Debate III: Final Countdown

Discussion in 'Politics & Law' started by Kazmarov, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Kazmarov

    Kazmarov For a Free Scotland


  2. MenInTights

    MenInTights not a plastic bag

    I know that we are going through unprecedented economic situations, but I had hoped that the debate would have gone into social and other domestic issues such as border control for example. Nothing wrong with the economy and war talk, it was just well covered in the first 2 debates and since this one is going to be about the economy and domestic policy, I would guess they will be covering some ground that's already been covered pretty well.

    My goal for this debate is to not fall asleep regardless of how dull it gets.
     
  3. Kazmarov

    Kazmarov For a Free Scotland

    Historically, debates have at best changed public opinion by a couple of points. Given the margin that Obama is currently up by, any serious changes will emerge elsewhere.

    I hope they at least cover some new ground. It's not like we don't have shit to talk about- plenty has happened in the past eight years.
     
  4. MenInTights

    MenInTights not a plastic bag

    Since its an economy forum, I would like to see Schieffer really lay it out on the table:
    "The new budget that hit Oct 1 has a $407 Billion dollar deficient. Our trade imbalance is about $2 Billion/day. Congress is proposing another $300 Billion dollar stimulus package. With all of this and the $700B bailout how are you guys going to pay for anything that you've proposed? Do either of you have a real plan to curb these imbalances?"
    I hope that every time Obama or McCain talk about any new plan Schieffer comes back with "How are we going to pay for that?" If he can make these guys commit to PAYGO that would be wonderful. Not that I'm sure it would mean anything a year from now.
     
  5. staleyoung

    staleyoung New Member

    Just watched the replay and it's a good thing that they were able to lay out their plans more when it comes to domestic policy.
     
  6. MenInTights

    MenInTights not a plastic bag

    I thought this was the best debate by far.

    Thank you Bob! Couldn't have said it better myself. Well, actually, I preferred my wording, but that's ok.
    I was very pleased with McCain's answer to this question. Overall, I just really liked McCain. I had never considered voting for Obama, but I have really been questioning if I can vote for Mac. I really came out of this debate with a confidence for McCain. I think there was an undercurrent to the debate of the workers verses the small business owners. I'm in the latter and that really influenced my approval of McCain.
     
  7. Tucker

    Tucker Lion Rampant

    I think it's safe to say that Sen. McCain has the fidgety eyebrow twitcher vote locked up now, although in the process of nailing down that prized demographic he may have lost a few of the people who live to hear the phrase "my friends" repeated over and over and over and over. He said it 22 times in the previous debate and I didn't hear it once tonight... hmm. Hey, could it be that it's NOT a natural thing for him to say?

    It was Sen. Obama who won the Battle of the Overused Expression tonight, with "Well, look..." being uttered a mere three times, but grouped together in a fifteen-minute space to make it sound like twice as many. I hope he doesn't burn that phrase out as our 44th president.

    That's right, I'm calling it. President Obama. The intensely superstitious are welcome to blame (or thank) me for jinxing him, should my prediction somehow turn out to be incorrect.

    Anyway, here are the raw numbers from CNN.com. Obama's fans, methinks, will be more likely to appreciate the chuckle found in the final paragraph:
     

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