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PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE #2 LIVE THREAD
10/07/08

Posted on 10/07/2008 2:01:24 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3

While the two presidential candidates, Senators John McCain and Barack Obama, prepare for their second debate on Oct. 7 at Belmont University in Nashville, Tom Brokaw gets to sift through questions submitted by you. In addition to queries from a group randomly selected by the Gallup organization, Brokaw will be fielding questions submitted online at mydebates.org, the site created by the Commission on Presidential Debates and Myspace. The focus of the town hall-style debate will be domestic and foreign policy, Brokaw's specialties.



TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: 2008debates; bailout; debate; failout; financialcrisis; jumpingthegun; mccain; notbreakingnews; obama; obamatruthfile; prematurethreadage
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To: wardaddy

“Troll has been here 5 years longer than you with all due respect.”

So?


3,301 posted on 10/07/2008 7:04:58 PM PDT by GeeMoney (Hey Obama, it's God BLESS America!)
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To: retrokitten

That one is boring more the most. McCain is the beneficiary but I don’t know if the margin of victory will be significant.

I can’t wait to get back to Ayers.


3,302 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:02 PM PDT by Rumierules
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To: sandyeggo

McCain, tell Obama that we have not be attacked in 6 years!!! We have eliminated many of thouse who hate us. Obama you are WEAK and no leader!


3,303 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:02 PM PDT by JFC
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To: PhiKapMom
I heard they had 6,000 responses for questions, and these were the ones that were picked. Well, I think the choices are lousy.

However, it appears that McCain is more directly answering most of the questions. Obama hasn't. Obama jumps around and rarely gives a direct response. Even to Brokow's question about fixing SS and Medicare in two years...he said he hoped to do so, perhaps, in his first term, (lol) but he never said that he would focus on it. He just went off on some tangent.

3,304 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:02 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

I’ll never understand why everyone lets him say that Iraq had nothing to do with the terrorist attacks. The whole “Bush Lied” crap is the biggest travesty in recent history.


3,305 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:03 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Crazieman; Admin Moderator; Jim Robinson
SUCK IT TROLL! (post and tagline)
3,306 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:06 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I Love The Smell Of Schmidt Storm in the Morning...and Afternoon....and at Night!!!!!)
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To: Onelife Onecountry

Go peddle your comments elsewhere since you have been here such a short time.


3,307 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:10 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER -- VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

“I don’t remember the 1996 debates, but other than that, I think you’re right”

Amnesia can be a blessing.


3,308 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:10 PM PDT by AnnGora (I am unique. Just like everybody else.)
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Obama is an idiot.


3,309 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:14 PM PDT by VastRWCon (OBAMA: Call me if you need me. AMERICA: We dont need you.)
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To: nutmeg

Healthcare is not a “right”.
McCain was correct.


3,310 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:17 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: PA Engineer

Another 2’22”59 stopwatch answer by obowelmovement.


3,311 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:17 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: Wild Irish Rogue
McCain basically used Sarah Palin's "learning on the job" tag on Osama, saying efffectively that he don't know jacksh&t about peace-keeping,

and Osama is now saying they should save money by no wars, and hand that money out at home to his constituents!

3,312 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:17 PM PDT by traditional1 ("The American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery")
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To: pctech

Not your imagination...he’s done that a couple of times to attack McCain. Why isn’t McCain fighting back?


3,313 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:21 PM PDT by pgkdan
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To: Scarchin
Have at it........

But only if YOU think it's warranted.

Ha!!!

3,314 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:21 PM PDT by Osage Orange (" I did not have radical relations with that man, William Ayers. " -Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: TheBattman

“Children are cheap to insure!”

“Tell that to my old insurance carrier when my first daughter was born... 4 weeks in the NICU, then the following winter, monthly RSV preventive at $1200 a pop.... “

There are extraordinary circumstances but by and large the average child is very inexpensive to insure.


3,315 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:21 PM PDT by zwerni (*** PALIN/mccain 2008 ***)
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To: Centurion2000
rank amateur hippie pansy

you forgot to mention one that hangs out with terrorists.

3,316 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:22 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: GOPrincess

>>>But I hope you’re right and that he is appealing to moderates.<<<

Obama has swayed millions of moderates with his brand of BS - hope, change and no specifics. It may be too late
to appeal to moderates with the cool, calm, collected
approach.

Not a foaming at the mouth attack - but a more rapier like attack - quick jabs to the point....with a smile.


3,317 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:25 PM PDT by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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To: TornadoAlley3

As usual Obama attacks Iraq for having a surplus, he will destroy Iraq.


3,318 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:29 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Libertarian4Bush

‘so if I quit my job and move into mom’s basement, I should get free gubmint healthcare?!?!’

That is your right, according to Barry.


3,319 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:29 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: All

another obama 2:30 minute response allowed by brokaw...


3,320 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:31 PM PDT by TV Dinners (....there's nothing else to eat)
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To: 2111USMC

Obama agrees with McCain that we’re a force for good in the world. But there’s a ‘but’. Obama says we’re a declining economic power.


3,321 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:31 PM PDT by Vision Thing (obambi vs. McZilla)
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To: pgkdan

Obammi—once again not answering the question.

McCain has been right on military issues—Obammi has been trying to cut off support to the troops.

Zerobama—worrying about ten billion dollars a month when he just voted to give Wall Street a bailout equal to seven years of the Iraq War.

A small mind is a terrible thing to waste......


3,322 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:33 PM PDT by exit82 (The only person that could get me to vote for John McCain is Sarah Palin -God bless her)
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To: retrokitten

Yeah, but I think McCain has turned off fewer people than Obama.


3,323 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:33 PM PDT by Tribune7 (Obama wants to put the same crowd that ran Fannie Mae in charge of health care)
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To: nutmeg
I think McCain just lost the election.

Why do I get the feeling you've said this before with much less cause than Brokaw's trap questions?
3,324 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:35 PM PDT by Terpfen (To all you knee-jerkers: remember Rick Santorum.)
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To: All

So, Obama doesn’t speak to financial constraints on war...just that we’re only constrained by a “bad reputation” abroad.


3,325 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:35 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: tioga

You just answered why Obama said children are cheap to insure...BECAUSE there wouldn’t be any because the unborn have no rights. Thanks..you are a genious for pointing that out :)


3,326 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:36 PM PDT by lilycicero
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To: sball

*I* have a ~right~ to a cherry 1987 VW Scirocco 16V.

Pony up.

NOW.


3,327 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:38 PM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult is the soundtrack to the Revolution.)
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To: Trust but Verify

You’ve got it right, and getting beyond the close employer/tax-exempt health plan coupling, which of course was created by government meddling, is a key step in making market forces work.


3,328 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:40 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: MaxMax

Yes, I think he did. He also picked his earwax, the filthy, tasteless bastard.


3,329 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:40 PM PDT by manapua
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To: GatorGirl
Unfortunately the sheeplike masses buy into the “healthcare is a right’ mantra. How can we combat that?

Ask them about healthcare for pregnant women ... then point out that it is health care for the baby as well??

Clash of liberal talking points maybe.

3,331 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:41 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (McCain/Palin 2008 : Palin the Paladin 2012)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yes, and there are plenty of Obama soundbites from tonight that should show up in Republican ads in the coming days.


3,332 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:41 PM PDT by hugorand
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To: Para-Ord.45

Oh yes Obama, you care for our troops, it’s expensive and the surge didn’t work... but you want to do the same in Afghanistan. He’s hating on Iraqi money and wants to take it. Socialist to the bone.

Never in history has a country had a economic decline and keep it’s military superiority.

No he friggin didn’t say that.


3,333 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:48 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Mom's home... and she's pissed. Go Sarah! Mc name names, make them famous.)
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To: jackv

This would be a good point for McCain to come out and bash Bush a little to turn this constant Bush-linking against Noobama.


3,334 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:48 PM PDT by ParaVet93
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To: pctech

What loss of respect? That line is so old. It is only the global leftists who claim a loss of respect for America.


3,335 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:48 PM PDT by sageb1 (Feminism is dead. Long live Palinism!)
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To: Nasher
bama
3,336 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:48 PM PDT by smokingfrog ([:-) unfair, unbalance, always politically incorrect (-:])
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McCain: "...in his short career...and there's no time for on-the-job training."

That sure tweaked Obama. He's now visibly *upset* in how he's answering the foreign policy question.

3,337 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:50 PM PDT by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: Shortstop7

I’ve got the tv on in the other room. Doesn’t obama ever shut up?


3,338 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:50 PM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: CASchack

McCain is getting strong here talking about the good of this country.

_______________________

Something I believe that McCain believes and that trumps every other disagreement that I, or anyone else, should have with him!


3,339 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:51 PM PDT by KittenClaws
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To: Pharmer

“This is the WORST Presidential debate I have ever watched! BOTH SIDES!”

A number of pundits are live blogging the same sentiment.


3,340 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:52 PM PDT by vamoose
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To: AndyJackson
CC regulation is federal.

Actually... many states have laws that regulate many aspects of credit in general (including credit cards). Arkansas banks have some of the lowest interest rates on credit cards in the nation - why? Because Arkansas law sets a limit on interest rates banks operating in Arkansas (based in Arkansas) can charge. Of course, those accounts are a lot more difficult to get than one from a bank in NV or DE.

3,341 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:53 PM PDT by TheBattman (A vote for the "lesser evil" is still a vote for evil!)
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To: DouglasKC
Obama doesn't emphasize he would send the troops else where.

His people think they aren't going to have to go to war.

sw

3,342 posted on 10/07/2008 7:05:58 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: nutmeg
You have three too many letters at the end of your screen name.

McCain is defusing the typical liberal lies of "Big Corporate America" by talking over and over about SMALL business; and the part about going across state lines was GENIUS.

Most people have shopped on the internet or bought a car in another state to save money.

Obambi is getting softballs and gently losing on points.

He hasn't had a single substantive policy, or zinger, all night.

3,343 posted on 10/07/2008 7:06:00 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: diamond6

How can Obama be so wordy and say nothing at all?


3,344 posted on 10/07/2008 7:06:00 PM PDT by Moonlighter (.)
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To: anniegetyourgun
Obama caught lying again. McCain voted in favor of S-CHIP in 1997.

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=105&session=1&vote=00209

3,345 posted on 10/07/2008 7:06:02 PM PDT by Hoodat (Obama's only connection to the descendants of American Slaves is that his muslim ancestors sold them)
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To: ForbesFan
I only watched for the first 22 minutes, and he repeated the buying up mortgages line about four times.....

At least he's moved on to other stump-speech phrases.

3,346 posted on 10/07/2008 7:06:07 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: All
Here we go...invading Iraq....Troops, extraordinary....heroically..TOO BAD YOU HAD TO SHOT HOOPS BECAUSE YOU COULDN'T GET A PHOTO SHOT WITH A WOUNDED SOLDIER...YOU DISGUSTING PIECE OF GARBAGE!
3,347 posted on 10/07/2008 7:06:07 PM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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By the infestation of trolls on this thread, McCain is truly kicking the radicals butt.

GO MCCAIN-PALIN 2008!!!

Back to lurk mode while I watch Obama’s ego cause him to self-destruct and show his true self. HEALTHCARE IS A RIGHT - WHAT A SOCIALIST.


3,348 posted on 10/07/2008 7:06:09 PM PDT by Kitten1 (12/23/1898; 12/25/1901; 3/6/36; 6/25/39; 9/11/55 -- Your sacrifice is not forgotten.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

NOT A TROLL YOU COMMUNIST SOCIALIST SUPPORTING SYMPATHIZER!


3,349 posted on 10/07/2008 7:06:09 PM PDT by Crazieman (RIP USA. Killed by demonrats and RINOs like McLame. Welcome to the USSA)
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To: al baby

..Did Obama just say in the history of the world, a country never kept military superiority when its economy declined?

He really doesn’t know history much.


3,350 posted on 10/07/2008 7:06:10 PM PDT by mnehring
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