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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: All

just said it. talk softly and carry a big stick


3,651 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:07 PM PDT by newnhdad (Naval Aviator or "community organizer", you make the call.)
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To: tioga

Tomorrow is garbage pickup day. I’m going to roll out the can to the street. Holler if anything happens.


3,652 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:07 PM PDT by AnnGora (I am unique. Just like everybody else.)
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To: Wild Irish Rogue; All
Not to ironically is the fact that the only truth Obama has stated all night is that he would Robin hood--redistribute-- the wealth of the country and steal from anyone who has anything and give it to his constituents.

Everything else he has said is basically a lie or half truth within a lie.

3,653 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:07 PM PDT by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: antivenom

Paw-kee-ston

Obama is pronouncing Pakistan, his beloved vacation spot , much differently than last debate.
Wait-I stand corrected-now, it’s Pockey Mom Stan.
SSSSSs, Aghhhhhhh.
Johnny MAC slams Barry the Muslim neophyte.


3,654 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:09 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: TexasGreg

“Paah-kee-staan”

Hearing Obama pronounce it like that is like nails on a chalkboard.


3,655 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:09 PM PDT by proud American in Canada ("We can, and we will prevail.")
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To: rintense

PAH-KEE-STAHN. Where the hell is that???

He’s a Muslim - not surprising at all!


3,656 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:09 PM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: TornadoAlley3

McCain — again on foreign affairs - looking and sounding presidential discussing diplomacy vs bombing.


3,657 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:11 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: onemiddleamerican

What has become of my beloved America? I feel sometimes like a foreigner in my own country: I speak clear English and no one understands me, press one for English and for all the others. The Pledge is treated with dishonor and no one wants to assimilate, they all retreat into their balkanized groups. If nothing is done to correct this free-fall into oblivion, frankly we reap what we sow./Just Asking - seoul62.


3,658 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:11 PM PDT by seoul62
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To: kjam22

troll


3,659 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:11 PM PDT by TurtleStink
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To: make no mistake

Mac just schooled Obambi on international relations..


3,660 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:11 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: BIOCHEMKY
Don't worry -- I bet they will tie that answer in with the news photos of the genocide in Kenya a night or two before the elections -- then mention the "family connection".

Cheers!

3,661 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:13 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: karpar

Obama is dangerous....far more dangerous than Jimmy Carter.


3,662 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:14 PM PDT by CASchack
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To: Moonlighter
How can Obama be so wordy and say nothing at all

Google Obama+SaulAlinsky

3,663 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:14 PM PDT by wardaddy (i can see now why despots always purge the media first.....if I had a rocket launcher)
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To: mylife

“Pockistan” Drink!

Just opened the Cabernet.........Can’t finish watching this without a buzz.


3,664 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:15 PM PDT by Minn. 4 Bush
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To: NoLibZone

Ever notice the way Obama pronounces the names some of the middle eastern countries? Says them with the inflection of a native.


3,665 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:17 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Did McCain just imply that Obama carries a small stick?


3,666 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:17 PM PDT by sageb1 (Feminism is dead. Long live Palinism!)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

My son wanted to know where the Pokemon were. LOL


3,667 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:20 PM PDT by ninergold3 (By Election Day I'll Be An Anorexic/Alcoholic. . .Stress Sucks!)
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To: rintense
I hope his peoples are listening.

He wants to move the troops from Iraq to Afganistan and of course, next there's Pakistan.

Obama is announcing he's going to attack Pakistan.

McCain is hitting him hard on this.

sw

3,668 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:20 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: MaxMax
McCain just gained some votes with the Jewish community.

We must never forget". Magic words.

Now Obama wants to invade Pakistan. McCain saying, why would you announce that?

3,669 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:20 PM PDT by AGreatPer (I want to see a birth certificate.)
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To: retrokitten

Absolutely no coddling.

But I’ll sit down for tea with them.


3,670 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:23 PM PDT by 1curiousmind
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To: FJB2

“God I wish America had done something about the Holacaust. How could we sit on our hands like that? I’m ashamed we did nothing during the 1940’s.”

WHERE have you been LIVING UNDER A ROCK?!!!! America and her allies liberated all of Europe from Hitler’s grasp the actions of American troops are the ONLY reason we are NOT ALL saying Seig Heil!!! TODAY....what an idiot!!!


3,671 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:23 PM PDT by BIOCHEMKY (I love liberty more than I hate war.)
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To: sandyeggo

THANK you.

I voted Duncan Hunter. This hyper-troll BS that I don’t want to jump up and down and have an orgasm over a RINO doing poorly in a debate.

I KNOW JimRob won’t ban me, he feels the same way. Hell he practically called him a traitor over the Internet censorship attempt.


3,672 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:24 PM PDT by Crazieman (RIP USA. Killed by demonrats and RINOs like McLame. Welcome to the USSA)
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To: krunkygirl

Zero should know about destablization...that what the Rats have done to this country with their sub-prime crap!!!


3,673 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:24 PM PDT by Gasshog (eyes open, mouth too - tough!)
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To: HonestConservative
Sadam was murdering his own people. That doesn’t count.

Obama explains that Iraq "had nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks"

Niether does Darfur or Rwanda, but Obama says we need to send our troops in there.

3,674 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:29 PM PDT by silent_jonny (it's O-ver)
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To: bigbob
“Pock-eh-stahn”

Uggh...that is so annoying!

3,675 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:29 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (My freq'n head hertz...)
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To: STARWISE
Hussien wants to impose "democracy" in pakistan ?

might as well just hand it over to Al Qaeda then

3,676 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:31 PM PDT by KTM rider (The solution is to stimulate the manufacture of goods in USA)
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To: traditional1

Obama: “Our top priorities are to kill Bin Laden and defeat Al Qaeda”.

Sorry Obama, your policies would do neither.


3,677 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:33 PM PDT by hugorand
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To: kjam22

McCain is doing fine. His answer about the nation’s security is strong. Very believable....Hussein’s answers are hackneyed.


3,678 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:33 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (A vote for Hussein is insane!)
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To: TexasGreg
I guess he learned how to pronounce it when he visited while traveling on his Indonesian Passport??

Or when he was studying Arabic as part of his Islamic training...

3,679 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:35 PM PDT by TheBattman (A vote for the "lesser evil" is still a vote for evil!)
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To: Warlord
No. It's just that all of the d-bag carping is so tedious

Really? I find the criticisms of McCain very valid, and the deliberate glossing over of his moderate policies for the sake of political expediency to be tedious.

3,680 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:36 PM PDT by Terriergal ("I am ashamed that women are so simple To offer war where they should kneel for peace," Shakespeare)
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To: eeevil conservative

Congratulations, number 3000. McCain’s looking strong on defense.


3,681 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:38 PM PDT by AZLiberty (Obama can act presidential. McCain should be President.)
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To: bigbob

THAT ONE.

Went to Pock-eh-stahn.

3,682 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:39 PM PDT by They'reGone2000 (Lose the Zero. Get with the Hero. McCain.)
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To: arichtaxpayer

we’re gonna invade Pakistan? great idea, 6 star general Obmabi. Just great.


3,683 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:43 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: GeeMoney
Dude..or dudette.....FReeper etiquette takes a bit more intellectual energy than you are currently displaying.

Come back into the fold my fellow FReeper.

3,684 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:43 PM PDT by Osage Orange (" I did not have radical relations with that man, William Ayers. " -Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: 21twelve

opps- McCain just pronounced it TALL ee Bahn too.


3,685 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:46 PM PDT by 21twelve (Ever Vigilant, Never Fearful)
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To: MathDoc
Very good question: "I knew Melvin Laird. Melvin Laird was afriend of mine...."

Nice response by JMC.

Best,

Chris

3,686 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:47 PM PDT by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi says, "Jesus is Coming. Everybody look busy...")
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To: word_warrior_bob

bambi is debating a textbook knowledge type of debate. McCain is the real deal. Big difference. He speaks from experience.


3,687 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:48 PM PDT by jackv
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To: jennyjenny

Not move in with the kids...that is just cruel....

LOL!


3,688 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:48 PM PDT by padre35 (Sarah Palin is the one we've been waiting for..Rom 10.10..)
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To: BIGLOOK
Did Obama the Historically Challenged just say that if we could have prevented the Holocaust, we should have?


3,689 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:53 PM PDT by Libertarian4Bush (HEY OBAMBI - SARAH PALIN IS MORE OF A MAN THAN YOU ARE, AND MORE WOMAN THAN MICHELLE!)
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To: catfish1957

Well I don’t see it moving the masses so to speak. If you like style over substance, you go for Obama. If you are about substance over style, you’ll gravitate to McCain.

Maybe we might be splitting the Independents to one camp or the other tonite, but I think that’s the best we can hope for.


3,690 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:53 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (No prisoners. No mercy. Fight back or STFU!!!)
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To: eeevil conservative

Hey! Wheres Baraks Bracelet??? I see McCain's, Wheres Baraks???>


3,691 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:55 PM PDT by Bommer (Who was Obama's diction coach? Bevis or Butthead? Uhhhhhh.....)
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To: Robwin

O’bambi military strategy is to bore our enemies to death.


3,692 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:55 PM PDT by fhayek
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LMFAO McCain hit it... Talk softly, carry big stick.... Obama.... Talk Big, ...... use your imagination “soft stick” LMFAO!!!! GO MCCAIN/PALIN!!


3,693 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:55 PM PDT by VastRWCon (OBAMA: Call me if you need me. AMERICA: We dont need you.)
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LMFAO McCain hit it... Talk softly, carry big stick.... Obama.... Talk Big, ...... use your imagination “soft stick” LMFAO!!!! GO MCCAIN/PALIN!!


3,694 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:56 PM PDT by VastRWCon (OBAMA: Call me if you need me. AMERICA: We dont need you.)
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To: Ugot2Bkidding

Nope, not even Slick Willie could get it


3,695 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:56 PM PDT by hattend (Woohoo, Sarah clubbed Plugs like a bloated harp seal!!! He never knew what hit him!)
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To: freekitty
I think McCain has already won.

I disagree - this format has not favored McCain as much as I thought it would - McCain comes across as clunky at times - not as stuttery as Osama, but just not smooth. McCain keeps repeating a few phrases, and like in Palin's debate, it comes across as silly once you use it too much (not just the "my friend" bits either although those sound funny now - if you were playing one of the debate drinking games, you'd be drunk by now).

That said, McCain can still win if he hammers Obama with the economy and with taxes. McCain has got to drive it home that this election is about the economy and about taxes, and if he doesn't, undecideds are going to vote with their wallets and vote based on what they see the markets doing.
3,696 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:56 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: DouglasKC

And New-cue-lar. ;)


3,697 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:58 PM PDT by Moonlighter (.)
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To: CASchack

You’re right, and I think the more Obama talks about terrorism he’s showing how stupid he is about it, going after and killing terrorist in “Pakistan”! How will troops crossing into Pakistan and go into the mountains?


3,698 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:58 PM PDT by WmShirerAdmirer
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To: manapua
I smell a big *Pakistan* smackdown coming from McCain.

Obama is CLUELESS.

3,699 posted on 10/07/2008 7:13:59 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: TexasGreg

Really, because with your attitude I doubt you’re doing the McCain campaign much good.


3,700 posted on 10/07/2008 7:14:00 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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