Forget about the Olympics for a while...<br>On CNN Live tonight!<br>Not a 'debate' but answering questions concerning leadership, personal values, and international affairs.<br><br>[color:blue][/b]Hodie mihi. Cras tibi.</font color=blue>[/b]
on tivo so i am behind, but Obama handled the first question way, way better than McCain -- about 3 people you'll rely on as president.<br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
I didn't get to see much of Obama, but what I did see is much like what I'm seeing with McCain--fluff. The devil's in the details, after all.<br><br>[color:red]</font color=red> [color:orange]</font color=orange> [color:yellow]</font color=yellow> [color:green]</font color=green> [color:blue]</font color=blue> [color:purple]</font color=purple>
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I not only saw it from beginning to end, I, in fact, burned it onto a DVD.<br><br>Obama hemmed & hawed<br>thought about the questions, and rambled out long convoluted answers.<br><br>McCaine was OUTSTANDING!<br>In fact it was The FIRST TIME he didn't rely upon pre-printed file cards .<br>I was amazed how quick and snappy he was with every single response.<br><br>In fact it wasn't until about the third answer that I realized that although<br>he may not have been given the questions in advance, it soon became <br>abundantly clear that the questions had (undoubtedly) been crafted around <br>McCain's Platform, The INSTANTANEOUS PAT ANSWERS were OBVIOUS!<br><br>IOW ...It became one long John McCain "Stump Speech" (...and if I'd have <br>heard the phrase "My Friend's" one more time, I'd have lost my dinner.)<br><br><br>[color:green]"...or am I a butterfly that's dreaming she's a woman?"</font color=green> <br>
_________________________ . "...or am I a butterfly dreaming she's a woman?"
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Gee. Did McLame rehearse his responses, ya think?<p><hr></blockquote><p>Every one of his answers were from his stump speechs. Same with the POW stories as his connection to faith.<br><br>Rehearsed? I think McCain asking if he was going to get the Supreme Court Justice question too kinda spilled the beans that the backstage "cone of silence" works not so well these days.<br><br><br><br>He also answered for each of a 3-part question on education before the first part of the question was even finished being asked! He's psychic too.<br><br>
abortion <br>stem cell research<br>gay marriage<br><br>these are issues where McCain could just flatly say, "i oppose it." it's as simple as that. Obama opposed gay marriage but he still wanted to make sure that people understood that he didn't oppose civil unions and he wanted to make sure that people understood he didn't want the federal gov't to change the constitution. on abortion, his position is very similar to mine. i am not opposed to late term abortions when the life of the mother is taken into account. unfortunately, that's a nuanced position that needs explanation and it's as simple as saying "i oppose it" so this kind of topic is naturally going to favor McCain. same with stem cell research and a host of other issues.<br><br>another way to look at this forum is that Obama had no problem mentioning "god" and "jesus" a various times in his responses while McCain didn't mention either even 1 time. <br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
I've noticed in recent years, that a Republican mentioning god will have separation of church and state concerns aired for days on the talking head shows. A democrat can stump from the pulpit of a church and the heads don't bat an eyelid.<br><br>I used to think it was terrible that life was unfair. Then I thought what if life were fair and all of the terrible things that happen came because we really deserved them? Now I take comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe.
_________________________ I used to think it was terrible that life was unfair. Then I thought what if life were fair and all of the terrible things that happen came because we really deserved them? Now I take comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe.
Well, McCain DID say several times that America was founded on "Judeo-Christian principles"* so I'll be waiting to hear the talking heads airing "separation of church and state concerns." <br> <br> Will the "separation of church and state" complaining begin with Rush Limbaugh? with Glenn Beck? with Sean Hannity? Karl Rove? Juan Williams? Cokie Roberts? Michael Savage? Bill O'Reilly? Michelle Malkin? Pat Bucchanan? George Stephanopoulos? Chris Matthews? Larry King? G. Gordon Liddy? George Will? Lou Dobbs? Laura Ingraham? Pat Robertson? <br> <br> Oh, I wonder which of the talking heads will now begin the onslaught against McCain!<br>_____________________________________<br>* there was, btw, also some stuff about the "Enlightenment" involved in the founding of America, but McCain never brought it up, probably because he doesn't know about it---even if he did, mentioning something like that probably wouldn't make much of a hit with the hoi poloi.<br><br>
I mean, really, hasn't it become advisable in recent years to end all political speeches with "God bless you, and God bless the United States of America." How have they gotten away with that? Bush never fails to do this. Even Obama has taken to doing it lately, which is really weird, what with him being Muslim and all. <br> <br> McCain doesn't say "God bless America" at all, of course, because he's a crypto-atheist and, as in every other matter, the media gives him a pass.<br><br>
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