Skip to comments.Summary of Obama's debate performance tonight: "I've got a bracelet, too."
Posted on 09/26/2008 7:20:38 PM PDT by Notwithstanding
Barack was the very junior senator on the defensive the entire evening.
After John McCain eloquently (and without notes) discussed the bracelet he wears given to him by the mom of a dead Iraq war vet.
Trying to prove his own support for the troops, Obama chimed in with a pathetic "I've got a bracelet, too," as he looked down at his notes to read the name of the soldier.
On that note...
Yes, and that is an indication he is an arrogant a@@. He got his a@@ wiped by a real statesman.
Agree - Obama junior. The big thing I am waiting to see if the media picks up is the candidates closing remarks. Obama clearly thinks the US stinks - but I have to ask, is that me or was Barry that condescending?
Looking at that bracelet is going to prove worse than GHW Bush looking at his watch.
Once again...we know how to solve this problem.....we all know it to be true...that I've been right all along....there is only one solution...and we must start now....all it takes...is hope...hope and change...and we all know...this is true...and I will continue to tell you like it is....because that's the only way...to solve our nation's problems...
I respectfully disagree. We are not like other people. Of course anyone who hangs out on Free Republic or Drudge or Huffington Post has made up their mind. But I run into people all the time at the grocery store, football games, etc who truly have not made up their minds. They are in the minority, but they are there. I sat with one at the Freshman Football game today. This was a 63 year old retired civil servant;Reagan Democrat type. She hates Bush, but not like a Bush Hater. She said she thinks Bush is a nice man who means well but that he is just stupid. She wants a "change" and generally disapproves of Republicans and is leaning Obama but she just doesn't like him or trust him very much.
I love your tagline Westbrook, my munchkins make me the man I am today, plus it made me tear up a little. I am really sweating this election. I shall trust in God to bail our dumbasses out of this mess.
Maybe he thought they were bringing back the Coliseum from the DNC acceptance speech.
I don’t believe that I missed this the first go-round
obami’s campaign is asking people to drive and waste gas! They have a large icon saying DRIVE FOR CHANGE.
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I’m not trying to be funny lumper. I’m really scared for my country. Aren’t you?
I don't think either candidate was prepared to go in depth about the bailout, and therefore the part of the debate on the economy was a draw.
Remember the stakes involved in the bailout -- no responsible politician is going to come out spouting blame, attacks and threats at this time and risk not only the plan that is being negotiated right now, but a crash in the market caused by their ill considered words.
The next debate is going to be about economic issues. Hopefully by then the candidates won't have to walk on eggshells when discussing it, and there will be much more separation between them.
Folks, you should have seen my husband dancing around the living room, pointing to his wrist, and exclaiming “I’ve got a bracelet TOOOOOOO!! I’ve got a bracelet TOOOOOOO!! I’ve got a bracelet TOOOOOOO!!”
This would have been a killer if McCain hadn’t wiffed on a total softball in the first five minutes of the debate. Ehh....
“I’ve got a bracelet, too,” as he looked down at his notes to read the name of the soldier.”
Gee, and he spent THREE whole days prepping and rehearsing for this - guess it was teleprompter withdrawal/anxiety.
Anyway, WHEW - so glad McCain recovered the ball and, imho, kept the lead.
What say you?
“Yeah, that was a rather weak moment, but I gotta say.... McCain should not have brought it up if he didn’t have that bracelet on his wrist.”
McCain did have the blacelet on his wrist. I hope some Freeper caught the name of the soldier Obama named and find out if his mom is a member of code pink. Forgive me for being nasty. God bless the soldier and his family.
Apparently you have the same opinion of the American voter as Senator Obama. Time for a change.
Obama said he (paraphrasing) “stood up 6 years ago and opposed the war when it wasn’t popular to do that.” Wasn’t he in the Il senate 6 years ago? What made his opposition so risky?!!
Brit’s team said there were no gaffes. Was that not a gaffe on BO’s part?
“I’ve got a bracelet too...his name is um, um, ah, um, here somewhere....uh
Sheesh, what a pom-POUS mo-RON.
Even Fox seems to be spinning this in favor of Obama...
There were two men debating.
Which "he " are you referring to?
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