Skip to comments.PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE #2 LIVE THREAD
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.
“Troll has been here 5 years longer than you with all due respect.”
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.
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!
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.
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.
Go peddle your comments elsewhere since you have been here such a short time.
“I dont remember the 1996 debates, but other than that, I think youre right”
Amnesia can be a blessing.
Obama is an idiot.
Healthcare is not a “right”.
McCain was correct.
Another 22259 stopwatch answer by obowelmovement.
and Osama is now saying they should save money by no wars, and hand that money out at home to his constituents!
Not your imagination...he’s done that a couple of times to attack McCain. Why isn’t McCain fighting back?
But only if YOU think it's warranted.
“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.
you forgot to mention one that hangs out with terrorists.
>>>But I hope youre 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
Not a foaming at the mouth attack - but a more rapier like attack - quick jabs to the point....with a smile.
As usual Obama attacks Iraq for having a surplus, he will destroy Iraq.
‘so if I quit my job and move into momâs basement, I should get free gubmint healthcare?!?!’
That is your right, according to Barry.
another obama 2:30 minute response allowed by brokaw...
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.
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......
Yeah, but I think McCain has turned off fewer people than Obama.
So, Obama doesn’t speak to financial constraints on war...just that we’re only constrained by a “bad reputation” abroad.
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 :)
*I* have a ~right~ to a cherry 1987 VW Scirocco 16V.
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.
Yes, I think he did. He also picked his earwax, the filthy, tasteless bastard.
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.
Yes, and there are plenty of Obama soundbites from tonight that should show up in Republican ads in the coming days.
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.
This would be a good point for McCain to come out and bash Bush a little to turn this constant Bush-linking against Noobama.
What loss of respect? That line is so old. It is only the global leftists who claim a loss of respect for America.
That sure tweaked Obama. He's now visibly *upset* in how he's answering the foreign policy question.
I’ve got the tv on in the other room. Doesn’t obama ever shut up?
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!
This is the WORST Presidential debate I have ever watched! BOTH SIDES!
A number of pundits are live blogging the same sentiment.
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.
His people think they aren't going to have to go to war.
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.
How can Obama be so wordy and say nothing at all?
At least he's moved on to other stump-speech phrases.
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.
NOT A TROLL YOU COMMUNIST SOCIALIST SUPPORTING SYMPATHIZER!
..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.