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Obama, McCain draw 14.6 mln viewers on “60 Minutes”

September 23, 2008

obama1.jpgIn another sign of strong interest in this year’s U.S. presidential election, Sunday’s “60 Minutes” featuring interviews with both candidates, Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain, drew 14.6 million viewers to the television news magazine for its highest viewership since January 2008.

That figure was up 21 percent in total U.S. households, 55 percent in adults 25- to 54-years-old and 50 percent in adults 18- to 49-years-old, compared to the same night last year, ”60 Minutes” said in a statement on Tuesday.

The current presidential election has been closely followed by voters with early primary season debates and recent conventions for both Republicans and Democrats drawing sizeable audiences. Roughly 38.4 million viewers turned on their TV sets to watch Obama accept his nomination in late August, and a week later McCain drew an audience of 38.9 million to see his Republican nomination acceptance speech.

The two candidates will debate this Friday, Sept. 26, from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., and that debate will be aired on television networks across the United States.

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This 60 Minutes interview adds to the catalog of evidence that Barack Obama is not only ready to be President but is also capable of being the most inspiring and effective President in my generation, after 8 years of our most disappointing President. America is in a very difficult position and we need a highly intelligent, thoughtful, practical and inspirational leader to rally us forward. Barack Obama is that leader – and that’s coming from a person who voted Republican in the last two elections. To other Republicans and undecided voters I can only encourage you to read, listen and debate in this most important election of the 21st Century so far.

 

I am so inspired by Mr. Obama. I come from a culturally aware family where American issues were discussed very often. It inspired me to be a volunteer for his campaign in Jackson, Tn, but this interviewed has smothered any tid bits of doubt that I was in the wrong place. Mr. Obama is, as far as I am concerned, the most qualified individual worthy of making this country a better place after being bludgeoned for 8 long, hard years. I know that he is the next president. I’m looking forward to watching his acceptance speech.

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TO THE GOVERNMENT:

I’VE WORKED AND PAID TAXES ALL MY LIFE.

I’M BUYING A SMALL HOUSE — BECAUSE IT’S ALL I CAN AFFORD.

IF YOU BAIL OUT PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT PAYING AND ARE IN FORECLOSURE — THEN I WANT YOU TO PAY OFF MY MORTGAGE, TOO!

SHOULD I SIMPLY STOP PAYING AND YOU’LL AUTOMATICALLY TAKE OVER MY PAYMENTS? OR SHOULD I ASK OBAMA TO TAKE CARE OF IT? THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZER HELPED MINORITIES IN ILLINOIS — MAYBE HE’LL HELP THIS SMALL-TOWN, MIDDLE CLASS, BLUE-COLLAR WORKER.

PLEASE RESPOND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

THANKS,

“LEGAL” AMERICAN TAX-PAYING CITIZEN

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FOR GOD’S SAKE —McCAIN AND OBAMA CAN DEBATE NEXT WEEK!!! RIGHT NOW, THEY CAN DO THEIR SENATE JOBS. OBAMA IS BEING PAID FOR HIS SO-CALLED SENATE WORK — IF HE CAN’T DO IT — HE CERTAINLY CAN’T LEAD OUR COUNTRY.

Barack Hussein Obama REFUSED ten town-hall meetings with John McCain, so “American citizens” could question both of them at the same time. NOW he wants a one-on-one debate with his 300 advisors and biased media???

GET THIS OUT THERE! E-MAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW.

FANNIE MAE FREDDIE MAC BARACK OBAMA AND JOHN MCCAIN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QBRIsCkG Q0

And this one too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usvG-s_Ss b0

This has Daniel Mudd at a black caucus (?) speaking of Fannie Mae’s hard times and that minorities are getting more money out of the system….nice. There’s some B.O. and Michelle and in there too.

TOP Recipients of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Campaign Contributions, 1989-2008:

#1) Chris Dodd (DEMOCRAT)
#2) BARACK OBAMA (DEMOCRAT)
#3) John Kerry (DEMOCRAT)

CURRENT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS HAVE RECEIVED A TOTAL OF $4.8 MILLION FROM FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC, WITH DEMOCRATS COLLECTING 57 PERCENT OF THAT.

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2008/09/ update-fannie-mae-and-freddie.html

and “JOHN MCCAIN” WAS NOT ON THE LIST OF 354 LAW MAKERS!

I’M VOTING FOR THE HONORABLE JOHN McCAIN IN NOVEMBER!

P.S. I believe the people who walked away with tons of money should bail them out. If the government agrees to pay off mortgages for people who bought homes they could not afford — then the government needs to pay off ALL mortgages for ALL legal American citizens. I don’t want my tax payments to pay off somebody else’s home!

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