McCain, Obama Agree on Fall Debates

McCain, Obama Agree on Fall Debates

There are 13 comments on the am1280thepatriot.townhall.com story from Aug 21, 2008, titled McCain, Obama Agree on Fall Debates. In it, am1280thepatriot.townhall.com reports that:

John McCain and Barack Obama have agreed to hold three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate this fall, the campaigns said in a joint statement Thursday that outlined formats, dates and ...

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Since: Feb 07

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#1 Aug 21, 2008
Running for the position of, Leader Of The Free World.
What question is above your pay grade?

“DET. 065 Adjutant”

Since: Jul 07

Panama City, FL

#3 Aug 21, 2008
RayOne wrote:
Running for the position of, Leader Of The Free World.
What question is above your pay grade?
Thats exactlty why he refuses to debate John Mccain. Hell, obamas afraid to ask the tough questions of Fox news! How can he face our enemys? The man can't think on his feet. No telapromter and all you have is aaaa daa uhh.
New Day

United States

#4 Aug 21, 2008
RayOne wrote:
Running for the position of, Leader Of The Free World.
What question is above your pay grade?
Any question that God could answer freely.....

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#5 Aug 21, 2008
There is a topic change, now it is about class warfare and elitism. This could be a mistake.
River Veteran

Cumming, GA

#6 Aug 21, 2008
New Day wrote:
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Any question that God could answer freely.....
But your messiah Obama says it's ok to go ahead and kill a baby that survives a late term abortion! He is playing god with a life by doing that....so what's his problem with answering the question?

Why did he agree to debate McAmnesty as Obama put it..."Anytime or Anywhere".....and now runs away like a little biatch with his tail between his legs! Scared of getting his ass beat like he did in the open debate last weekend??????

Yep.....that's what I thought!
Summer Rain

Utica, KY

#8 Aug 21, 2008
Ed K wrote:
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Thats exactlty why he refuses to debate John Mccain. Hell, obamas afraid to ask the tough questions of Fox news! How can he face our enemys? The man can't think on his feet. No telapromter and all you have is aaaa daa uhh.
Obama refuses to appear at McCain's Town Halls because McCain is a low down dirty cheating skunk.
The first Town Hall where Obama was supposed to share the stage with McCain was rigged:

McSame cheated on the first Town Hall!

McCain Stacks Fox News 'Town Hall' With Supporters

...as Fox News reported, McCain's campaign misled the public about the nature of the event. At the end of the event, Shepard Smith announced:

SMITH: "I reported at the top of this hour that the campaign had told us at Fox News that the audience would be made up of Republicans, Democrats, and independents. We have now received a clarification from the campaign and I feel I should pass it along to you. The McCain campaign distributed tickets to supporters, Mayor Bloomberg, who of course is a registered Republican, and other independent groups."

Video at the link.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/06/12/mcca...
McCain had proposed this as the first in the series of Town Hall meetings in the series with Obama. One may fairly conclude that McCain tried to stack the deck against Obama.

Our guy's a hot poker player.

McCain is not a good GOP candidate. He gets caught.

McSame cheated on the first Town Hall!

McCain Stacks Fox News 'Town Hall' With Supporters

...as Fox News reported, McCain's campaign misled the public about the nature of the event. At the end of the event, Shepard Smith announced:

SMITH: "I reported at the top of this hour that the campaign had told us at Fox News that the audience would be made up of Republicans, Democrats, and independents. We have now received a clarification from the campaign and I feel I should pass it along to you. The McCain campaign distributed tickets to supporters, Mayor Bloomberg, who of course is a registered Republican, and other independent groups."

Video at the link.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/06/12/mcca...
McCain had proposed this as the first in the series of Town Hall meetings in the series with Obama. One may fairly conclude that McCain tried to stack the deck against Obama.

McCain is not a good GOP candidate. He gets caught cheating.

McCain campaigns four days a week, one appearance a day. Obama has been campaigning 2 or 3 events a day for months. Obviously your little brain can't figure out why that gives you a bunch of video of Obama groping for words, but the truth is that your candidate doesn't have the stamina to campaign. He's an old frail man who will be a figurehead, allowing the lobyists to run the country, just like they run his campaign.
Summer Rain

Utica, KY

#9 Aug 21, 2008
River Veteran wrote:
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But your messiah Obama says it's ok to go ahead and kill a baby that survives a late term abortion! He is playing god with a life by doing that....so what's his problem with answering the question?
Why did he agree to debate McAmnesty as Obama put it..."Anytime or Anywhere".....and now runs away like a little biatch with his tail between his legs! Scared of getting his ass beat like he did in the open debate last weekend??????
Yep.....that's what I thought!
That wasn't a debate. McCain cheated on that one too. And got caught lying through his teeth on TV to the whole country, in church.
Remember the Clinton impeachment? When "its not the sex, its the lying" was the GOP mantra?
Guess it only applies to Democrats. Hypocrites.
Yep.....that's what I thought!
Cheeze Whiz

Tampa, FL

#10 Aug 21, 2008
Obama got "pwned" at Saddleback. Could anybody possibly look more evasive and disingenuous? or answer a question any more pitifully than ..."it's above my pay grade"? Thank goodness for McCain, is all I have to say at this point.

Since: May 08

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#11 Aug 22, 2008
Cheeze Whiz wrote:
Obama got "pwned" at Saddleback. Could anybody possibly look more evasive and disingenuous? or answer a question any more pitifully than ..."it's above my pay grade"? Thank goodness for McCain, is all I have to say at this point.
What are you talking about, Pastor Warren said no stump speeches and what did McCain give....nothing but stump speeches, did you even watch the forum. I guess Obama's mistake one was going to a conservative forum....I mean "faith forum" when faith on came in one out of nine questions.
Responsibility

San Bruno, CA

#12 Aug 22, 2008
Advice to Senator Obama for the debates:

(1) No nuanced answers - just soundbites/stump speech because the Average Joe can't take nuance.
(2) No hokey stories to take up the question/answer time thus circumventing dealing with the question in a professional manner
(3) Just short tidbits like "Defeat it" for us short-attention-span viewers
(4) No tears and stories about crosses in the sand
(5) Keep it simple because we don't like complicated answers to complicated questions
(6) Don't tell us what we want to hear (eg the pro-lifers), tell us what we need to hear
(7) Don't bash your opponent - he is not worth your energy and intelligence because he will show us, in his own words and non-intelligence, that he is not worthy of the job
(8) Show us you have energy, commitment and the smarts to lead this country
(9) Be truthful, honest and answer the questions with information and facts.

Looking forward to the debates!

JWG

Since: Jul 08

Williamsburg

#13 Aug 22, 2008
February 6, 2006

The Honorable Barack Obama
United States Senate
SH-713
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator Obama:

I would like to apologize to you for assuming that your private assurances to me regarding your desire to cooperate in our efforts to negotiate bipartisan lobbying reform legislation were sincere. When you approached me and insisted that despite your leadership’s preference to use the issue to gain a political advantage in the 2006 elections, you were personally committed to achieving a result that would reflect credit on the entire Senate and offer the country a better example of political leadership, I concluded your professed concern for the institution and the public interest was genuine and admirable. Thank you for disabusing me of such notions with your letter to me dated February 2, 2006, which explained your decision to withdraw from our bipartisan discussions. I’m embarrassed to admit that after all these years in politics I failed to interpret your previous assurances as typical rhetorical gloss routinely used in politics to make self-interested partisan posturing appear more noble. Again, sorry for the confusion, but please be assured I won’t make the same mistake again.

As you know, the Majority Leader has asked Chairman Collins to hold hearings and mark up a bill for floor consideration in early March. I fully support such timely action and I am confident that, together with Senator Lieberman, the Committee on Governmental Affairs will report out a meaningful, bipartisan bill.

You commented in your letter about my “interest in creating a task force to further study” this issue, as if to suggest I support delaying the consideration of much-needed reforms rather than allowing the committees of jurisdiction to hold hearings on the matter. Nothing could be further from the truth. The timely findings of a bipartisan working group could be very helpful to the committee in formulating legislation that will be reported to the full Senate. Since you are new to the Senate, you may not be aware of the fact that I have always supported fully the regular committee and legislative process in the Senate, and routinely urge Committee Chairmen to hold hearings on important issues. In fact, I urged Senator Collins to schedule a hearing upon the Senate’s return in January.

Furthermore, I have consistently maintained that any lobbying reform proposal be bipartisan. The bill Senators Joe Lieberman and Bill Nelson and I have introduced is evidence of that commitment as is my insistence that members of both parties be included in meetings to develop the legislation that will ultimately be considered on the Senate floor. As I explained in a recent letter to Senator Reid, and have publicly said many times, the American people do not see this as just a Republican problem or just a Democratic problem. They see it as yet another run-of-the-mill Washington scandal, and they expect it will generate just another round of partisan gamesmanship and posturing. Senator Lieberman and I, and many other members of this body, hope to exceed the public’s low expectations. We view this as an opportunity to bring transparency and accountability to the Congress, and, most importantly, to show the public that both parties will work together to address our failings.

As I noted, I initially believed you shared that goal. But I understand how important the opportunity to lead your party’s effort to exploit this issue must seem to a freshman Senator, and I hold no hard feelings over your earlier disingenuousness. Again, I have been around long enough to appreciate that in politics the public interest isn’t always a priority for every one of us. Good luck to you, Senator.

Sincerely,

John McCain
United States Senate
Joe

Longwood, FL

#14 Aug 22, 2008
We can listen to Obama stutter and stammer trying to figure out what to say. It'll be great!
Joe

Longwood, FL

#15 Aug 22, 2008
RayOne wrote:
Running for the position of, Leader Of The Free World.
What question is above your pay grade?
That just shows how Obama is nowhere near as smart as people give him credit for being. All he wants to do is tax tax tax tax tax America.

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