Obama, McCain debate amid financial crisis
The critical first debate between John McCain and Barack Obama gained an even brighter spotlight Friday night as financial markets teetered and the contenders traded recriminations over McCain's involvement in a possible economic rescue.
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#1 Sep 26, 2008
I watched the debate. Seriously, Barack Obama is someone that can be pushed around. He's a wimp. I really think that Michelle Obama is the one that wears the pants. This is disappointing. Obama spent three days preparing and memorizing lines. But he couldn't match McCain in the debates who spent almost all his time actively working to solve the financial crisis. Clearly, Obama disappoints. We have the wrong candidate in the Democratic Party. Obama is all hype. No amount of spin by the liberal media can change this fact.
Word to Obama: Before we rebuild the Georgian economy, focus on rebuilding our own economy first, bonehead.
#2 Sep 26, 2008
OMG!! Obama is such a push over! No wonder the world wants Obama to win. He doesn't even know how to stand up against the EU on trade disputes. Obama already disappoints.
#3 Sep 26, 2008
Were we watching the same debate?
Obama went toe to toe with McCain on foreign affairs, which was supposed to be a "slam dunk" for McCain. If this is the case, where was McCain's definitive statement-- what did he say that showed Obama wasn't qualified to be Commander in Chief?
McCain certainly didn't seem to overpower Obama on foreign affairs-- we heard a lot about his resume and experience, but very little on his actual ideas.
Obama was Presidential, and spoke to McCain directly-- McCain laughed awkwardly, but didn't look Obama in the eye, or address him directly at all.
Obama's camp has ALWAYS espoused an economic vision that breaks clearly with Bush's policies. McCain made the argument that he's not afraid to crack skulls, but he showed no vision for America's future.
McCain did seem to guarantee himself a leadership role on handling Georgia-- and I'm sure President Obama will leverage his expertise come January.
McCain gave no credible answer for why he "suspended his campaign", and Obama showed his grasp on the economy is much stronger.
McCain will have a few more chances, but he didn't help himself tonight.
#4 Sep 27, 2008
I watched the debates twice. Obama probably won the economic portion. But McCain won the foreign policy portion. Remember that McCain didn't have the three days of preparation that Obama had.
I agree with you that McCain could have done more to help himself last night. He needs to do a much better job on the economy. He needs to click with the average American voters. I am disappointed in the current state of the Republican Party. I really think that Bush nearly destroyed the party. Sad.
During the debate, it was clear that Obama recited the lines his advisers fed him. So I wasn't very impressed. Obama gave me the impression that he's someone that can be pushed around. I'm sure there are others that felt this too.
Hope McCain will do better, next time. And come up with better economic ideas!!
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