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Obama backs away from McCain's debate challenge

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posted on Aug, 4 2008 @ 11:28 AM

Originally posted by jsobecky
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic

Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
But where does it say that he is turning down the debate because he's "chicken" or afraid? This man has just been to Iraq and Afghanistan. He's running for the most powerful office in the world. He may be the first black president of the US. To say he's "chicken" is absurd.

He or his campaign manager is going to come out and proclaim his fear. :shk:

Are you serious, or just trolling for an argument?

Wait a second. Aren't you Obama Bashers the SAME POSTERS who claimed he was ARROGANT and OVERLY CONFIDENT? NOW HE'S CHICKEN?


Also the "Lincoln Douglas Debates" weren't as interesting as some think...

In the Lincoln-Douglas debates, held seven times during Abraham Lincoln's losing Senate campaign against Stephen Douglas in Illinois in 1858, a candidate spoke for an hour, the other for an hour and a half, and the first candidate was allowed a half-hour rebuttal.

THIS SOUNDS HORRIBLE! What about some genuine back and forth.

Let's figure out what McCain has actually proposed...the EXACT specifics please, no BS and then we can discuss whether Obama is "chicken"...

Really...calling a candidate Chicken? Running ads with Brittany Spears and Paris Hilton? With all the crap about McCain being elderly (and I do believe it is a non-issue), he is letting his campaign be run like a grade school bully. I used to think he was better than that, but I guess desperation has taken hold.

posted on Aug, 4 2008 @ 11:42 AM

The "debates" that John McCain wants to have are behind closed doors, no cameras, etc. How does the American public benefit from those? We can't watch them!

Town hall meetings are not exactly behind closed doors. They can, and have been, televised. I'm quite certain that if Obama worked up the courage to face John McCain in a town hall meeting style debate, as soon as it was set up there would be networks fighting for the ability to televise it exclusively.

There really is no way to put a positive spin on Obama not taking McCain up on his offer. Obama knows that in a town hall style debate, McCain would expose Obama as the inexperienced socialist that he is and Obama can't risk losing any of his supporters, which is exactly what would happen.


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