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The debates?
9/14/08 | Jack

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!


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: debates; mccain; mccainpalin; obama; palin

1 posted on 09/13/2008 11:24:54 PM PDT by molly_jack2007
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To: molly_jack2007

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”


2 posted on 09/13/2008 11:28:14 PM PDT by BooyahPower
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To: molly_jack2007

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.


3 posted on 09/13/2008 11:30:48 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Troopergate" - The Revenge of the Alaskan Good Old Boys Club.)
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To: molly_jack2007
Other than Fred , Romney , and Huckabee , McCain was the best debater in the Republican primaries . However unless the debate format and moderators hamstring him somehow , he will slaughter Obambi .
4 posted on 09/13/2008 11:30:59 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F/8 Cav)
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To: molly_jack2007
Will he take Obama to the woodshed

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.

5 posted on 09/13/2008 11:32:59 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: molly_jack2007

Be assured. With the MSM moderating, Obamas team will have the questions beforehand.


6 posted on 09/13/2008 11:33:13 PM PDT by TheCipher
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To: molly_jack2007

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.


7 posted on 09/13/2008 11:35:45 PM PDT by John Robie
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To: BooyahPower

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.


8 posted on 09/13/2008 11:36:36 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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To: TheWasteLand

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.


9 posted on 09/13/2008 11:38:27 PM PDT by FFranco
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To: FFranco

But, but, Obama said Iran was a tiny country that doesn’t post a serious threat?


10 posted on 09/13/2008 11:44:00 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: FFranco

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.


11 posted on 09/13/2008 11:44:24 PM PDT by volunbeer (Dear heaven.... we really need President Reagan again!)
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To: John Robie

just call Main Stream Media Democrat’s media


12 posted on 09/13/2008 11:44:56 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: molly_jack2007; Liberty Valance
McCain ought to send Palin to the debate. If Obambi thinks that he can get away with running against her, then he ought to get the opportunity to debate her.

I bet he loses four or five inches of a$$ if he takes her head-on.

13 posted on 09/13/2008 11:53:53 PM PDT by Brucifer ("The dog ate my copy of the Constitution." G W Bush)
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To: 4rcane

DNC TV for short.


14 posted on 09/13/2008 11:54:52 PM PDT by volunbeer (Dear heaven.... we really need President Reagan again!)
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To: ari-freedom

“What about the Dingel Norwood Bill?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNAMIGRjbBg


15 posted on 09/14/2008 12:15:02 AM PDT by Chet 99 (http://www.mccainpalinvictory2008.com/)
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To: ari-freedom

Need some wood?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV3sUKdQ2Vs


16 posted on 09/14/2008 12:17:56 AM PDT by Chet 99 (http://www.mccainpalinvictory2008.com/)
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To: BooyahPower
Everything will hinge on the questioner/questions.

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.

17 posted on 09/14/2008 12:20:41 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: FFranco

I think it will come out of Pakistan.


18 posted on 09/14/2008 12:40:33 AM PDT by John Robie
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To: 4rcane

I did not think they could be morebiased than before, but they have. Now most AMericans are seeing how biased they really are.


19 posted on 09/14/2008 12:42:20 AM PDT by John Robie
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To: molly_jack2007

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.


20 posted on 09/14/2008 12:43:24 AM PDT by Marie2 (Everything the left does has the effect and intent of destroying the traditional family.)
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To: FFranco

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.


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!


21 posted on 09/14/2008 12:53:28 AM PDT by tpanther
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To: TheCipher

Bingo!

They’ll probably even practice them with the ONE.


22 posted on 09/14/2008 12:54:09 AM PDT by LenS
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To: molly_jack2007
My prediction is that the Obama/McCain debates will be “boy vs. man.”

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.

23 posted on 09/14/2008 1:46:46 AM PDT by pawdoggie
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To: ari-freedom

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.


24 posted on 09/14/2008 1:52:08 AM PDT by jerry557
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To: pawdoggie
What we're going to see is exactly what we've come to expect from the "League of Women Voters"...

What we're going to see is exactly what we've come to expect from the "League of Women Lesbian Voters"...

There, fixed it...

25 posted on 09/14/2008 2:06:14 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood (LET'S ROLL!)
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To: molly_jack2007

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.


26 posted on 09/14/2008 2:47:07 AM PDT by Prospero (non est ad astra mollis e terris via)
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To: molly_jack2007

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.


27 posted on 09/14/2008 2:55:58 AM PDT by frankjr (Stand up Chuck, let 'em see ya!!! Ohhhhhh.)
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To: Marie2; molly_jack2007
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 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.

28 posted on 09/14/2008 3:08:09 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: molly_jack2007
McCain survived 5 years of “hostile debate forums”, courtesy of the VC.

HE IS NOT GOING TO GET RATTLED BY SOME TALKING HEAD WUSS.

29 posted on 09/14/2008 3:24:30 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: AmericaUnited

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.


30 posted on 09/14/2008 3:37:55 AM PDT by jerry557
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To: volunbeer
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 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.

31 posted on 09/14/2008 3:42:00 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When He rolls up His sleeves, He ain't just puttin' on the Ritz)
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To: molly_jack2007
McCain will have quicker, more direct, and more believable answers because he has real beliefs and actually thinks about them.

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.

32 posted on 09/14/2008 4:21:02 AM PDT by trebb ("I am the way... no one comes to the Father, but by me..." - Jesus in John 14:6 (RSV))
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To: molly_jack2007

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.


33 posted on 09/14/2008 4:46:56 AM PDT by Dawn531
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To: molly_jack2007

“Will he take Obama to the woodshed...”

I, uh, uh, uh...ummmm, like, you know, ahhhh, ahhhh...believe so.


34 posted on 09/14/2008 5:10:29 AM PDT by sergeantdave (We are entering the Age of the Idiot)
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To: kbennkc

Anybody know who the moderators are and the format for the first debate?


35 posted on 09/14/2008 5:19:27 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: John Robie

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.


36 posted on 09/14/2008 5:23:35 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: molly_jack2007
McCain will get questions like "Who's the assistant to the Governor of the northernmost Province of Waziristan?"

Stuttering Barry will get questions like, "Can I bow before you and service you, master?"

37 posted on 09/14/2008 5:31:07 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople
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To: molly_jack2007

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.”


38 posted on 09/14/2008 5:47:53 AM PDT by RightFighter (That Sarah Palin. She's so hot right now!)
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To: Old Retired Army 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.


39 posted on 09/14/2008 6:10:25 AM PDT by John Robie
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To: molly_jack2007
Johnny Mac will beat the Obamessiah like a rented mule.
40 posted on 09/14/2008 6:13:20 AM PDT by Keith (McCain-Palin Get off your duff and work to get them elected!)
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To: molly_jack2007
How do they prevent cheating?


41 posted on 09/14/2008 9:06:37 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (I want to "Buy American" but the only things for sale made in the USA are politicians)
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To: molly_jack2007

“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?


42 posted on 09/14/2008 9:57:17 AM PDT by Grunthor (Sarah Palin once carved a perfect likeness of the Mona Lisa in a block of ice using only her teeth.)
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