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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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1 posted on 09/26/2008 7:20:38 PM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: Notwithstanding

Ya, I notice that too. He didn’t know the name of the soldier off the top of his head, and it was so obvious he had to look it up.


2 posted on 09/26/2008 7:22:19 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Notwithstanding

Oh yeah. Bambi’s gettin’ schooled!!


3 posted on 09/26/2008 7:22:43 PM PDT by Apparatchik ("Hope" is not a course of action. "Change" is a not a policy.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I know! What a baby!


4 posted on 09/26/2008 7:22:57 PM PDT by nobamanada
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To: Notwithstanding

Oh yeah. Bambi’s gettin’ schooled!!


5 posted on 09/26/2008 7:23:17 PM PDT by Apparatchik ("Hope" is not a course of action. "Change" is a not a policy.)
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To: Notwithstanding

The debate started slow. I was a little worried McCain was not going to go on the offensive. After a half hour McCain turned in to a freaking pit bull. He is scoring points left and right. Obama is on the defensive and sounding amazingly naive.


6 posted on 09/26/2008 7:23:19 PM PDT by yazoo
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To: Notwithstanding

I went to a high school football game. Who won and why? By win, I mean convinced the ignorant undecided 10% still persuadable voters?


7 posted on 09/26/2008 7:23:57 PM PDT by Diago (The Truth About Margaret Sanger at http://margaretsanger.blogspot.com/)
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To: Notwithstanding

He’s clearly a moron and that’s one of his good points.


8 posted on 09/26/2008 7:24:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Paying taxes for bank bailouts is apparently the patriotic thing to do. [/sarc])
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To: Notwithstanding

McCain has managed to bring out Obamma’s youth and inexperience. BO is NOT presidential material.


9 posted on 09/26/2008 7:25:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Barack Hussein Osama is a liar.)
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To: Notwithstanding

He really should have waited his turn until 2012 or beyond.

Why does the DNC keep running further leftists each election?

Gore to Kerry to Obama.

At this rate we are going to keep the White House and regain Congress in 2010.


10 posted on 09/26/2008 7:25:30 PM PDT by alisasny (Support McCain/ Palin right now and forget about the Obama Mess!)
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To: Notwithstanding

They better watch it... I’ve copyrighted the phrase, “I’ve got a bracelet too”

Where’s a good lawyer when you need one?


11 posted on 09/26/2008 7:25:34 PM PDT by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - Me... I'm ignorant but I do know this; God is our only hope!)
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To: Notwithstanding

What a dork!


12 posted on 09/26/2008 7:26:47 PM PDT by 2dogjoe (Have a Blessed Day)
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To: Notwithstanding

What a dork!


13 posted on 09/26/2008 7:26:49 PM PDT by 2dogjoe (Have a Blessed Day)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

You’re absolutely correct!! 0sama 0bama didn’t even know the soldier’s name! I doubt that he has looked at it since he was given it.


14 posted on 09/26/2008 7:26:50 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Just your average "Whitey" - bitterly clinging to my guns and religion.)
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To: Diago

No major gaffes by bambi, but McCain gives the impression of a seasoned and accomplished giant and Obama gives the impression of an empty defensive talking point.

Obama on defense the whole time.
Not a good night for Obama.

McCain looked like a seasoned statesman.


15 posted on 09/26/2008 7:27:11 PM PDT by Notwithstanding (Obama/Biden: the "O" stands for Zero Executive Experience & Zero Accomplishments)
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To: Notwithstanding

Puhleeze, we’re getting our ass kicked. Osama, er...Obama is far better coached. We’re doomed!


16 posted on 09/26/2008 7:27:25 PM PDT by GunnyHartman (Proud Infidel)
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To: Notwithstanding

Just heard Obama say something to the effect that HE informed the current administration about Russian peacekeepers in South Ossetia. HA-HA. I’m sure Bush hadn’t heard about this from ANY of his intelligence services until Barry called.


17 posted on 09/26/2008 7:27:59 PM PDT by DesertSapper (God, Family, Country . . . . . . . . . . and dead terrorists!!!)
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To: Notwithstanding

Not only do I have a bracelet too, but I stood up for Chuck. Can I be President?


18 posted on 09/26/2008 7:28:06 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan ("I have a bracelet too, from uhh, umm, well, umm I have a bracelet too!" Obamaamamamamamma)
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To: Diago
You mean these?

19 posted on 09/26/2008 7:28:27 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Notwithstanding

Puhleeze, we’re getting our ass kicked. Osama, er...Obama is far better coached. We’re doomed!


20 posted on 09/26/2008 7:28:35 PM PDT by GunnyHartman (Proud Infidel)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

It’s hard to think of others when you’re obsessed with self.


21 posted on 09/26/2008 7:28:41 PM PDT by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: Notwithstanding
“I've got a bracelet too.”

I'm so livid at him I can't see straight. He used the bracelet of a deceased Veteran, whose name he couldn't even remember to bolster himself? What a...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

22 posted on 09/26/2008 7:29:52 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Marriage=1 man+1 woman! Vote "YES" on Prop 8, amend the Calif. State Constitution this November.)
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To: Notwithstanding

I couldn’t bear to watch the whole thing because Hussein makes me want to damage my television.

Every time I checked in, he was saying, “Senator McCain is absolutely right.”


23 posted on 09/26/2008 7:30:06 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("[Obama acts] as if the very idea of permanent truth is passe, a form of bad taste"-Shelby Steele)
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To: Gordon Greene
They better watch it... I’ve copyrighted the phrase, “I’ve got a bracelet too”

I'm circulating this around. Hope I don't need to pay you royalty fees!

24 posted on 09/26/2008 7:30:40 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (My freq'n head hertz...)
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To: GunnyHartman

Obama is too scripted and is blatantly lying about his record, especially on the finance section. I’m watching on CNN and they have a audience reaction bar. Surprise, surprise... it is breaking down largely along party lines. People see what they want to see.


25 posted on 09/26/2008 7:31:54 PM PDT by RochesterFan
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To: Gordon Greene

Are you really Lance Armstrong? - c’mon, admit it! Also - Sheryl Crow - huh?


26 posted on 09/26/2008 7:32:26 PM PDT by Apparatchik ("Hope" is not a course of action. "Change" is a not a policy.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Mega-dittoes! Nice work.

This will go down as Obama’s “I’ve got a bracelet, too” debate.


27 posted on 09/26/2008 7:33:09 PM PDT by Notwithstanding (Obama/Biden: the "O" stands for Zero Executive Experience & Zero Accomplishments)
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To: Notwithstanding

Agree with your assessment.

McCain is also very knowledgeable about the intricacies of world politics much better than I have heard any politician in some time.

With Obama, he just keeps coming back to Bin Laden as though he is the only threat we face.


28 posted on 09/26/2008 7:33:59 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA ("I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction" Obama, from Au)
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To: Notwithstanding

So far, I’m hoping Mrs. Palin will be able to bring us back to even. Osama...er...Obama is doing quite well I’m terrified to say! Yikes!


29 posted on 09/26/2008 7:33:59 PM PDT by GunnyHartman (Proud Infidel)
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To: GunnyHartman

“Puhleeze, we’re getting our ass kicked. Osama, er...Obama is far better coached. We’re doomed”!

...you’ve obviously never debated.


30 posted on 09/26/2008 7:34:19 PM PDT by albie
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To: Notwithstanding

Makes me wonder whether 0bama’s team didn’t somehow have a look at McCain’s debate material.


31 posted on 09/26/2008 7:35:01 PM PDT by KoRn (Barack Obama Must Be Stopped!!!)
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To: Notwithstanding; All

Did obama say shining beacon on a hill?


32 posted on 09/26/2008 7:35:01 PM PDT by mdittmar ((May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free))
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To: Notwithstanding

I wish I could think of a specific example, but several times, I heard a conservative answer and it was coming from the 0. Is he trying to appear less liberal? Did anyone else think this or did I make it up?


33 posted on 09/26/2008 7:35:04 PM PDT by SpookBrat (God is good)
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To: Notwithstanding

Summary: “Uh, Sorry Jim, but I have to butt in again.”


34 posted on 09/26/2008 7:35:32 PM PDT by discipler (Symbolically GREEN to do our part to save the planet.)
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To: GunnyHartman

are you watching the debate?


35 posted on 09/26/2008 7:35:58 PM PDT by republicangel
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To: albie

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


36 posted on 09/26/2008 7:37:17 PM PDT by GunnyHartman (Proud Infidel)
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To: yazoo

I’m curious, have you been listening or watching? I have been watching and I don’t feel good about how McCain did. Lehrer says they both got the same amount of time, but i feel like it has been all Obama. Sickening.


37 posted on 09/26/2008 7:38:12 PM PDT by discipler (Symbolically GREEN to do our part to save the planet.)
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To: albie

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


38 posted on 09/26/2008 7:38:23 PM PDT by GunnyHartman (Proud Infidel)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Pay up, pup!

And that’s a good one, by the way...


39 posted on 09/26/2008 7:39:13 PM PDT by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - Me... I'm ignorant but I do know this; God is our only hope!)
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To: Notwithstanding

Yes I too noticed that he stumbled on the name and had to look at his notes. Was anyone else p*ssed about him talking over McCain so often? I thought it showed him very rude and impatient.


40 posted on 09/26/2008 7:40:14 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Diago

You were at the game. You tell us.


41 posted on 09/26/2008 7:40:42 PM PDT by Radl (rtr)
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To: Notwithstanding
Okay, 37 minutes into the debate ZeroBama said "We can't do it."

I don't have the resources to pull this off, but someone has GOT to put together this montage:
"We can't do it."
"Yes, we can!"
"We can't do it."
"Yes, we can!"

42 posted on 09/26/2008 7:40:56 PM PDT by Bobarian (Green: It's the new Red.)
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To: RedRover

McCain’s got dogtags and Obama has an anklet.


43 posted on 09/26/2008 7:40:59 PM PDT by lilycicero (He should have a home monitoring device on his anklet wearing mandals self.)
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To: Notwithstanding

What about the Zero’s hairdo? Did anyone else notice? It distracted me by making me laugh out loud.


44 posted on 09/26/2008 7:41:04 PM PDT by ataDude
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To: Dilbert San Diego
"I've got a bracelet, too."

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.

After BHO said his "I've got a bracelet too" thing, I was truly waiting for McCain to pull his sleave up and follow with: "But, I'm wearing mine"

No such luck... he's ours and we're stuck with the man, but we truly picked the wrong man for our nominee. This is quite possibly the most boring debate I've ever witnessed, blah, blah, blah..... same things we've heard from the both of them all along, nothing new, no bold gigs, no mention of BHO's 'friends'...

Johnny should have stayed in Washington working on the bail out and sent Sarah to this debate.

45 posted on 09/26/2008 7:41:13 PM PDT by Lloyd227 (and may God bless Oriana Fallaci)
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To: Apparatchik

Lance? Nah... maybe Stretch Armstrong.

I don’t have what it takes to be Sheryl...


46 posted on 09/26/2008 7:41:25 PM PDT by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - Me... I'm ignorant but I do know this; God is our only hope!)
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To: GunnyHartman

Yep, that is how I was seeing it. It was disgusting. Obama got to “set the record state” and have the last word almost every instance. I was watching and not listening.


47 posted on 09/26/2008 7:41:54 PM PDT by discipler (Symbolically GREEN to do our part to save the planet.)
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To: alisasny

I’ve been wondering that, too. Clintoon was, at least, minimally towards the center. Gore was left of him and came close to winning but didn’t, Kerry was further left and lost by more. Obamy is even further left and will probably lose in a landslide.


48 posted on 09/26/2008 7:43:09 PM PDT by FishFace222
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To: Notwithstanding

That was lame.

The last part where Obama was talking about how America is not looked as a great country as we used to be pissed me off.
This jerk always puts America down, he can get bent!


49 posted on 09/26/2008 7:43:29 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Notwithstanding
McCain very cynically came with an "agenda list". As the debate progressed you could see him cross off the topics he'd intended to make points on.

Obama stutters a lot.

50 posted on 09/26/2008 7:43:35 PM PDT by muawiyah
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