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Summary of Obama's debate performance tonight: "I've got a bracelet, too."
PBS ^ | 9/26/2008 | PBS

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.


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KEYWORDS: 2008debates; baracelet; bracelet; debate; debates; mccain; mccainpalin; obama
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To: kingattax
I dunno, I really like the snipe about "you _never_ say those things out loud" .

It was as if he just handed obammy a lesson in big dog politics... and it made obammy look like an intern being scolded.

201 posted on 09/26/2008 9:39:18 PM PDT by FunkyZero
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To: nymomx2

I saw Obama smirking. I also believe I heard him mutter “Not True” several times, on things that as far as I know were true. I also saw him look at notes for the soldier’s name. At several points he also seemed flustered.

McCain was smiling and seemed confident. Though he did smirk once or twice himself.


202 posted on 09/26/2008 9:43:28 PM PDT by Hawk1976 (It is better to die in battle than it is to live as a slave.)
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To: higgmeister
I clearly saw McCain had a bracelet on his wrist when he started talking about it. Barack’s counter was very lame and as close to a gaffe either made tonight.
203 posted on 09/26/2008 9:46:26 PM PDT by eggman (Obama is now The Zero. He used to be The One but he added Biden.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

AWESOME!


204 posted on 09/26/2008 9:48:27 PM PDT by frogjerk (MSM: We will not question Obama bin Biden...)
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To: gswilder
Excellent analysis!
205 posted on 09/26/2008 9:48:39 PM PDT by avacado (Obama's response to a crisis: "Call me if you need me...")
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To: Heart of Georgia

Only not a gaffe because most people won’t care.

I thought McCain left a point on the table there. He could have asked why an IL state senator’s opinion would matter on such an issue, and what did he risk by opposing it.


206 posted on 09/26/2008 9:50:21 PM PDT by Hawk1976 (It is better to die in battle than it is to live as a slave.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

You’ll get arrested if you set foot in Missouri.


207 posted on 09/26/2008 9:54:10 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("Ah! but it was something to have at least a choice of nightmares.")
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To: fastrock
McCain had the opportunity to hit a homerun on bailout questions with a clear and concise explanation of what the House conservatives are have as an alternative plan.

I was disappointed on that too. He could've hit a home run by saying the government takeover of the mortgage industry, as per the Bush-Obama plan, is unacceptable. And then explain the House Republican plan. Darn. I was so hoping...
208 posted on 09/26/2008 9:56:34 PM PDT by CottonBall
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To: SpookBrat

He was as conservative as a conservative would be on a lot of issues. Very strange. Won’t play well to his supporters.


209 posted on 09/26/2008 9:58:19 PM PDT by Ravi
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To: dinoparty
These ****ing MSM types are somehow spinning this in favor of Obama?????? Huh????? This is surreal.

BO could've wet himself on the stage and the MSM would still declare him the winner.
210 posted on 09/26/2008 9:59:19 PM PDT by CottonBall
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To: Florida native

I did think McCain was mistaken on the cost-plus contracts issue he mentioned.

Depending on what exactly you want, cost-plus may be the only way to get it. This type of contract is often used to produce experimental or prototype systems.


211 posted on 09/26/2008 10:00:05 PM PDT by Hawk1976 (It is better to die in battle than it is to live as a slave.)
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To: Ravi

I think that the Braclet Gaffe should be talked at every water cooler a freeper is at on Monday Morning.


212 posted on 09/26/2008 10:00:31 PM PDT by cruise_missile (''Edward-Jones -> Outrageous commissions for lousy investment advice!)
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To: cruise_missile

One other thing that bothered me was when Obama referred to President Bush as your president. I wish McCain would have said he’s your president too. Then he could have gone on and said Bill Clinton was my president even though he was from another party. IMHO


213 posted on 09/26/2008 10:02:35 PM PDT by Ravi
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To: Ravi

That’s because socialists don’t have presidents. They have a premier.


214 posted on 09/26/2008 10:04:47 PM PDT by cruise_missile (''Edward-Jones -> Outrageous commissions for lousy investment advice!)
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To: Ravi
One other thing that bothered me was when Obama referred to President Bush as your president.

Wasn't it Obama who said "that's what they do". That's what they do. I've had that said to me.

215 posted on 09/26/2008 10:05:35 PM PDT by Stentor (Obama is Bill Ayers' Renfield.)
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To: Hawk1976

I agree, Mac definitely missed a chance there. But I was disappointed that Brit or the panel didn’t bring it up.

It may not be a true gaffe, per se, but at the very least BO is trying to make it seem like he’s got more US Senate experience than he does. Either way, he should be called on it. Oh well.


216 posted on 09/26/2008 10:06:55 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia (McCain/Palin '08)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Love it!


217 posted on 09/26/2008 10:08:46 PM PDT by annie laurie (Check my FR homepage for patriotic McCain/Palin gear!)
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To: freeperkiki

I bet my favorite guitar, that Obama DOES NOT have a soldier’s bracelet. He made it up, as he made up what the mother “from Green Bay” told him: “Make sure what happened to my son doesn’t happen to anyone else”

Yeah, Barry, sure. Isn’t it funny, that is VERBATIM the same thing you were told by the “mother” who gave you the American flag lapel pin “from a dead soldier” that you wore for, what, 1 day??

I’m sure you’re keeping the bracelet in the same safe place you’re keeping that flag pin.

Geez this guy is irritating; I pray I don’t need to listen to his annoying speaking pattern: “speak, pause, WHO..., pause, speak, pause, THEN..., pause, speak...” for 4 years.

For a guy who’s so brilliant and gifted he sure speaks haltingly, when trying to think on his feet.


218 posted on 09/26/2008 10:09:42 PM PDT by NDpapajoe ("Our Country isn't what it once was" -- --Hopey Changerton 8-2008 speaking to a 7-yr-old little girl)
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To: Notwithstanding

I have a new tagline.


219 posted on 09/26/2008 10:10:52 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast ([Dukakis had a tank. Obama has a bracelet!])
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To: Florida native
Yep, Obama just went on and on in circles about doing this and that...but NEVER EVER explained HOW he's going to do or pay for any of it!

At one point I think Obama was trying to explain how the financial crisis might have some affect on "MY SPENDING" or something like that and I screamed at the TV that IT'S NOT YOUR MONEY! Liberals just don't understand that part of government. Politicians never have the same concern about taxpayer money as they do about their own money.

220 posted on 09/26/2008 10:18:58 PM PDT by eggman (Obama is now The Zero. He used to be The One but he added Biden.)
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To: mdittmar

LOL..:)


221 posted on 09/26/2008 10:22:27 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Lloyd227

he did show his bracelet very clearly


222 posted on 09/26/2008 10:23:05 PM PDT by northernlightsII
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To: Notwithstanding

His response was childish and embarrassing for him. Good for us however.


223 posted on 09/26/2008 10:28:24 PM PDT by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: Future Snake Eater

*LOL* Love the poster. Oh gosh I’m so wired I cannot sleep :) Hubby made me turn off the television so he could sleep I had to sneak my laptop in. Who can sleep after tonight. I’m so nervous about the polls though.


224 posted on 09/26/2008 10:37:15 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (My bracelet says Stand UP Chuck! - Take that Obamamamamama. :)~)
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To: gswilder

The Game changer would have been if McCain asked Barak Obama if he could tell us how many troops constituted a “Brigade” when Barak said he would increase the forces in Afghanistan by 2 “Brigades”

I can guarantee all of you that Barak would not have been able to answer that question and this race would be over


225 posted on 09/26/2008 10:44:57 PM PDT by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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To: Notwithstanding
Could someone please tell me if Obama was wearing his American Flag lapel pin?

My HDTV is too expensive to risk watching that POS for more than a few seconds at a time......

Unfortunately - even at my very advanced age, I STILL have anger management issues....

226 posted on 09/26/2008 10:50:58 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: river rat

He was wearing it... It was small enough that his pals at DU would not condemn him for it :-)


227 posted on 09/26/2008 10:56:48 PM PDT by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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To: Notwithstanding
Obama wanted eye contact with John McCain because he practiced his FL debate prep with the 'McCain' stand in, and his stand in gave Obama eye contact. Obama was a bully and they thought they could get McCain to go off on Obama in a way that would turn voters off. These fools are clueless about how seasoned John McCain is when it comes to handling Junior Senators.

Lawrence “LYING LIAR” just admitted that Jim Lehrer listened to O'Donnell's suggestion that JL get the candidates to loosen up by encouraging them to look at each other. Lawrence O'Donnell wrote the last episode of the West Wing, with a debate, and the candidates looked at each. JL actually took O'Donnell's advice which is pathetic and partisan in that the only reason Obama continued to look at McCain was to get a negative reaction from McCain.

Hollywood lefties don't know how to handle the real deal like John McCain. They tried to throw John McCain off by having him look at Obama and lose his temper.

Jim Lehrer taking suggestions from Lawrence O'Donnell needs to be blasted and ridiculed everywhere.

228 posted on 09/26/2008 11:02:44 PM PDT by ameagle
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To: Notwithstanding
"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. "

The economy matters somewhat; foreign policy matters somewhat; The obvious hypocrisy about the bracelet is monumental, a dealbreaker. Checkmate.

229 posted on 09/26/2008 11:05:40 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Palin/McCain 08- So let it be written, So let it be done!)
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To: CottonBall; albie; fastrock; GunnyHartman

When the third hanging-fastball went by McCain without him even taking a swing, I realized how bad it was.


230 posted on 09/26/2008 11:12:42 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: MJY1288
Thank you...

Somehow I knew the phony, lying poseur would....
He's so damned predictable.....and shallow.

McCain's staff should have prompted McCain to check for the lapel pin and ask Obama WHY he reversed his position on wearing the Flag and would he in future show proper respect for the Pledge of Allegiance.

231 posted on 09/26/2008 11:19:28 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Notwithstanding
No major gaffes by bambi????.....
By now you probably have heard about the Kissinger gaffe. He misrepresented Kissinger in his statements and McCain held him to the pavement on it. Kissinger has come out o McCains side on it.
232 posted on 09/26/2008 11:23:01 PM PDT by Bellflower (A Brand New Day Is Coming!)
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To: nobamanada

Obama is an egotistical child abeit cunning.


233 posted on 09/26/2008 11:28:44 PM PDT by TheThinker (It is the natural tendency of government to gravitate towards tyranny.)
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To: not2worry

His hair is so short. I wonder if he really does have the really curly hair of many African Americans or if it is actually straight and he doesn’t want to show it. I know you see earlier pictures of him with the afro but they may be photo cropped.


234 posted on 09/26/2008 11:30:23 PM PDT by Bellflower (A Brand New Day Is Coming!)
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To: Heart of Georgia
I wonder about most of the things Obama says he did. From what I know he just signed some things but he makes it sound like he spearheaded them. All of his leadership claims definately should be looked into.
235 posted on 09/26/2008 11:35:20 PM PDT by Bellflower (A Brand New Day Is Coming!)
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To: Gordon Greene

Lawyer Up! (look at my fresh out of the box tagline!)


236 posted on 09/26/2008 11:35:27 PM PDT by DariusBane (I've got a bracelet too :))
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To: All

We are screwed. Bob Dole did this same strategy of coming out like the civilized politician and never really went on the attack against clinton. Just have to face it, we have an obama presidency coming up. Thanks W for the next 4-8 years of being bent over and F*cked. All the polls are suggesting that Obama won this first debate, even the conservative right leaning polls. McCain took too long to heat up and when he did it was too little too late. First impressions are everything. F*ck!!!!


237 posted on 09/26/2008 11:39:10 PM PDT by 82ndABNOfficer
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To: roaddog727

Casualty bracelets are meaningless unless you wear them.

Why did he have to look at his notes? If he were honest about having one, he’d be wearing it.

Such unwashed Bullshit...

The whole thing about the bracelet needs to be on utube. Is it yet?


238 posted on 09/26/2008 11:41:16 PM PDT by Bellflower (A Brand New Day Is Coming!)
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To: GunnyHartman

“You’re obviously underestimating the stupidity of the American sheeple. I hope you’re right...but I’m pooping my pants right now”

well, just change your shorts...I pray we’ll be alright. I’m looking forward to the Palin/Biden debate and hope Biden (aka ‘the gaffe’ master) gives big that night.

God had such a hand in the formation of our country, I sure he doesn’t let us screw it up too badly with this election.


239 posted on 09/26/2008 11:48:07 PM PDT by AprilfromTexas
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To: The Sons of Liberty
I doubt that he has looked at it since he was given it this morning.

Fixed it for ya.
240 posted on 09/26/2008 11:48:24 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud Rush Conservative leaning toward the McCain/Palin ticket now!!)
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To: chris_bdba

He didn’t look at his notes, he was reading from the bracelet itself! At least that’s what it looks like in the video snips I’ve seen on youtube tonite!


241 posted on 09/26/2008 11:52:25 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud Rush Conservative leaning toward the McCain/Palin ticket now!!)
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To: Bellflower

It’s sort of creepy the way he takes credit for things he didn’t do - and more than likely didn’t even support the efforts of others.

I seriously believe he’s not in touch with reality.


242 posted on 09/26/2008 11:55:42 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia (McCain/Palin '08)
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To: Notwithstanding
...another line this puppet uses that irks me to no end is the line...”you know what?”...or “guess what?”.
“You know what?”..is something your hear from a 5 year old on Christmas morning when he wants to show you his present.
243 posted on 09/26/2008 11:56:17 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: river rat

My HDTV is too expensive to risk watching that POS for more than a few seconds at a time......

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lollollolroflmao ..... SEMPER FI.


244 posted on 09/27/2008 12:05:32 AM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: tpanther

Fox seems to be trending leftward much more of late.


245 posted on 09/27/2008 12:16:59 AM PDT by TheThinker (It is the natural tendency of government to gravitate towards tyranny.)
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To: Notwithstanding

The Braclet Moment is a perfect distillation of 0bama.
Fraudulent concern that is little more than political posturing.
He has a bracelet, but he doesn’t even know the name on it.
But we’re supposed to believe that he really, really cares.


246 posted on 09/27/2008 12:18:13 AM PDT by counterpunch (Jim Jones was a Community Organizer)
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To: Notwithstanding

So disingenuous.


247 posted on 09/27/2008 12:23:05 AM PDT by TheThinker (It is the natural tendency of government to gravitate towards tyranny.)
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To: TheThinker
Fox seems to be trending leftward much more of late.

..not so,Megyn Kelly has been wiping the floor with liberal pundits lately, she nails them all the time on lies and spin

248 posted on 09/27/2008 12:32:36 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

She’s just so hot. They should give her her own network.


249 posted on 09/27/2008 12:37:17 AM PDT by TheThinker (It is the natural tendency of government to gravitate towards tyranny.)
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To: TheThinker
that's not out of the realm
250 posted on 09/27/2008 12:39:11 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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