Skip to comments.Obama starts hitting back, too softly for some (Empty-suits can't hit back)
Posted on 08/07/2008 7:06:37 AM PDT by tobyhill
Barack Obama released a television advertisement Wednesday that questions John McCain's claims to be a "maverick," and he charged in a campaign appearance that the Republican displays independence only when it suits him politically.
Obama aides said Democratic hand-wringing about polls showing that the presidential race remains tight had nothing to do with the volleys.
"We are not going to base our campaign on the concerns of so-called campaign strategists on cable TV," spokesman Bill Burton said.
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Is Maverick code for skinny or is it cowboy?
I remember there was a tv show once called Maverick...
Exactly play the clip of Obambi saying that McCain won't debate the issues and show the date, then play McCain's EARLIER offer for 10 town hall debates and show clips of Obama's SOLO town hall meetings where he could put words into McCain's mouth about how Obama doesn't "look" like the other presidents on our money. Obama is the one who won't debate.
More AD spending by Obama will turn off people. The guy's "all hat and no cattle".
If I’m McCain I tell the nation today we’re not going to debate using the traditional ways, using scripted questions from the media. We’re going to go town to town, and take questions directly from the American people. Unscripted unrehearsed. That is the way it should be. And if Obama refuses to deal directly with the American people he isn’t fit to be commander and chief.
Except the audiences of those events are screened and the audiences are packed with Democrat staffers and liberal activists (not just people who have concerns about those issues but who are actively employed pushing a position).
They should at least disclose their credentials (like when someone at a press conference IDs his paper).
Remember the Democrats who flooded the questions at the GOP primary debates? They weren’t “undecided” Republicans at all.
A rigged debate is a rigged election.
I remember that he says um and uh a lot.
You’re right. But to allow the press to ask the questions is like giving Obama 90 minutes of free ad time. I think the best way is to hold the debated in a town hall setting. Or at a sporting event, say a couple of hours before a NASCAR event or an NFL game. Then you’ll be sure to get an audiance of everyday Americans.
How about a debate where they ask each other questions?
And think how much fun it would be to hold a debate at a NASCAR setting, John McCain standing alone at a podium asking where’s Obama, where’s the Choosen one? He’s certainly not up to answering you questions but I am.
Do you really think Obama is smart enough to come up with his own questions? I actually believe he is quiet dumb so, okay that’s fine with me.
He’s not quiet dumb, or is he?
Obama’s charm is wearing thin very fast. He’s so airy he may just float away.
Obama is a living contradiction. How can he be an empty suit, yet be so full of sh!t?
Arrogance is a REQUIREMENT for leftwing ideology.
You have to believe you're wiser than anyone who ever lived - because you support policies that have historically failed (must have been tried by idiots), and denigrate policies that have historically succeeded (traditional values).
Further, rejection of Biblical Truth implies greater wisdom than the Creator Himself.
It isn’t a matter of the press asking the questions. It is a matter of WHICH members of the press and editorial pages are permitted to ask the questions.
Each party should be permitted to empanel the debate, just as lawyers get to select the jury.
With both parties getting some approval on the talking heads, it would probably eliminate the Rush Limbaughs and Michael Moores from the debate (but would they have dared to block a Buckley?). The public would be as interested in hearing who the campaign/party blocked as who they selected.
But as it stands, with the media in the tank for Obama and clearly lobbing different questions at different candidates, it is fixed.
Ask BOTH candidates the same questions (or all candidates in a 5 candidate primary). Put them in a “sound proof booth (or remote studio)” so that they first give their OWN answers to the questions and THEN permit them to respond to the other candidate’s answer.
Our current debate and primary process is bunk and junk and needs to change. The public has little influence and the media has a lot. The media is not impartial in who is selected. This puts the power of the selection of next president in the hands of a select few who have an agenda.
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