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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: eeevil conservative

He’s like the annoying kid in the classroom who doesn’t raise his hand!


4,001 posted on 10/07/2008 7:20:48 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: walkwu
He’s better at saying nothing better than anyone else...

"If a person has nothing to say, the very least he can do is to shut up!" -- Tom Lehrer.

4,002 posted on 10/07/2008 7:20:48 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: WillVoteForFood

Oh hell, I clicked on the Obama button accidentally! Somebody have their pet vote to offset my vote...


4,003 posted on 10/07/2008 7:20:51 PM PDT by GipperGal (Moose Burgers and Alaska Amber for everyone on November 5th!)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

FReeped.


4,004 posted on 10/07/2008 7:20:51 PM PDT by clintonh8r
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To: MathDoc
How to fix A-stan? That one will withdraw troops over time. He will tell Karzai how to get the support of his own people.

McCain - Petraeus just took over, and will apply the strategy that One said wouldn't work in Iraq to A-stan.

4,005 posted on 10/07/2008 7:20:51 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: mlocher

I’d like a right to the my hard earned money that the feds take away from me each and every day. With that money I could buy a lot of “rights” of all kinds.


4,006 posted on 10/07/2008 7:20:54 PM PDT by Chgogal (Voting "Present" 130 times might be a sign of a smart politician. It is not a sign of a good leader.)
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To: chet_in_ny

He claims to be an American, last time I heard, but, oh that’s right, he is a citizen of the world.


4,007 posted on 10/07/2008 7:20:57 PM PDT by HonestConservative (Go Baroke with Barack)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Can you link? I can’t find anything on the main Drudge page about a poll?


4,008 posted on 10/07/2008 7:20:59 PM PDT by myprecious
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To: ladyvet

Right there with you Ladyvet - mines a 17YO girl. God be with us both! LOL


4,009 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:02 PM PDT by ninergold3 (By Election Day I'll Be An Anorexic/Alcoholic. . .Stress Sucks!)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Geezus! ENOUGH WITH THE DRUDGE POLL!


4,010 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:03 PM PDT by Bommer (Who was Obama's diction coach? Bevis or Butthead? Uhhhhhh.....)
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To: silent_jonny
THIS THREAD NEEDS MORE GIANT RED LETTERS
4,011 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:05 PM PDT by retrokitten (We make us laugh- silent_jonny)
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To: MaxMax

I hope they do some real fact checking...Yeah, Obama was trying to break the rules...You could tell the moderator was ever so sorry to tell him no...but I did like Brokov telling Obama (and the audience) “ we did establish rules that both sides agreed to” Obama looked like a kid being reprimanded by his 1st grade teacher.


4,012 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:09 PM PDT by caffe (please, no more consensus)
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To: BIGLOOK
A moral obligation......
Did Obama the Historically Challenged just say that if we could have prevented the Holocaust, we should have?
Was the history of WWII taught at Punahou, at Harvard?


I was screaming when he said that. We DID intervene in the Holocaust. We defeated the Nazis! That ended the Holocaust.

However, had Obama been president during WWII, we'd be speaking German or Japanese now.

4,013 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:13 PM PDT by beagleone
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To: JFC

Well Drudge has McCain up 70-27 %.


4,015 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:15 PM PDT by pctech
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To: Centurion2000

Yeah, he’s starting to suck hard. McCain’s still underwhelming, but Obama’s unraveling. Big shock, considering there’s no “there” there.


4,016 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:18 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (My freq'n head hertz...)
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To: AnnGora

Same reason he doesn’t help his brother. He has a chip missing... trust me.


4,017 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:22 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Mom's home... and she's pissed. Go Sarah! Mc name names, make them famous.)
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To: kabar

This is just disappointing. McCain has so much he could attack Obama on and he just doesn’t. He needs to energy as well. Wake me when it’s over. Ugh.
Give me PALIN any day!!


4,018 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:22 PM PDT by amutr22
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To: All

McCain saying he looked at Putin and saw 3 letters: k-g-b.


4,019 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:25 PM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: mylife

“Lets talk about your bomber buddies BArck”

I hope we don’t get thru the debate without Ayers being mentioned...


4,020 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:25 PM PDT by Minn. 4 Bush
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To: pulaskibush

I’ve noticed that, thanks for validating what I thought I saw.


4,021 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:30 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: Spatha

AWB.....of course Biden was hip deep in that as well.


4,022 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:34 PM PDT by padre35 (Sarah Palin is the one we've been waiting for..Rom 10.10..)
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To: Spatha

Brokaw is giving an advantage to McCain. Looks like the last part of this debate will be on Foreign Policy.


4,023 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:35 PM PDT by Vision Thing (obambi vs. McZilla)
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To: retrokitten

Could use a little cow bell too.


4,024 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:37 PM PDT by Fawn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxhYampIl7A)
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To: GatorGirl

yes. he’s finishing strong...hopefully a sign for the next 4 weeks.


4,025 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:41 PM PDT by 1curiousmind
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To: Blogger
ROFLOL!!

Not to mention the old ear wax..and used "milky way" products.

4,026 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:41 PM PDT by Osage Orange (" I did not have radical relations with that man, William Ayers. " -Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: ElCid89

Had to add my own $.02 here...NO FREAKING WAY OBAMA HAS WON THIS. If polls show he did...then we know all is lost in this country. McCain has wiped the floor with him.


4,027 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:41 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Forget the 3AM phone call. Obama can not even answer the phone at 3PM.)
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To: wardaddy
So much for being a moderator. Brokaw is so in awe of Obama its dripping out of my TV. Obama is setting the agenda and demanding more time, all the time!

I wish they would put the lights up on the screen so it would be obvious who is ‘Cheating’ and not leave it up to the Moderator.

4,028 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:41 PM PDT by TCats
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To: jennyjenny

If we’re going to expect Russia to be humane then we need to expect it from China as well. Why pick one over the other, oh and toss in NK as well.


4,029 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:46 PM PDT by Netizen (If McCain really put 'Country First' he'd have been working on securing our borders.)
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To: myprecious

http://www.drudgereport.com/


4,030 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:50 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could be Farts)
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To: Libertarian4Bush
HE NAILED HIM !

Pushing on "he will NOT admit he was wrong about the Surge!"...

Osama will ignore the challenge, and will NEVER admit it (loses his Leftie Loon base wacko's if he does...)

4,031 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:50 PM PDT by traditional1 ("The American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery")
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To: JFC

Now he is piling on with Putin and his eyes say KGB. Talking about Russia looking at the Ukraine. Penalities for this type of behavior for Russia.

Finally a decent question.


4,032 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:54 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER -- VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: nutmeg

Not ONE person is curious about Zero’s associations? Not One? Were all of the questions pre-screened??? Ugh, McCain’s going back to the same shiite he spoke about last time... Come on, POUND Zero Hussein!!! 10 MINUTES left


4,033 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:54 PM PDT by NYC Republican (In furiate the MSM- vote for Palin/McCain)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Thank you for your subtle hint. Just voted. ;-)


4,034 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:54 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: JFC

I love the optimism. This is what we need over the next few weeks. Keep it up. Brokaw stinks in this format but McCain’s answers are better.


4,035 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:54 PM PDT by newnhdad (Naval Aviator or "community organizer", you make the call.)
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To: zwerni

“i kind of miss the bill clinton days...”

Ahh, Buddhist monks, funny money, Monica, stained blue dresses...it was a lot of fun, wasn’t it?


4,036 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:54 PM PDT by AnnGora (I am unique. Just like everybody else.)
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To: flintsilver7
He seems far too frustrated.

The little bastard gets very irritated when people don't accept his words and he has to further explain. Maybe that is why he was a lousy lawyer.

4,037 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:56 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: higgmeister

“Obama Mixed Metaphor alert!
Still green behind the ears!”

And he’s all wet on the issues. ;)


4,038 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:56 PM PDT by proud American in Canada ("We can, and we will prevail.")
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To: tnvol01

Threw Biden under a bus, so to speak?


4,039 posted on 10/07/2008 7:21:56 PM PDT by hattend (Woohoo, Sarah clubbed Plugs like a bloated harp seal!!! He never knew what hit him!)
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To: DocT111

McCain has done very well and has pretty much had Obama on the defensive all night...


4,040 posted on 10/07/2008 7:22:00 PM PDT by LowOiL (Tagline: Optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: hugorand

watching on CNN, it doesn’t seem that McCain is connecting with the “uncommitted Ohio voters”. I am a bit worried - really wanted McCain to stick to to BHO.


4,041 posted on 10/07/2008 7:22:00 PM PDT by DataDink
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To: TornadoAlley3

Is it me or does the audience seem more engaged with McCain?


4,042 posted on 10/07/2008 7:22:00 PM PDT by valkyry1 (McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: Terriergal
I call 'em as i see 'em.

The sleepers have been activated, and we ignore them at our peril.

Do you even know who Marshall Petain was? Comparing McCain to that quisling is beyond insulting.

4,043 posted on 10/07/2008 7:22:00 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

{{{{DRUDGE POLL}}}} WHO WON THE SECOND PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE?...

MCCAIN

70% 3,749
OBAMA

27% 1,429
NEITHER

3% 159

Total Votes: 5,337


4,044 posted on 10/07/2008 7:22:00 PM PDT by amom (rememberingTonk-always-Proud Blue Star Mom of a tanker somewhere near SadrCity Iraq)
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To: Irish Eyes
Luntz’s group did very well last week.

I'm guessing he'll produce a tie this time, leaving the impression that Obama has dodged a major bullet and retained a solid lead.

4,045 posted on 10/07/2008 7:22:01 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: proud American in Canada

why would you even SAY you’re green behind the ears? We want a green behind the ears C-I-C???


4,046 posted on 10/07/2008 7:22:01 PM PDT by merry10
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To: retrokitten
What about

COWBELL?


4,047 posted on 10/07/2008 7:22:02 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Don'cha wish your VP was HAWT like OURS?)
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To: eXe

Drudge poll has been freeped


4,048 posted on 10/07/2008 7:22:05 PM PDT by MNReaganite (Bobby Jindal for President)
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To: clintonh8r

Looks like Brokaw won’t give McCain an opening to bring up Ayers, Wright, etc. (not that he would, anyway).


4,049 posted on 10/07/2008 7:22:05 PM PDT by clintonh8r
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Stand Up Drudge Poll!


4,050 posted on 10/07/2008 7:22:05 PM PDT by YouPosting2Me
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