Skip to comments.McCain seeks 'game-changer' in second debate clash
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?"
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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)
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)
WTF is this guy snorting?
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.
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.
I guarantee the Obama camp will have a few plants in the audience- AND they will be picked to ask questions. Watch.
Why is this article speaking about tonight’s debate in the past tense?
As will the McCain camp.
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.
“Why is this article speaking about tonights debate in the past tense?”
Article and result has already been written.
Here are some facts that will change the game.
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.
Nation of Islam
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.
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.)
Seriously doubt it. McCain’s camp isn’t that organized and devious.
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.
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.
The only question is if the Old York Times has declared Achmed the Winner yet??
Pray for W, McCain and Our Troops
Showdown in Nashville!
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.
Ain't that the truth.
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.
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)
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????
From Hot Air:
Video at the hot Air site.....
Good referenced read and chart... considering the source. Palin is getting a large amount of free media time which is somewhat offsetting. - FlA
“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
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?
No showdown...ah well, just a “I can promise more than you can” contest...