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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: GatorGirl
Brokaw has also been horrible. He's let Obama practically run the debate.

I'm surprised Brokaw hasn't said, "Yes, Dear Leader!"

3,901 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:17 PM PDT by Boagenes (I'm your huckleberry, that's just my game.)
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To: LongsforReagan

I believe so.

I am hoping Bambi screws up so loudly that he puts himself out.


3,902 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:20 PM PDT by HonestConservative (Go Baroke with Barack)
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To: WillVoteForFood
GET OVER TO THE DRUDGE POLL, NOW!!
3,903 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:20 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I Love The Smell Of Schmidt Storm in the Morning...and Afternoon....and at Night!!!!!)
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To: LUV W

So, IOW, Brojaw is the french maid whore for the democrat party.


3,904 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:20 PM PDT by rintense (Chuck Norris wears Sarah Palin pajamas.)
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To: valkyry1
0bama is loosing it

He really is. The left wing kook websites will love it, but this could really bury him with the sane general public

3,905 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:20 PM PDT by hugorand
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To: Osage Orange

I’ll get Osama, but unlike That One I won’t telegraphy my moves.


3,906 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:24 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: txflake

Nice bunch John!!!! Be irresponiable and tell the enemy what your going to do on TV!!! Obama such a duuufus


3,907 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:26 PM PDT by Ugot2Bkidding
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To: Onerom99
OBAMA GETTING VERY IRRITATED!!!!!!!!

You see that scrunch and the crossed hands? He's pissed ... and craven looking.

And so Obama immediately advocates running away with more troops .... what a freakin coward.

3,908 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:26 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (McCain/Palin 2008 : Palin the Paladin 2012)
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To: HamiltonJay

no doubt-Obama ain’t got a clue on foreign policy


3,909 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:28 PM PDT by hercuroc
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To: dandelion

Obama looks sick. He purses his lips in a small smile when he’s not on familiar ground - kind of like a kid caught doing something wrong.


3,910 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:29 PM PDT by sageb1 (Feminism is dead. Long live Palinism!)
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To: relee
No - That Barry has a small "stick"
3,911 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:32 PM PDT by grobdriver (Let the embeds check the bodies!)
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0bama is making me throw up in my mouth...I cannot survive 4 years of this steaming pile.


3,912 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:32 PM PDT by clintonh8r
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To: WillVoteForFood
GET OVER TO THE DRUDGE POLL, NOW!!
3,913 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:32 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I Love The Smell Of Schmidt Storm in the Morning...and Afternoon....and at Night!!!!!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

WOW! I can’t believe the volume on this site tonight. (6-8-10 posts per second) Not a single hitch or hang on re-fresh. Thank you Jim Robinson for the recent server upgrades. Good job!


3,914 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:32 PM PDT by READINABLUESTATE (Hold your nose and just do it.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Green behind the ears? It’s supposed to be wet behind the ears isn’t it?

At least McCain is showing a bit of humor here and there. 0bama just sounds serious all the time. Still he is more polished and if style is how soft headed people make their decision then he has won. Not that McCain has given us much to cheer about tonight anyway.


3,915 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:32 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: just me

But he has a smirk on his face like a spoiled 16 year old who thinks they know everything. And yes, I know that from experience!


3,916 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:34 PM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: sandyeggo
ME ToO - and Romney was my second choice.

Actually, I wanted Hunter/Bolton ...now THAT would have been MUST SEE TV!

3,917 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:34 PM PDT by NordP (PALIN POWER: She's Reagan in heels, Teddy Roosevelt in a dress & like Rummy at a press conference!)
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To: Warlord

I think Luntz’ group did fine - the media spun it a different way. Their response was honest, immediately following the vp debate.


3,918 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:36 PM PDT by GOPPachyderm
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To: Tribune7

Brokaw with another fair question that actually helps McCain: Plans for Afghanistan v. the commander’s claim that we have essentially lost. I expect McCain to do well here.


3,919 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:36 PM PDT by MathDoc (Obama: "end the war" ... or McCain/Palin: "win the war" ... easy choice)
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To: rintense
See new tagline. Thanks

Nam Vet

3,920 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:38 PM PDT by Nam Vet (Obama: "Talk loudly and bring tea. " (Tagline courtesy of rintense))
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To: LUV W

Maybe it’s above Brokaw’s paygrade to keep this fair and balanced.


3,921 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:39 PM PDT by ninergold3 (By Election Day I'll Be An Anorexic/Alcoholic. . .Stress Sucks!)
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To: Libertina

Obama talks in circles and no one knows what he says, and he takes more than his time allowed. He is SPOILED, he is HATEFUL and he my friends, has ZERO LEADERSHIP!


3,922 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:41 PM PDT by JFC
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To: All

If you own a firearm or know someone who does...
DO NOT VOTE FOR OBAMA!!!

He will come and get them!
He will reinstate the AWB!


3,923 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:41 PM PDT by Spatha
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To: SE Mom
MEanwhile- I’m fed up with all the damn trolls here tonight and this is the MOST boring debate ever. Brokaw is horrible too.

What are the trolls saying? That the debate is boring and McCain isn't lighting their fire?

3,924 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:45 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: Onerom99

but I’m not going to telegraph my punches.”

great line

now how about a quick sucker punch John!


3,925 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:49 PM PDT by 1curiousmind
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To: Steve_Seattle
I think McCain will get a modest bounce from this debate.

Your analysis is sound. Obama has no specifics on most issues. He talks vision, but has little in the way of specific plans.

3,926 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:52 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: pgkdan
someone could have told them tonight.

I was hoping he would. ...in vain, it appears. Imo it was his best shot at closing the gap.

3,927 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:53 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: just me

Obama is just looking totally lost now, I hope people are paying attention.


3,928 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:54 PM PDT by ElCid89 (Choose Substance)
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To: Political Junkie Too

How about pulling our troops from Germany and other places?


3,929 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:58 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Mom's home... and she's pissed. Go Sarah! Mc name names, make them famous.)
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To: ElCid89

I can’t even believe Nobama when he says, “I’ll be very brief.”


3,930 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:59 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: eeevil conservative

That guy in the front row, with the white shirt and black and white tie is still asleep. Wow.


3,931 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:59 PM PDT by relee ('Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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To: sageb1

“Did McCain just imply that Obama carries a small stick?”

At least Mac can’t be accused of falling back on crude racial stereotypes.


3,932 posted on 10/07/2008 7:18:59 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Miss Behave

You’re right, he lost his cool over the rules. How mature and “Presidential”!


3,933 posted on 10/07/2008 7:19:01 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

DONE!


3,934 posted on 10/07/2008 7:19:02 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could be Farts)
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To: HonestConservative

He thinks he is a Brit. he learned it on CNN international


3,935 posted on 10/07/2008 7:19:04 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Off With her head.....)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Will you stop that !


3,936 posted on 10/07/2008 7:19:08 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Please pray daily for OUR Sarah.)
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To: waxer1

15 minutes left and no mention of Ayers


3,937 posted on 10/07/2008 7:19:08 PM PDT by kabar (.)
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To: sandyeggo

I hope McCain straightens him out on Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama is so clueless on both places.


3,938 posted on 10/07/2008 7:19:10 PM PDT by pctech
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To: manapua

That’s how Pakistanis and Arabs pronounce Pakistan.


3,939 posted on 10/07/2008 7:19:12 PM PDT by chet_in_ny
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To: Warlord

Luntz’s group did very well last week.


3,940 posted on 10/07/2008 7:19:14 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: TennTuxedo

“If you don’t like the debate, then leave idiot.”

I think you need to be careful...I’ve been here for over 8+ years and I’m a strong conservative. I have ALWAYS supported conservatives and I think it’s wrong for you to personally attack me.

And I’m NOT an idiot. I graduated Valedictorian of my high school class of over 425, top 1/5 of my college in just 3 years with honors classes, and from a top 20 law school - by the time I was just 24 by a month. I am NOT an idiot.

Nice that you rip me though...


3,941 posted on 10/07/2008 7:19:14 PM PDT by KeatsforFirstDog
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To: WillVoteForFood
GET OVER TO THE DRUDGE POLL, NOW!! If you have seen this for the 10th time and still not voted, take a hint! Get over there!
3,942 posted on 10/07/2008 7:19:19 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I Love The Smell Of Schmidt Storm in the Morning...and Afternoon....and at Night!!!!!)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Tally Ban would you like a Slurpee with your airstrike sir?


3,943 posted on 10/07/2008 7:19:22 PM PDT by Duaine (Peace is our profession....)
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To: kabar

You are so correct!


3,944 posted on 10/07/2008 7:19:26 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: silent_jonny

Indeed.

Will he send troops to Kenya to free Jerome Corsi?


3,945 posted on 10/07/2008 7:19:28 PM PDT by HonestConservative (Go Baroke with Barack)
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To: sandyeggo
McCain: I’m not going to telegraph my punches

A good point by McCain... and I sure hope he's also referring to punches that McCain-Palin will land on the snob in the coming weeks.

3,946 posted on 10/07/2008 7:19:28 PM PDT by manapua
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To: GeeMoney

“Pock-ee-Stahn”

maybe that is the way they say it in france...the fop style


3,947 posted on 10/07/2008 7:19:29 PM PDT by Taffini (Mr. Pippin and Mr. Waffles do not approve)
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To: Tribune7
Obama is losing it. LOLOL

He's going to find his strawberries with geometric logic.

A favorite movie of mine, btw. :-)

3,948 posted on 10/07/2008 7:19:33 PM PDT by DemforBush (Palin! Palin! Palin!)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature
Done. When I did it, McCain was winning with 72%.

Cheers!

3,949 posted on 10/07/2008 7:19:34 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: PA Engineer

Another 0’58”64 stopwatch answer by obowelmovement. (”I will be very brief” ROTFLMAO! Because he ran out of BS)


3,950 posted on 10/07/2008 7:19:35 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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