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Obama renews efforts to link McCain to Bush
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Posted on 10/16/2008 2:33:45 PM PDT by Chet 99

LONDONDERRY, N.H. - Democrat Barack Obama opened the final leg of the presidential campaign by returning to a familiar strategy on Thursday: Linking Republican opponent John McCain to the unpopular incumbent.

Obama said McCain was trying to obscure the issue in their final debate Wednesday when he pointed out that President Bush will not be on the ballot next month.

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1 posted on 10/16/2008 2:33:45 PM PDT by Chet 99
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Seems to me that Obama is behaving like a man who is on the defensive and who knows that he was hurt in the debate last night.


2 posted on 10/16/2008 2:34:43 PM PDT by Chet 99 (Vote McCain/Palin, or this will be our future: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTb5EFZmgbs)
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To: Chet 99

bad bad strategery!
:)

seriously though, it is a bit tired and McCain stomped it last nite.


3 posted on 10/16/2008 2:35:11 PM PDT by housedeep
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To: Chet 99

The response is so easy, it’s almost childish.

“6 years of the most robust economy the US has ever known, and 2 years of Democrat control of congress”


4 posted on 10/16/2008 2:35:34 PM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: housedeep
obama is maxed out, all out of ammo. the bush card and the race card are old and crusty. works on the base, but turns off moderates and indys. he is imploding, i swear!
5 posted on 10/16/2008 2:41:19 PM PDT by CanadianMusherinMI (Mrs. Musher here!)
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To: Chet 99

Linking McCain to Bush is his whole campaign.
It’s all he has and he will really get desperate as this issue is neutralized thanks to McCain’s one liner about it last night..


6 posted on 10/16/2008 2:41:58 PM PDT by Jazz1968
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To: xcamel
6 years of the most robust economy the US has ever known...

In spite of the recession starting with the tech bubble bursting in 2000 and 9-11.

7 posted on 10/16/2008 2:43:45 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (How much money has your 401K lost since the Democrats took Congress?)
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Question: Wasn’t the economy doing pretty well under Bush and tax cutting policies until the Democrats took over congress?

I thought it was the housing market (Democrats’ Fannie/Freddie fault) and gas prices (again, Democrats’ mission to ‘save the planet’ instead of drill) that resulted in what we have today.

Granted, Bush let spending get WAY out of control, but did not the Bush tax cuts help the economy at the time??


8 posted on 10/16/2008 2:45:21 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: Chet 99

The “McBush” routine again, huh?

Wow.


9 posted on 10/16/2008 2:45:45 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: CanadianMusherinMI

You’re right. Obama is out of ammo and will just have to keep repeating uh uh uh ... Bush ... uh uh uh ... failed economic policies ... uh uh uh ... racists ... uh uh uh for the next almost 3 weeks. However, every day more and more negative information about Obama is being exposed. Most people don’t know that there are at least 2 (possibly 3) lawsuits against him to merely show is legitimate birth certificate. The ACORN investigations are picking up steam. The question about Ayers got out there. Odinga and Kenya is looming in the backgroun.


10 posted on 10/16/2008 2:46:46 PM PDT by Jackson57
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To: Jazz1968

It’s quite amusing really. And what’s fascinating to watch is that instead of dropping it, he continues to use George Bush as the boogeyman.

Wow. Guess the Clintons must’ve stolen most of the chapters out of his copy of the Democrat Playbook and left only Chapter 665: George Walker Bush.


11 posted on 10/16/2008 2:46:56 PM PDT by rom (Keep Senator Government from Spreading YOUR Wealth! McCain/Palin '08!)
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To: Jackson57

To think that George W. Bush only had to contend with a DUI story the week before the election in 2000.


12 posted on 10/16/2008 2:47:48 PM PDT by rom (Keep Senator Government from Spreading YOUR Wealth! McCain/Palin '08!)
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To: Jackson57

Obama thought he had it in the bag, but I’m sure their own internals are now showing that it’s real close. If he had anything new to fire at McCain, he would use it instead of going back to the McCain = Bush argument. McCain slapped him down last night when he tried to pull that garbage. I guess Obama needs to stop planning his big celebration party and work a little harder on his campaign.


13 posted on 10/16/2008 2:51:16 PM PDT by toomanygrasshoppers ("In technical terminology, he's a loon")
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To: Chet 99

That’s all he’s got, folks. He’s got NOTHIN’! Can I say his campaign has “petered out” and not get the boot?


14 posted on 10/16/2008 2:52:23 PM PDT by DRey
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To: Jazz1968

“this issue is neutralized thanks to McCain’s one liner about it last night.”

Agreed. This was huge for Mac and unexpected by BO. At least one of the FOX panel should have had the guts to say so. They’re on a downhill slide and quickly losing any credibility that remains.


15 posted on 10/16/2008 2:52:26 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: Chet 99

Obama’s accusation that McCain sought to “obscure” the issue by pointing out Bush is not on the ballot - was that a self parody by Obama?


16 posted on 10/16/2008 2:53:32 PM PDT by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: Chet 99

Really?

And just how many government buildings did Bush try to blow up?


17 posted on 10/16/2008 2:58:54 PM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult is the soundtrack to the Revolution.)
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“And just how many government buildings did Bush try to blow up?”

Nice touch......


18 posted on 10/16/2008 3:09:23 PM PDT by TexanToTheCore
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To: TexanToTheCore

.......;]


19 posted on 10/16/2008 3:18:09 PM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult is the soundtrack to the Revolution.)
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To: Chet 99

Wow, I guess this Obama’s defense against getting destroyed last night in the debate and the Joe the Plumber.

Pretty weak but I hope he continues the strategy.


20 posted on 10/16/2008 3:20:14 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: CanadianMusherinMI; Jackson57; rom

Yep. In the words of Admiral Stockdale: “I’m all out of ammo on that one”. Meanwhile, BO and the presstitutes will be addressing Acorn/Rezco/Ayers/Odinga/Khalid/attacks on Joe the Plumber etc. as the body politic (esp. the indies and undecideds) pay more and more attention...


21 posted on 10/16/2008 3:24:16 PM PDT by eureka! (Hey mushy middle: Who is Barrack 0bama? Wait until you learn the answer. It's not pretty.)
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