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posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 09:33 PM
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Am I mistaken or has McCain not bad-mouthed Obama even once? As I recall, the first 12+ minutes of Obama's speech were about McCain....

The only mention McCain has made about Obama and his supporters has been positive.

Maybe this speech will be about why we should vote for McCain and not why we shouldn't vote for Obama.




posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 09:35 PM
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Am I mistaken or has McCain not bad-mouthed Obama even once? As I recall, the first 12+ minutes of Obama's speech were about McCain....


You are not mistaken. And I hope that everyone takes notice of that.

McCain is doing a great job IMHO



posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 09:37 PM
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It is nice to listen to a candidate that talks about himself rather than another canidate. By the way... it's also refreshing to hear him direct the responsibility of our problems to BOTH parties.



posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 09:38 PM
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Thats what he has Palin for! The barracuda.



posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 09:39 PM
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Do you think a person that kept his composure during 5 years of torture is going to lose his composure by a bunch of wacko anarchist!!?

Doing great so far!



posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 09:40 PM
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It's politics, folks! Palin and Rudy and Mitt and the whole gang did the hatchet job for him. Now the kindly old Senator can take the high road and come out looking the "good guy". And he probably is, in many many ways, a "good guy".

"Bomb, bomb, bomb..." Good stuff.



posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 09:43 PM
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I'm not saying it's not politics.

I just find it odd that Obama spent the opening quarter of his speech talking about McCain, and McCain didn't return the favor. It's nice to see, imo.

And, he does have his proxies "attacking" for him.....especially the "pitbull with lipstick".



posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 09:43 PM
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Here are my thoughts...

McBama before speech: **YAWN**

McBama during speech: **YAWN**

McBama after speech: Most likely **YAWN** some more...



posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 09:47 PM
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According to those soldiers who were there with him-he didn't keep his
composure but gave up top secret info to the enemy. He is anything but
composed-he has a reputation for losing his temper and he lacks inner
peace. He has called his wife the c-word in front of reporters. He's in
a constant state of inner turmoil. Colonel David Hackworth who served
in Vietnam said (when McCain was running in 2000) that he is not a
hero to corageous soldiers that he is merely a "survivor".
That's a quote from a Colonel that saw constant combat.

McCain dropped napalm on Vietnamese
children and woman-that's not a hero that's a satanic demon.



posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 09:51 PM
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I think you guys missed the interruption by protestors. No big deal, McCain handled it very well.

So far the speech seems pretty good, I like the fact that it's not so over the top as Obama's speech, freakin fireworks


However, I do think that Palin's speech has far outshined McCain's. He better hope that Palin doesn't continue to outshine him throughout the rest of the election.



posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 09:51 PM
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Originally posted by Electricneo
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According to those soldiers who were there with him-he didn't keep his
composure but gave up top secret info to the enemy. He is anything but
composed-he has a reputation for losing his temper and he lacks inner
peace. He has called his wife the c-word in front of reporters. He's in
a constant state of inner turmoil. Colonel David Hackworth who served
in Vietnam said (when McCain was running in 2000) that he is not a
hero to corageous soldiers that he is merely a "survivor".
That's a quote from a Colonel that saw constant combat.

McCain dropped napalm on Vietnamese
children and woman-that's not a hero that's a satanic demon.


That's an officer obeying orders, however appalling they may be.

And in terms of the beginning of your post...ouch. I do wonder about this guy's peace-of-mind. He is a
, no doubt.



posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 09:58 PM
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Human beings have individual minds and can think for themselves.
Those soldiers who are weakminded like Nazi soldiers or the American
soldiers that kill innocent civilians in Iraq or Vietnam are just that -weak.
It is your moral duty to disobey immoral orders.

I applaud those who went to Canada-who know the truth-that's courage.
there's no courage in being a zombie puppet who merely follows orders.



posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 10:05 PM
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I thought it got a bit slow toward the middle but I think he did a very good job overall!

What did you all think?



posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 10:11 PM
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None of the pagentry of Obama's speech....

None of the excitement of Palin's speech...

But, a good, solid speech overall. I really liked the fact that he didn't spend any time in the speech bad-mouthing his opponents. He was honest and placed the blame of governments failings on the Democrats....and the Republicans. That was nice to hear; it isn't all one party's fault.

He did start out slow, but got fired up right at the very end. And, it was nice to hear a speech that said "Vote for me" and didn't clearly state "Vote against the other guy because.....".

And, they would have to fit in Heart's "Barracuda" in the music mix somewhere......



posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 10:12 PM
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Two words: HOME RUN!!!

This is speech could very well be a game changer, we just going to wait and see what the polls say, but to me that I was a former McCain supporter in 2000, what I heard was the McCain from back there and fresher.

-He slam the GOP and democrats as well

-He indirectly slam Pres. Bush in a testeful but strong way

- He reestablish himself as the reformer he always was

- He attack Obama ON THE ISSUES, and I can't even say that he attack, lets say he made the differences between him and Obama very clear.

Very classy, very well presented... lets wait for the Obama response, they got to be very careful because McCain after hit him hard has just raise the standard for this election.



posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 10:14 PM
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I am not sure who's speech I liked better, McCain's of Palin's. It covered his past and what he is made of and what we can expect and how he is going to try to help the middle class. He was well spoken and the speech went really smooth except for the one lady trying to crash the stage. He handled that well and was able to joke about it and move on. I liked the way that he talked about and recognized the achievement of Obama but didn't gush about it. It was very inspiring at the end.



posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 10:15 PM
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McCain has never been a very good public speaker, I think he did great. The polls should indicate if the masses liked it or not.



posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 10:15 PM
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Hey guys I just posted an Obama vs McCain thread to be used like the georgia war thread for all the election debate

the entire forum is covered in the election and... it really is weak for ATS

Could you all please let these die and switch to using that thread instead of posting in 100 different ones?



posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 10:17 PM
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nice touch there playing 'Barracuda" by Heart after the speech lol



posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 10:18 PM
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Mr. McCain gave quite a good speech. I was much more impressed with his highly respectful and thoughtful speech than his running mate's smarmy tirade. This seems to hearken back more to his Straight Talk Express Days than I have seen so far in this election.

Mr. McCain and Mr. Obama gave excellent acceptance speeches and my decision is still up in the air.


Bring on the debates!





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