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Originally posted by TheAgentNineteen
Originally posted by Spoodily
There's black people that will vote for McCain, there's white people that will vote for Obama. I just hope everyone makes their pick for the right reasons.
I think Obama and his wife know what it is like to be an average American and what is needed to help the average American. This is where I fit in.
McCain was the son of a Navy Admiral and his wife is rich and wears $300,000 outfits. McCain doesn't understand people like me.
Since when does the "Average American" travel all around the world and spend a majority of their upbringing abroad? I also had no idea that the "Average American" manages to attend Grade-Level Academies, then Two Ivy-League Institutions (Columbia Undergraduate, then Harvard Law School).
Not to mention that Senator Obama and his Wife are every bit as wealthy as Senator McCain and his Wife.
Originally posted by mental modulator
Then PEOPLE HAVE the brass to call him an elitist. HE is elite alright, hes a walking mental giant. HE is elite...
ON the other had this second camp is also elite
Originally posted by bknapple32
did McCain look at Obama once? Was this done on purpose to look superior to Obama? I think it looked bad on McCains part. Of course others will think it was pure brilliance, I think it came across as rude.
Originally posted by Lucid Lunacy
reply to post by swdecord
Yeah no offense man, but I agree that sounds a little silly to me.
The Mod did not only address Obama, he asked them both to start looking and debating with each other. Actually that was quite clear.
Personally, I really wanted them to look at each other and debate with each other, so I was happy Obama was compliant with the Mods request. I was upset that McCain did not...
Among them is a major new feature: In the first and third presidential debates, there will be a five-minute "discussion" period following each candidate's answer to a question. The idea is to promote more freewheeling back-and-forth between the candidates, the commission official said.
Originally posted by TheAvenger
As I expected, both sides claimed victory in the debate. You can find polls that slant the win way left or right depending on their agenda and the nature of their readers/voters. An AOL poll I saw was likely the most honest because of the diversity of it's members. It gave McCain a slight win in the debate which I also agree with. So the AOL poll was unscientific?
true, but I often find that "scientific poll" is an oxymoron. The well known "scientific" polls have historically done a very poor job of picking the winner of the U.S. presidential race unless there was a landslide coming. I find the Democratic strategy of "soaking the rich" to be similar to a "temporary tax." There ain't no such thing. Before it's all said and done, the middle class ends up becoming the "rich" when the greedy tax and spend politicians need more cash. I don't agree with the philosophy that it's patriotic to pay more taxes either. Cut spending first!
As noted above, the debate was close to a draw in my opinion, with a slight edge to McCain. I do think that McCain will win the election in November, but I do enjoy hearing the opinions of everyone else here on both sides of the aisle. (and elsewhere) We have a couple more of these to look forward to soon.
[edit on 9/28/2008 by TheAvenger]
Originally posted by bknapple32
reply to post by Matrix1111
Ok fair. But I remember a lot of people complaining that the 2004 debates were far to scripted and protective of the candidates. It involved almost NO interaction whatsoever. This is an attempt to fix that. Id rather they talk back and forth and see who looses their cool than some protective debate that encourages no discourse and all script answers
Originally posted by TheRedneck
I see that as the biggest problem with the Bush administration. While I admire his resolve to fight terrorism, I detest his methods, because he seems to have his mind made up before he gets the big picture. This time around, it would be nice if we could get a bit of change in that arena at least.