab a lifeline for his sliding campaign

AFP better take a better look at the latest crappy polls to find who is now sliding.

19 posted on 10/07/2008 12:48:25 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: NormsRevenge

The only question is if the Old York Times has declared Achmed the Winner yet??

Pray for W, McCain and Our Troops


20 posted on 10/07/2008 12:48:51 PM PDT by bray (It's the Corruption Stupid)
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To: NormsRevenge

Showdown in Nashville!


21 posted on 10/07/2008 12:52:13 PM PDT by Edgerunner (At the heart of every absurdity, lies a liberal lie)
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To: NormsRevenge
I'm not so sure he needs a game changer. Although it would be great. But, thanks to the Palinator, the polls are tightening and things may go well without any “game changer”.
22 posted on 10/07/2008 12:52:59 PM PDT by webrover
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To: GauchoUSA

Supposedly the questioners will not be allowed a follow up question, which really defeats the townhall format that is supposed to offer a dialogue between the candidates and the audience. This is not going to help McCain.


23 posted on 10/07/2008 12:55:22 PM PDT by kabar (.)
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To: traderrob6
Article and result has already been written.

Ain't that the truth.

24 posted on 10/07/2008 12:55:38 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: NormsRevenge

Simple game changer:

McCain produces a copy of his birth certificate to whomever asks, and says Obambi should do the same — not just to his in-the-tank friends.


25 posted on 10/07/2008 12:59:54 PM PDT by Kevmo (McCain's learning from Palin how to win a national election. Palin's learning from him how to lose 1)
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To: Edgerunner
Belmont is a Christian school, and the atmosphere will be quite different than at Ole Miss.
26 posted on 10/07/2008 1:03:18 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological Narcissist as president.")
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US map showing latest voting trends in the eight battleground states. Republican John McCain faced fierce pressure in Tuesday's second presidential debate to grab a lifeline for his sliding campaign in the increasingly nasty White House duel with Barack Obama. (AFP)


27 posted on 10/07/2008 1:24:37 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... Donate to FR ... Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121)
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To: Edgerunner

I just heard that the type of debate tonight will not allow for the candidates themselves to bring up things. They will be asked questions from Independents and Tom Browkaw (Sp?). They say that Ayers or Keating 5 might not even be mentioned with the way the debate is set up...Can you believe this????


28 posted on 10/07/2008 1:35:17 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: NormsRevenge
Here's a Game Changer...will mcCain take advantage of it:

From Hot Air:

CNN: Obama’s lying about William Ayers

Video at the hot Air site.....

29 posted on 10/07/2008 2:22:19 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: NormsRevenge
10.07.08: Obama Outspending McCain Nearly 3 to 1 on Television

Good referenced read and chart... considering the source. Palin is getting a large amount of free media time which is somewhat offsetting. - FlA

30 posted on 10/07/2008 2:58:17 PM PDT by flattorney (See my comprehensive FR Profile "Straight Talk" Page)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“Sooner or later people are going to figure out that if all you run is negative attack ads you don’t have much of a vision for the future, or you’re not ready to articulate it.” - John McCain, 2000


31 posted on 10/07/2008 3:01:48 PM PDT by flattorney (See my comprehensive FR Profile "Straight Talk" Page)
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To: NormsRevenge
Raines and Howard and Johnson, oh my. Raines and Howard and Johnson, oh my.

1. FRANKLIN RAINES? Raines works for the Obama Campaign as Chief Economic Advisor 2. TIM HOWARD? Howard is also a Chief Economic Advisor to Obama 3. JIM JOHNSON? Johnson hired as a Senior Obama Finance Advisor and was selected to run Obama's Vice Presidential Search Committee All three are ex-executives in hip deep with the mortgage bundling and have golden parachutes in excess of a qtr of a billion dollars between them. Raines is the big boy with 240 million. What the hell?

32 posted on 10/07/2008 4:14:39 PM PDT by kinghorse (Franklin Raines, Tim Howard, Jim Johnson: McCain are you paying attention??!!??)
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To: napscoordinator

No showdown...ah well, just a “I can promise more than you can” contest...


33 posted on 10/08/2008 7:46:34 AM PDT by Edgerunner (At the heart of every absurdity, lies a liberal lie)
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