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Originally posted by davion
A gaffe by McCain was when he mentioned autism and said Sarah Palin knows about it first hand.
Palin's son has down syndrome not autism.
Beyond that I think it's pretty lame trying to claim that, just because a woman like Sarah Palin has a kid when she's in her forties (which generally leads to birth defects) suddenly she's an expert on the subject of special needs.
[edit on 15-10-2008 by davion]
Originally posted by Alxandro
You know McCain is on to something when Obama gives that eerie smile.
Body language is everything.
Originally posted by pteridineObama is smooth like Ronald Reagan and has remembered the middle class, unlike Ronny and the Bushmen.
McCain showed much better this time but still came off as a grumpy old man. He was more coherent and didn't wander as much but his previous debates had set a low bar to cross.
I believe that many looked at his selection of Sarah and flunked him on executive decision making. There was a rumor floating about that he had planned to select Lieberman but that his advisors had convinced him to select Sarah to spice things up. Anyone but Spiro Agnew would have been a better VP candidate.
Originally posted by CreeWolf
I don't really know what Obama said
but I know it involved "four years of failed policies" and "eight years of failed policies" with nearly every response he had.
Originally posted by EliteLegends
Yes , this by far was a much better debate in my opinion .... it brought out both candidate's true colors even though I have already known all along who is full of it and who is not.
You have individuals who will say that McCain is winning when it is clearly the opposite , I feel like I live in the twilight zone sometimes where everything is ass backwards .... Obama is very clear and easy to understand , very polite , professional and what all of us should look for in a presidential candidate yet unfortunately thats not the case.
Originally posted by Kailassa
Most interesting quote for the night?
In defence of not having an exception to the late term abortion ban for when it is necessary to save the mother's life:
"That's the extreme abortion position, quote, health."
Doesn't seem quite right that a wannabe president should think consideration of the mother's right to life is an extreme position.