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Tonight is the last presidential debate, and the stakes are highest for John McCain -- he's on track to finish off the season with three strikes. The Arizona Republican has been heightening expectations for a fight. Before last Tuesday's debate he made a similar move, suggesting to a crowd that he would "take the gloves off." (He didn't, and by many accounts the debate was not only "boring" but another win for Obama.) Tonight is McCain's last chance to close the widening gap between him and Senator Obama. By McCain's own predictions, it would seem that only a knockout win will do the trick. Read below for McCain's two major pronouncements: that he'll "'whip' Obama's "you-know-what" and that it's "probably ensured" he'll bring up William Ayers tonight.
MCCAIN'S PLAN TO "WHIP" OBAMA'S "YOU-KNOW-WHAT":
John McCain predicted Sunday he would beat Barack Obama at the final presidential debate this week.
"After I whip his you-know-what in this debate, we're going to be going out 24/7," the Republican nominee told volunteers at his campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, sparking laughter and applause from the group. McCain immediately added: "I want to emphasize again, I respect Senator Obama. We will conduct a respectful race, and we will make sure that everybody else does, too."
MCCAIN'S PLAN TO BRING UP WILLIAM AYERS:
In an interview on a St. Louis radio station, McCain said Obama's comments that "I didn't have the guts" to talk about William Ayers in the last presidential debate have "probably ensured" that the former 1960s radical will come up in Wednesday's debate.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
You want people to think your experienced? then show your experience.
Originally posted by stikkinikki
He wants to "whip" a black man? Please, please can we all pray that conservatives do not use the the word "lynching" in this campaign. The GOP should spend the remaining time trying to hold as many Senate and House seats as they can because this McCain ticket is doomed.
Originally posted by budski
He also doesn't seem as muddled as McCain does when speaking about issues - better briefing? or a better grasp of the issues?
One way or another I'll be watching it - even if I have to record it
Originally posted by Solarskye
If McCain can keep his cool and make Obama own up to his past then I'm not counting McCain out until the winner is confirmed.