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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: Blogger; kjam22
Couldn’t disagree more. Obama has no true substance. None.

So...?


Who gained more voters?

0bama.

4,251 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:08 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: Moonlighter
...the Vulcan from Star Trek Voyager.

Tuvok.
4,252 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:08 PM PDT by TexasGreg ("Democrats Piss Me Off")
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To: All

McCain: “Maybe.” A clever, well-delivered response that was actually funny and made complete sense.


4,253 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:10 PM PDT by MathDoc (Obama: "end the war" ... or McCain/Palin: "win the war" ... easy choice)
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To: Bluebird Singing

He just had to get that European word “petrol” in there!


4,254 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:10 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: SE Mom
That CNN “undecided voters” group is a complete set up. Pay them no mind. CNN has done this before- and they’ll do it again.

I agree. McCain only needs to gesture towards Obambi and those "uncommitted" Ohio votes tank the rating line.

Did you notice that Begala had given Obama 2 points before he even said a word?

4,255 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:13 PM PDT by Tatze (I'm in a state of taglinelessness!)
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To: jstolzen
Mac was HORRIBLE. Off. Wheezy. Weak. Obambi was strong, confident and did his typical happy talk that goes over with 99.99999% of the masses who pick Presidents like we pick the American idol. Bookmark my post and come back in 5 days - Obambi will likely widen the lead, as much as it chagrins/depresses me to say it.

I couldn't agree more. The election is over.

4,256 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:13 PM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: LowOiL

ROTFL!


4,257 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:13 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (This is no time to go wobbly.)
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To: mware

“LOL one of the people asked the priest is there was a devil. He said, “yes, he is having a debate right now with John McCain.”

LOL! Sounds like it could come from a movie - the old Irish priest gettin’ his lick in!


4,258 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:15 PM PDT by txzman (Jer 23:29)
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To: Fawn

Drill.


4,259 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:15 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Mom's home... and she's pissed. Go Sarah! Mc name names, make them famous.)
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To: eyedigress
It’s a deal he has with the drinking game players. He’s just being a sport. :^)

LOL! I'm glad SOMEBODY has a sense of humor.

...and his wife DOES have a beer distributorship.... ;)

4,260 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:15 PM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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To: Future Snake Eater

i honestly have no idea what this guy is saying...

he just talks and talks and babbles and babbles...


4,261 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:21 PM PDT by zwerni (*** PALIN/mccain 2008 ***)
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To: PA Engineer

Can we have a total speaking time of each at the end?


4,262 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:21 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Obama wants to raise taxes and kill babies. Palin wants to raise babies and kill taxes.)
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To: mlocher

Maybe He’s at Kate’s restaurant in Biden’s home town.... Nope, couldn’t be, that place closed down in the 80’s.


4,263 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:24 PM PDT by JacksonsDaddy (Stuck at work, watching the debate in the break room.)
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To: alancarp

Thats because he is a poser


4,264 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:29 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could be Farts)
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To: tnvol01

WHAT A MORON! If we become more energy-independent, Russia has less money for mischief?

HEY OBAMA! YES, YOU, YOU MORON! RUSSIA SHIPS OIL TO EUROPE, NOT THE UNITED STATES!!!

Does the idiot think the Russians beam it to us or something?


4,265 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:29 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama's propaganda is being fashioned by COMMUNISTS. That's enough for any American to stop him!)
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To: sandyeggo

Anybody have a “Don’t Blame ME. I voted for Hunter” sticker. Could go right below the Palin 2012 sticker.


4,266 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:31 PM PDT by 21twelve (Ever Vigilant, Never Fearful)
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To: LibertyRocks
Obama sounds like he has totally lost his way! He just said something about things over the last 8 years making us more safe? He really has lost it.

You're right, he's stammering and uh-uh-ing and generally nonsensical

4,267 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:33 PM PDT by hugorand
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To: Darren McCarty

McCarthy? I mean McCarty, whoops. At least I have a common last name.


4,268 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:34 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Detroit Lions suck)
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Obama thinks we need to surrender to Russia


4,269 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:34 PM PDT by woofie
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To: TornadoAlley3

This is Nashville? I’d expect to see folks dressed in Little Jimmy Dickens and Minnie Pearl duds. This ain’t no real Nashville.


4,270 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Don't let me interrupt your prayers for a suffering celebrity!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Tom, and my fellow Americans, I want to finish with this. Besides terrorism abroad, we have to worry about terrorism here. There is a man who is probably watching tonight in Chicago. Years ago, he and his group were responsible for bombing the Pentagon and other government buildings. Three police officers were murdered by the Weather Underground. Except for a premature detonation, one of their bombs would have killed may soldiers and their wives or girlfriends at a dance at Ft. Dix. I want to make my position clear. I will never serve on boards with a terrorist. I will never attend public discussions with a terrorist. I will never accept a campaign contribution from a terrorist. And I will never attend a fundraiser in the home of a terrorist. I wish my opponent would have felt the same.


4,271 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:41 PM PDT by doug from upland (8 million views of HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: TornadoAlley3

No way did that audience write those questions.

The first one seemed real, the rest seem fake, and just don’t fit with the people that are asking them.

Think about it. If you were sitting there at a presidential debate, and wrote a question that you may be called upon to ask of a candidate, wouldn’t you have it in your mind and be ready to ask it?? When the people are reading them, they don’t act like they know what they are going to say, as if they are reading from a script.

Call me paranoid. This all just doesn’t smell right.


4,272 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:44 PM PDT by KoRn ("Change": Come Help A Nitwit Get Elected)
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To: Sparky760

Obama just “tripped”? You’re being kind. This guy is an absolute joke on foreign policy. He babbled all over the place, it was UGLY!


4,273 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:51 PM PDT by Terrence DoGood
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To: clintonh8r

Not to worry,,,Sarah is on the case,,she will hit obama over and over. That lady is the official kick ass person inthe campaign.


4,274 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:51 PM PDT by cajungirl
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To: Lloyd227

McCain is adhering to the debate rules, Obama is being rude and hogging the time for him and McCain, too... plus Brokow is asking MTP questions and few from the audience.


4,275 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:51 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: mlocher; fieldmarshaldj; Cacique; rmlew; firebrand; AuH2ORepublican
McCain officially jumped the shark when he tried to cancel the first debate to attend to the bailout, without actually coming up with a plan of his own to justify his theatrics. Once that happened, I knew that it was basically over.

Please, let me eat my words. Please let McCain win this thing by a Flutiesque hail Mary!

4,276 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:52 PM PDT by Clemenza (PRIVATIZE FANNIE AND FREDDIE! NO MORE BAILOUTS!)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Whoo-Hoo LOVE Terry’s question!


4,277 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:53 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (Stand up, Chuck)
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To: Centurion2000

Frankly, get a principled constitutional conservative that is articulate and can speak to these issues.

America will respond to truth. McCain as long-time Senator knows nothing but compromise. Obama seems to be running circles around him from a debate perspective, but all his solutions are government oriented.

There have been so many openings to carry the day. Heck, both these guys know more about the “details” then I do, but I think I would have handed them their lunch in answering these softball questions outlining a philosophy of true conservative principles of limited government, decentralization of power, and Christian values of virtue, compassion, and sacrifice.

Unfortunately, we have the system we deserve. A government by the people for the people, and it doesn’t say much about the people.


4,278 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:57 PM PDT by ktupper
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To: All

McCain just accused Obama of starting the cold war with his yes answer. Good shot McCain!


4,279 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:58 PM PDT by Hanna548
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To: Atticus

totally agree. he was only down a few points going itno this, (and likely really tied when considering the Bradley effect.) he did well enough.


4,280 posted on 10/07/2008 7:26:59 PM PDT by 1curiousmind
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To: Darren McCarty

AWB?

The Average White Band?


4,281 posted on 10/07/2008 7:27:00 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (USMC- Guarding freedom around the world since 1775)
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To: sandyeggo

So, I see you got to post about 3 minutes AFTER I ran into a “this thread is locked” notice - WTF, over?


4,282 posted on 10/07/2008 7:27:02 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D. - "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: woofie
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4,283 posted on 10/07/2008 7:27:03 PM PDT by Azbushgal (Blessed be the name of the Lord!)
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To: Digger

WHATEVER!


4,284 posted on 10/07/2008 7:27:07 PM PDT by JFC
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Thank goodness only two more questions.


4,285 posted on 10/07/2008 7:27:07 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Spatha

Good question from the Chief!


4,286 posted on 10/07/2008 7:27:10 PM PDT by TankerKC (Those are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others.)
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To: All

Israel Question ...

Regardless of what the One says, he would probably wait for UN authorization.


4,287 posted on 10/07/2008 7:27:11 PM PDT by TexasGreg ("Democrats Piss Me Off")
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To: All

excellent so far on Israel..


4,288 posted on 10/07/2008 7:27:11 PM PDT by newnhdad (Naval Aviator or "community organizer", you make the call.)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Hah!

OBAMA COULDN’T VOTE YES OR NO, HE JUST VOTED PRESENT AGAIN!


4,289 posted on 10/07/2008 7:27:11 PM PDT by HonestConservative (Go Baroke with Barack)
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To: mlocher
I LOVE THE QUESTION
4,290 posted on 10/07/2008 7:27:11 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: hugorand

McCain actually hit a home run with the qualified “MAYBE” about Russia. BRILLIANT.


4,291 posted on 10/07/2008 7:27:14 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Silver Lining to McCain's Defeat: We can, at once, seize the GOP from RINO leadership & clean house.)
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To: Moonlighter

>>>That’s right up there with John Kerry’s 2004 ‘putting out a strongly worded memo to the UN.’

And the UN’s response to anything bad in the world is for the Security Council to pass a resolution that says, “Stop! Or we’ll tell you to stop again!”


4,292 posted on 10/07/2008 7:27:14 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (ESPN MNF: 3 Putzes talking about football on TV while I'm trying to watch a game.)
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To: jennyjenny

And they are both dancing around russia. Good God, John. “Maybe...” russia is an evil empire. Sorry folks, but America’s moral authority has never been so weak in my lifetime.


4,293 posted on 10/07/2008 7:27:15 PM PDT by Hillary's Folly (Imagine there's no Hillary. It's easy if you try.)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

I think Mac just won the Navy Chief Vote!


4,294 posted on 10/07/2008 7:27:15 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Notasoccermom
McCain just won the CPO vote!

-PJ

4,295 posted on 10/07/2008 7:27:18 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: cajungirl

Wait for the UN!!! LOL

Gotta LOVE USN Chiefs!


4,296 posted on 10/07/2008 7:27:18 PM PDT by Scarchin (nObama - Keep the change!)
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To: silent_jonny

that handshake will push zer0 right 0ver the edge


4,297 posted on 10/07/2008 7:27:20 PM PDT by ninergold3 (By Election Day I'll Be An Anorexic/Alcoholic. . .Stress Sucks!)
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To: flintsilver7

WOW, a softball question for a republican in a debate!

Wonders never cease!


4,298 posted on 10/07/2008 7:27:20 PM PDT by ParaVet93
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To: merry10; Moonlighter; All

I want nothing to do with anyone who’s green behind the ears! Yikes!

btw, I loved how McCain just shook the serviceman’s hand—saw that out of the corner of my eye, I hope I was right.


4,299 posted on 10/07/2008 7:27:20 PM PDT by proud American in Canada ("We can, and we will prevail.")
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To: All

I’d love to see McCain bring up something like, “here’s a guy who is so sensitive that he considers his own middle name to be an insult. My middle name is Sidney; you can say it out loud if you want.”

And then watch Obama go ballistic.


4,300 posted on 10/07/2008 7:27:25 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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