Comments on: McCain “disappointed” that media declared debate a tie http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/27/mccain-disappointed-that-media-declared-debate-a-tie/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Frances Fife http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/27/mccain-disappointed-that-media-declared-debate-a-tie/comment-page-4/#comment-380203 Tue, 07 Oct 2008 14:31:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/27/mccain-disappointed-that-media-declared-debate-a-tie/#comment-380203 mccain lost

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By: Whosaid what? http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/27/mccain-disappointed-that-media-declared-debate-a-tie/comment-page-4/#comment-378312 Tue, 30 Sep 2008 19:43:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/27/mccain-disappointed-that-media-declared-debate-a-tie/#comment-378312 I think McCain just couldn’t keep up w/ Baracks whoppers. Mr. Kissinger has already corrected Barack on that little lie and the mother of the dead soldier who Barack mentioned (the bracelet) has asked him repeatedly to quit mentioning her son. http://newsbusters.org/blogs/war…let-w he re- media

Newsbusters is a conservative site, please dont use this as a “source”. The father of the soldier who leans toward McCain made comments speculating as to the mothers feelings and intentions. The conservative stories are HEARSAY!!!! Here are several other stories which refute your claim. These articles use direct quotes from the mother Tracey Jopek, who interviewed with the AP. Read it for yourself…

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iNxTA pa2sQRu0Xx99P3jt2bEXw7gD93G7THO0

http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=/20080930/WDH06/80930 0364

www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/29/soldie rs-mother-ecstatic_n_130157.html

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By: Matt http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/27/mccain-disappointed-that-media-declared-debate-a-tie/comment-page-4/#comment-378293 Tue, 30 Sep 2008 13:58:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/27/mccain-disappointed-that-media-declared-debate-a-tie/#comment-378293 Add to #1 about Biden, that he too graduated near the bottom of his class. Do you even know what law school he attended? Hint: It wasn’t the Naval Academy.

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By: Matt http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/27/mccain-disappointed-that-media-declared-debate-a-tie/comment-page-4/#comment-378292 Tue, 30 Sep 2008 13:54:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/27/mccain-disappointed-that-media-declared-debate-a-tie/#comment-378292 Elisa,

As expected, you had no defense for the fact that you claim to be such an intellectual and describe your candidate as the same, but cannot explain why such a brilliant man would:

1. Not have noticed the racist rantings of his pastor even once over a 20 year period.
2. Threatened to declare war on an ally (Pakistan).
3. Claim we should take Russia to the UN Security Council over the Georgia invasion (Russia has veto power, dumb@ss!)
4. Claim to not know anything about the illegal voter registration of ACORN, of which he was a part.
5. Claim to not know anything about the felonies being committed by his close friend and personal financier Tony Rezko.
6. Claim to not know William Ayers, the unrepentant anti-American terrorist in whose house he launched his political career.
7. Claim repeatedly to have had a consistent position on something (“As I’ve said in the past…”, “As I’ve always said,”) when there are recorded quotes of him stating exact opposites on multiple issues.
8. Refuse to appear at town-hall style debates for which he couldn’t prepare answers ahead of time.
9. Think the American public is so stupid to not realize that socialism has resulted in economic collapse everywhere it has been tried.

This last one defines liberalism. Everyone who doesn’t think like you is an idiot. Anyone who went to Harvard is smarter than everyone else.

If it wasn’t ignorance that led Obama to make those claims and have those beliefs, then it was pure dishonesty and awful judgment. Which do you think?

Since you’re not willing to defend Obama on these points, maybe you’re willing to defend Biden on:

1. Ridiculous claims that he received three college degrees while on a full legal scholarship and placed near the top of his class. The truth was he received ONE degree with a double major (far from three degrees) while receiving financial aid (far from a full scholarship.) Anyone with an inkling of intelligence would have realized those claims could be easily verified or disproven, as they were, with five minutes of research.

2. Claiming that FDR went on TV in 1929 after the market crash to reassure the American public. I know eight-year olds who can tell you FDR wasn’t president in 1929, and that television was a couple decades away.

3. Claiming you have to have a “slight Indian accent” to “go into a Dunkin Donuts or Seven-Eleven.” Actually, this may not have been too stupid, knowing that, as a democrat, the media would give him a free pass. Do you think George Allen would have had that statement ignored?

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By: Matt http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/27/mccain-disappointed-that-media-declared-debate-a-tie/comment-page-4/#comment-378291 Tue, 30 Sep 2008 13:15:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/27/mccain-disappointed-that-media-declared-debate-a-tie/#comment-378291 Really difficult to get into the Naval Academy when your father is an admiral.
McCain looked as if someone gave him a wedgee with his Depends.

– Posted by RealAmerican

Where in your class at the Naval Academy did you graduate, genius?

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By: TheTruthIs... http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/27/mccain-disappointed-that-media-declared-debate-a-tie/comment-page-4/#comment-378282 Tue, 30 Sep 2008 11:11:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/27/mccain-disappointed-that-media-declared-debate-a-tie/#comment-378282 McCain for me was a failure in this match. Obama easily outshone him with his intellect and skill as an orator. He was measured, calm, decisive and constructive. McCain often resorted to a stale kind of didactic manner which neither clarified or expounded what he was talking about.

He said ‘he’ was disappointed? He could say that, although that is exactly what WE will be if he and his strange partner get into the Whitehouse.

What next, Sarah Palin taking potshots at specially placed moose on the Whitehouse lawn? McCain tongue-lashing his subordinates to hell?

McCain did not prove one iota that he is presidential material and even looked, to me, slightly frail and flaky.

The winner here was indeed Obama.

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By: aida tanaka http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/27/mccain-disappointed-that-media-declared-debate-a-tie/comment-page-4/#comment-378271 Tue, 30 Sep 2008 04:10:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/27/mccain-disappointed-that-media-declared-debate-a-tie/#comment-378271 In this confusing quagmire of economy, I think Obama is the right and best choice for all of us. Just thinking of bad health condition would come about any time for McSame and Sarah Palin would be a commander in chief, all of my blood is frozen all at once. By the way, the escort or guard service or Air Force one would be used for her family of seven-in-chief sounds like scary. This would consume lots of public money and work to serve her family.

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By: Leigh http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/27/mccain-disappointed-that-media-declared-debate-a-tie/comment-page-4/#comment-378259 Tue, 30 Sep 2008 03:28:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/27/mccain-disappointed-that-media-declared-debate-a-tie/#comment-378259 I’m very interested in all the different takes on
why McCain wouldn’t ever look Obama in the eye
as he was speaking. I’ve always found that if a
person refuses to look you in the eye it’s because
he isn’t telling the truth. Could that be it?

At any rate, I was very drawn to the calm, steady
nature that Obama displayed and felt that he
exhibited true statesmanship and thoughtfullness.
McCain just came across to me as very narrow minded,
stubborn to a fault and even arrogant. I just
don’t feel like he quite connects with those of
us who live on middle class incomes, don’t own
7 houses and 13 cars and don’t have wives who wear
$300,000 outfits.

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By: fbla1805 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/27/mccain-disappointed-that-media-declared-debate-a-tie/comment-page-4/#comment-378254 Tue, 30 Sep 2008 01:49:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/27/mccain-disappointed-that-media-declared-debate-a-tie/#comment-378254 Sarah Palin’s star has been falling ever since her “pitbull with lipstick” speech, when she so lustfully tore into Obama and mobilized full-throated screams of approval from her political base in the Republican Party.

For example, during Palin’s reign as mayor of Wasilla, female rape-victims reporting the crime were forced to pay out of their own pocket for the forensic-kit and exam needed in the work-up, an uncommon state of affairs even in Alaska (documented in detail in NYT 9/26/08),

What makes this fact so compelling, is Palin’s publicly stated belief that even women who suffer rape-pregnancy should be required to carry that pregnancy to full term and birth.

Since becoming V.P. candidate of the Republican Party, Palin has refused to clarify her position on these issues.

On less emotional questions, Palin’s glamour has also been wearing thin as voters learned of
–her unbridled pork-politics (to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars as Alaskan Gov., and even millions garnered from the Federal budget by hiring a major D.C. lobbying firm while mayor of the town of Wasilla, population 9,000),
–her flip-flopping (for the Bridge to Nowhere before she was against it, then pocketing the money in the end anyway), and
–her ongoing stonewalling of a legislative investigation (Troopergate) into abuse of office charges against her, which this past Friday was again in the news, as more of her aides refused to testify.

With McCain’s actuarial table showing a 1-in-3 chance of Palin actually taking over as President during his first term, her interview performances with statements like
–“I can actually see Russia from an Alaskan island”;
– “the Bush Doctrine – in what respect?”; and
–“McCain’s record on finance regulation – I’ll get back to you on that later”
began turning her into a serious liability for the Ticket.

Yet at the debate Friday night, and today in Ohio, McCain keeps praising her! He is so cranky and stubborn, that just can’t admit mistakes!

In the end the American voters will decide the issue in November.

Sure I’m uneasy at the thought of what she might do, were a Pres. McCain to become incapacitated. As the most powerful politician on earth, her potential for wreaking destruction and devastation across America, and on the entire world, is truly mind-boggling.

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By: Michael John http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/27/mccain-disappointed-that-media-declared-debate-a-tie/comment-page-4/#comment-378247 Tue, 30 Sep 2008 00:26:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/27/mccain-disappointed-that-media-declared-debate-a-tie/#comment-378247 John must have gotten hold of some of Cindy’s stolen pain medications.

He obviously saw the CNN, USA Today and CBS polls that all found Obama won the debate. But McCain trying to “spin” the story, calls it a “tie.”

I imagine come election day, when Obama wins, McCain will call that a tie, too.

McCain is an out-of-touch, delusional senior.
And, I sure as heck do not want Palin as possible VP or President. No way.

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