Skip to comments.The debates?
Posted on 09/13/2008 11:24:53 PM PDT by molly_jack2007
The debates are around the corner. With John McCain taking a small lead in most national polls the debates have a significant role to play.
My question is, what may we expect to see? I have not had an opportunity to see McCain in a debate before. Will he take Obama to the woodshed, or will it be a toss up?
Second question, why is the media not reporting that the overseers of "Troopergate" are Obama supporters? Why are they still allowed to continue their current role in this considering that they are clearly biased towards Obama?
Third....who do you think has the "October surprise" for this election? I'm looking forward to your comments!
On a side note, I have a solid confirmation that the Obama campaign attempted to secure 70 rooms at the Meadowview Marriott Resort in Kingsport Tennessee for the last week of September. Obviously I can't reveal my source.
Kingsport is located just a few miles south of the Southern Virginia area, a vital demographic for Obama since he is attempting to garner support in this very pro-republican territory!
Mccain strives in free talk.
Obama has no teleprompter, will have to resort to giving the middle finger and saying “that is no true” and giving his patent snob look.
But of course Mccain will get the question “whats the GDP of Japan and what is its projected value in 34 years” which Mccain will get right of course.
Obama will get “Does your water have enough ice cubes?” which obama will respond “uh, uh, that is above my pay grade”
McCain is not a “home run” hitter. He usually plays “small ball” and wins. Obama might hit a “homerun” as long as the teleprompter holds up.
Like a moose ready to be cleaned.
why is the media not reporting that the overseers of "Troopergate" are Obama supporters?
The MSM is biased. Shocka!
who do you think has the "October surprise" for this election?
They both do. The GOP's will be better.
Be assured. With the MSM moderating, Obamas team will have the questions beforehand.
Palin will be asked several questions about her religious beliefs and how she feels on certain cultural issues in an attempt by the media to show that she is an extremist.
Bush won all of his debates in 2000 because Al Gore sighed all the time. People elect a leader they can relate to, not an arrogant policy wonk.
I think the “October surprise” will be a joint US/Israel attack on Iran. It will bring our nation together and will ensure McCain’s election.
But, but, Obama said Iran was a tiny country that doesn’t post a serious threat?
I think the October surprise will be the number and effectiveness of the 527’s. We have seen Obama on the defensive and it was not pretty. Imagine how bad it will get when these ads start running.
I think McCain will do very well in the first debate (foreign policy/security) and he will hold his own in the last two and probably anger a few conservatives with some answers.
just call Main Stream Media Democrat’s media
I bet he loses four or five inches of a$$ if he takes her head-on.
DNC TV for short.
“What about the Dingel Norwood Bill?”
Need some wood?
McCain will have been coached to be more animated, but his forte' is fact and what seems to be a core set of values that more aligns with America than Obama. Overall, I expect McCain to win
Obama will be just a bit too hip and glib, and he may even stumble ... uh .. on some ... uh ... seemingly safe ... uh ... questions .. questions ... that .. uh ... questions that should .. uhhh ... be .. uh simple.
I don't expect a homerun on deliverance, but the content should be solid America from McCain
Obama will be his usual USSA self .. trying to convince America we should drop our capitalistic, representative Republic and ... welll ... he has a plan.
He has said so.
I think it will come out of Pakistan.
I did not think they could be morebiased than before, but they have. Now most AMericans are seeing how biased they really are.
My prediction is that the Obama/McCain debates will be “boy vs. man.”
McCain is just way more seasoned, experienced, politically educated, mature, and has more integrity.
I think Obama will come off as inexperienced and immature.
I will parked in front of my tv to see if I’m right.
I think the October surprise will be a joint US/Israel attack on Iran. It will bring our nation together and will ensure McCains election.
Could be...and what would be wonderful is if it were done in such a way as no one could readily say who it was right away...and a coalition of several nations would be really cool too.
For instance, Israel and the U.S. did the strike and then all of Europe or most of it provided support, knew in advance to some degree, etc. and the UN even grew a backbone and supported the strike and exclaimed Iran had plenty of chances...etc. etc. etc.
Man, a best case scenario....all of America’s enemies defeated within weeks: Iran, to a certain extent Russia, Venezuela’s idiot leader Hugo Chavez, a dying or dead Castro in Cuba, Ill-leader might be dead or close...and of course the unhinged left back home!
Imagine all the hollyweirdos who threatened to leave and live abroad only to find out the country they wanted to move to supported the U.S. and Israel and rejected THEIR ideology!
Thanks for the warm fuzzy thoughts...maybe now I can get some sleep!
They’ll probably even practice them with the ONE.
And so they would be, if they were real debates, a la Lincoln-Douglas; or if they weren't debates at all, but the kind of "town-hall" meeting (with real voters asking the questions), like John McCain requested.
What we're going to see is exactly what we've come to expect from the "League of Women Voters"/Drive-by Media of "debates": Soft-ball questions to the Democrat, with no attempt at a follow-up, nor even a challenge to the his most absurd or blatantly false answer. One hundred mile an hour fastballs to the Republican, usually about what the Media perceives to be their most embarrassing politcal moment. Because the "debates" are not about the candidates, they're about which "moderator" and "interviewer" will ask the Republican the "knock-out" question, that will leave them speechless and gasping for breath. And then at the end of it all, we'll be treated to the "commentators" who will tell us why the Democrat "won" the debate.
That’s why Im hoping Obama gives his typical elitist and long answers to simple questions. While McCain gives his straight talk and answers the question directly making it short and sweet.
People will see the difference. McCain will look like a real person...Obama will look like a politician.
What we're going to see is exactly what we've come to expect from the "League of
Women Lesbian Voters"...
There, fixed it...
The Legacy Media is in death throes already, and can’t be dissuaded from their failed worldview. People defend, once they’ve made a commitment. No one has gotten over their heads since Ronald Reagan.
This is War, for them. It may soon be a losing battle, but they will fight to their entitlement to shape opinion. EXPECT OBAMA TO FIRE HIS ADVISORS.
Welcome to FR!
“the Obama campaign attempted to secure 70 rooms at the Meadowview Marriott Resort in Kingsport Tennessee for the last week of September”
Phew, as long as they are not staying at a Holiday Inn Express, we should be ok.
I love to see McCain zap Obama with a good humored "Email me..." comment as a retort or something...lots of potential there. It'd be great to bring up the massive insult of both McCain, his service and general most senior citizens.
HE IS NOT GOING TO GET RATTLED BY SOME TALKING HEAD WUSS.
McCain is good at answering questions on the fly. That’s his favorite style of campaigning and what he has done on the campaign trail since day one. He likes that “town hall” type environment.
Obama on the other hand is not so good at that kind of thing. He is much better with a teleprompter and preaching the gospel to his followers.
So McCain has the advantage as far as format. But he still needs to give the right answers.
I think McCain was wise to figure out that Obama couldn't tolerate people mocking him.
All the birth-certificate/Muslim/Ayers crap is much too hard-core for the American people, and has the potential to backfire.
The McCain campaign tone is just right.
Obama will hem and haw and try to stick to previously effective talking point (the cutsie gotcha types that the illiterate and ignorant Dim Base love so much) and not show any well-thought substance.
Even a lackluster McCain will be obviously more astute and presidential.
The MSM will nitpick every word from McCain and try to tell us that Obama's vomit is the nectar of the gods.
Rewatch the Saddleback Forum. It wasn’t even a debate, more like an interview, and Obama was flummoxed. McCain on the other hand had clear concise answers. Under the pressure of debate I think McCain will shine like a beacon of clarity compared to Obamuh’s ramblings.
“Will he take Obama to the woodshed...”
I, uh, uh, uh...ummmm, like, you know, ahhhh, ahhhh...believe so.
Anybody know who the moderators are and the format for the first debate?
I have a son who is a Detachment (Direct Action A Team) Commander with 1st SF Group based at Fort Lewis WA. When I quiz him about the recent Pakistan activity and where he might go next, he goes mute. Sometimes, silence is revealing.
Stuttering Barry will get questions like, "Can I bow before you and service you, master?"
I just hope McCain finds a way to work this line into one of his answers:
“I can’t believe that at one time I was losing to this guy.”
I agree. It seems like the US leadership has finally decided that we must rely on our own people to do the job. Best wishes to your son and his unit. I know they will do a good job.
“Second question, why is the media not reporting that the overseers of “Troopergate” are Obama supporters?”
Please tell us that you are kidding. You really don’t know why the media would do that? NO idea at all?