Skip to comments.Obama: McCain Scoring "Cheap Political Points" (challenges McCain to "say it to my face")
Posted on 10/08/2008 8:29:38 PM PDT by PleaseNoMore
Sen. Barack Obama says the personal attacks levied against him by the campaign of his presidential rival, Sen. John McCain, particularly references to his association with 1960s anti-war radical Bill Ayers, are an attempt to "score cheap political points."
"I am surprised that, you know, we've been seeing some pretty over-the-top attacks coming out of the McCain campaign over the last several days, that he wasn't willing to say it to my face. But I guess we've got one last debate. So presumably, if he ends up feeling that he needs to, he will raise it during the debate."
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You have been called out John McCain, bambi wants to fight you after school. I say go for it, we will be there cheering you on and pounding any bambi supporters trying to team up on you. Bambi is a wailing sissy, even a camp fire girl could take him, and you could put an end to his and ours misery. Do it!
My wife, to be kind, is not all that politically astute. She watched the debate last night and mentioned to me that she thought that Senator Obama was acting like a little kid while off camera, that is, while Senator McCain was speaking.
Now this say it to my face thing pops into the news. Perhaps Senator McCain should reply: Meet you behind the Capital Building at 3 PM and well duke it out.
What an immature wanta be this empty suit Senator Obama is.
OK, what's up?
Every good strategist knows that in situations like this you address it and move on. You DON'T keep bringing it up yourself.
Nobama has to know that by him acting like this he is only going to KEEP the attention on this subject and away from what he wants to talk about!
Not that I mind but it just seems a bit strange.
And doesn't one of the four advise Obama? (Glenn)
from your keyboard to G-d's ears
I agree. O coming out like this has scored points. Made M look like a weak kid. M set himself up for this one by not saying it to his face from the beginning to establish superiority from the start. M's debate style of Mr. Nice Guy has backfired and now has taken the "No-more Mr. Nice Guy" out of the arsenal.
Can't say we, and talk radio, didn't warn him.
Think Rush had it right when he called M "Yosemite Sam".
To be blunt, I’m not politically astute either, but I have learned so much during this election season, and am getting smarter about it all of the time. I always took politics for granted. Now I don’t.
I am surprised that, you know, we’ve been seeing some pretty over-the-top attacks coming out of the McCain campaign over the last several days, that he wasn’t willing to say it to my face.”
Now that is some seriously funny stuff. An arugula lovin’, community organizing metrosexual calling out the Vietnam war vet and POW. Heck, our VP candidate would put a real beatdown on the O.
"But I guess weve got one last debate. So presumably, if he ends up feeling that he needs to, he will raise it during the debate.
I sense a trap for McCain!
Obama is a greenhorn.McCain is very shrewd.
McCain can't control what his maverick VP running mate says!
Obama/Odinga/Kenya/Genocide is next at the plate?
"That One" is having a slight bout of cognitive dissonance!
The question is: Which one of Obama's many faces must be confronted? He reminds me of the movie "4 Faces of Eve" about a schizoid woman who had mutiple personality disorder.
I guess we will let Obama pick?
If Obama has a problem with what McCain has said about him he should have brought it up in the debate. Oh thats right he doesnt want to talk about his terrorist friend Bill Ayers.
why not, socialism charge or just a direct question. “Mr. Obama, are you a socialist?”
that would be nice.
Hubby and I were watching the ‘debate’ the other night and we decided McCain should just pull a Ron White on him. When he didn’t we turned it off.
I got kicked off the high school debate team for saying “Yeah?! Well, f*^k you!!” I thought I had won. The other kid was speechless. I thought that was what we were tryin’ to do.
O'REILLY: You know, he did something despicable last week. He said he didn't do enough bombings. That's last week.
OBAMA: I haven't seen the guy in a year-and-a-half. But
O'REILLY: But you know who he was. He's on the Woods Foundation board. You know he
OBAMA: Let me finish my point, all right? Here's a guy who does something despicable when I'm 8 years old.
OBAMA: All right? I come to Chicago. He's working with Mayor Richard Daley, not known to be a radical. So, he and I know each other as a consequence of work he's doing on education. That is not an endorsement of his views. That's not
O'REILLY: Yes, but you guys partnered up on a youth crime bill. Do you remember that?
OBAMA: And it was a good bill.
O'REILLY: No, it wasn't. That bill said that if a youth commits a second violent felony, he does time in an adult prison. That's two shots. You said no. You know the Southside of Chicago. You know how many people are hurt.
OBAMA: Listen, you're absolutely right. My community gets hit by crime more than
O'REILLY: And I'm right on that bill. You were wrong on that bill.
OBAMA: Well, I disagree with you on that bill. We're getting too far afield here.
O'REILLY: That's important though. You and Ayers were allied on that bill.
OBAMA: No, no. Look, he didn't write that bill.
O'REILLY: No, he was supporting it, and so were you.
O'REILLY: But you guys were together on it.
If you knew someone to be a radical (certainly he knew in 2006 when his campaign began) then why would anyone running for the POTUS contact a POS like Ayers? Also, he has said that they did not have close ties, as you can see that is nothing but a lie too since he states he was allied on the bill - before he wasn't.
Not really. He could lose, then be selected as U.N. General Secretary to “pull the world together in this catastrophic economic disaster in a time of such global unrest.”
Think of the 1000’s around the earth that came out in droves to see him utter a single syllable. It was as if there was some sort of mind controlling agent being used. Chants and all!
This is perfect. Obama is adding fuel to his own fire...
They are both rope-a-doping Obama with their good cop/bad cop routine.
Under-the-bottom attacks. Thats what Obama does.
Its clear that Obama's method is not working on McCain
Its clear that McCain's method is working on Obama.
I love it when politicians get accused of trying to score political points or get called out for being “political.”
Gee Barry, ya’ can’t believe McCain would try to score some points at your expense? Ha..please.
Not to mention the “cheap shot” is the truth.
The sissy backed out of many debated with McCain and now he cries because others call him out.
I think that Obama has talked ‘big’ throughout the campaign. When John McCain first mentioned doing town hall meetings together, Obama said something like, “I will meet him anytime, anywhere”...
Oh...but wait....his campaign never could fit one of those meetings into Obama’s schedule.
He is a bully and hides behind MEshell and the race card.
Well we’ll see. I am not encouraged at McCain’s performance thus far. Saddle back was his best moment to date.
That is a VERY GOOD question! If only he would present a birth certificate, we may have an answer to your query.
This is a gold plated invitation to bring up everything in Obama's past in the last debate. How utterly freaking stupid on Obama's part.
The problem there for Obama is that McCain was cleared of that and he stopped talking to Keating after it all came to light. Obama continued to "pal around" with Ayers even though everyone knows when and what he did. I think Rush said in the last few days he has friends that have been in restaurants where OJ showed up at. They got up and left when he tried to eat there. Ayers should have been getting the same treatment from Obama. Obama also should have left Wright's church years ago. And there is other associations he has that he should have never had or terminated years ago too. Obama just has extremely bad judgment.
This just occurred to me but I just wonder how tense Barry was on the inside during the last debate? You know that Nobama was just WAITING for McCain to "say it to his face."
I bet this sort of tactic is really starting to wear on Nobama bin Biden and it shows with his childlike comment.
What kind of person would allow a baby who survived an abortion, denied medical care and allowed to die a cold lonely death? Does this creep have a soul? I hope our Lord in Heaven saves America from this creep./Just Asking - seoul62........
I believe Brit Hume is moderating the final debate. I imagine that McCain will look surprised when Hume brings up the issue and McCain will proceed to call Obama on the carpet for this. Obama will keep repeating his mantra about being 8 years old and that he didn’t know about Ayers background despite being employed by and supporting him for over four years.
Go get 'im Senator McCain!
You have to love the smell of fear in the DNC.
Pray for W, McCuda and Our Troops
I find it very interesting that Alan Colmes was saying. . .”why doesn’t McCain ask him to his face” on tonights broadcast. Must be the new TALKING POINTS.
The Obama outer disguise is cracking. The Demon beneath is beginning to show.
Hope & Change is about to become Rope and Chains!
The Chakravartins have descended and are now turning Obama's crank.
Further Klesha attacks will manifest in Obama-meister.
He knows not NOW!
I’d like to see McCain say it to his face...come on he’s asking for it.
That is what I heard. If that is true it would make it hard for Obama to bring it up. McCain can fire right back at Obama with that fact.
I think this bothers me as much as Odinga, Ayers, or Marxist ties.
Anyone who could listen to all the stories and pleas to stop this practice of refusing medical care to born-alive infants is evil incarnate.
He is a two bit, commie-organizer, rent-a-thug. The Emperor has no clothes. He reminds me of the Peter Sellers character in the movie: Being There./Just Asking - seoul62........
In an email, I lit into Coles for bein an idiot for accusing McCain of being afraid of confronting Obama. After I read this, I wrote him and apologized. Colmes isn't an idiot, he is parroting an idiot.
Wait, so it is absolutely FINE for Nobama to send his skirt out to handle the accusations leveled at HIM? Let his wife do the talking?! In the circles I run in you would be called a wuss for that.
But some how it is unmanly for McCain to raise LEGITAMITE ISSUES somewhere other than the debate floor where he can't see Osissy's face?
Double wimp move today by Osissy.
Bob Schieffer is supposed to be doing the next debate.
Barack is looking for a pair.
I agree. You are missing the point. Obama is acting like a tough guy saying that McCain is afraid to talk about Ayers to his face. Yet, Obama has been attacking McCain on the Keating Five and Obama wimped out at the debate.
I've never seen so many tolerant, liberal, peace activists before!
Thanks for calling my attention to that. I could swear that I had read that Hume was moderating, but no, it does look like it’s Schieffer. In that case I expect that Schieffer will mention something about Obama/Ayers, but probably in a softball fashion that will try to shame the viewer into caring about this highly valid issue.