Ding Ding: Round two!

Will the gloves come off?

When asked – John McCain said that tonight is the night when he will take the gloves off in the debate. But will that work – if you take into account that the audience will be made up of undecided voters.

They, more that partisan voters, are none too keen on negativity.

At a campaign event in Denver, Colorado, last week, a voter asked McCain when he was going to “let the gloves come off and go after” Obama.

McCain’s response: “How about Tuesday night?”

I am sure, as you are reading this, you are looking forward to the debate just as much as I am. I am, believe me, expecting explosions tonight. McCain is tanking and he only has himself to blame.

These are the Town Hall meeting that he wanted to take on Obama in – but couldn’t agree with the Obama camp how they should be moderated so he lost out. That was the first time we saw that McCain was a bit erratic. Add to that his recent behaviour and you are getting an over all picture of a McCain America.

It wasn’t clear if the first debate would even take place because McCain suspended his campaign, he said, to focus on the financial crisis. By the morning of the debate, he said he thought Congress had made enough progress on the bailout proposal for him to go ahead with the debate. Democrats blasted his move as a political stunt.

Political stunt indeed – McCain is now claiming credit for the “Bail-out” – if proof were needed that he would use his odd stance to promote his economic mantel – which most know that he doesn’t have.

The economy – as I have said so many time before – is what will win this election. Bush and Bush policies will just not cut it – and McCain is following Bush economic policy, with a bit more for added effect.

Look into John McCain’s healthcare plan – it will scare you to death. It is a fine plan – as long as you have a job – but with 159,000 jobs lost in the last month, that doesn’t bode well for that one.

The candidates on Tuesday will not only take questions from moderator Tom Brokaw of NBC News, but they’ll also answer questions from people in the audience and from Internet participants.

The audience will be made up of uncommitted voters.

“These debates, town hall debates, are often very telling, they often provide the most dramatic moments in a campaign,” said Bill Schneider, CNN’s senior political analyst.

“If either of the candidates tries to go negative when you’re with an audience of ordinary voters, they don’t like it. We’ve heard them sometimes get very upset when the candidates start attacking each other, so that’s going to be hard to do in a town hall format,” he said.

This is another of John McCain’s strong points, as was the foreign policy debate last week, even though much of that debate was the economy, which we can’t reiterate enough is what Americans think about – Town Hall debates is where McCain feel most comfortable so this is his real last big throw of the dice. The pressure is on McCain because of that – if he doesn’t blow Obama away tonight – you will see many more minutes aired slagging Obama off and no content whatsoever from the McCain campaign.

When the final debate comes up I think we will see which way this election is going to fall.

I still, as I always have, predict a landslide victory for Obama. I could be made to eat humble pie – but I just think this is going to be a big win for the Democrats.

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0 Responses to Ding Ding: Round two!

  1. Howard says:

    Thank goodness McCain and Palin are finally taking off the gloves. Like millions of Americans I’ve awaited the truth, while feeling frustration watching Obama get a free ride. Subjects like Wright, Farrakhan, Pfleger, Rezko, Ayers, and others, seem to have been off limits for discussion, when they go to the core of who Obama is. In defense of Obama, the media treats him like a sacred cow, and implies that since these subjects were visited at one time, they’re not fair game to revisit … but, why not? Like millions of Americans I’ve never been comfortable with Obama attending Jeremiah Wright’s church for TWENTY YEARS … suddenly quitting for political expediency, and then claiming that he never heard the racist, anti-American sermons going on there. Also, the Trintity church website has since sanitized it’s previous links on the ‘Black Values System’ … and, the ‘Black Liberation Theology’ which Obama sworn an oath to for TWENTY YEARS.

  2. John McCain says:

    I am a gentleman, Willy.
    I will kill that ni*&er take my gloves off and win the debate against Mr. Obama. He is an elitist muslim-terrorist-friend.

  3. Ok, so here were are at round two.

    First off, we need to make sure Obama DOES NOT get to be president. Obama has had communications with this guy Ayers as recent as 2005. If he didnt have ANY ties with terrorism, why would he do anything with this guy ESPECIALLY after the September 2001 attacks?

    Second, Obama has little experience with foreign policy. This is why Joe Biden would be VP.

    Third, timetable for Iraq? I say no, when the job gets done it gets done. Not a second before. We need to wipe out Al Qaeda and all its associates along with anyone who gets in our way of doing so.

    These are the top 3 things I believe why we shouldnt vote for Obama. I think Sarah Palin is a good choice for VP. She reminds me of Rudy Giuliani who says whats on his mind and if you dont like it, well its tough on you. Yes, she is new to national government but it appears she has more sense than Obama and Biden put together. Joe Biden thinks that because he has 31 years experience in Congress this means something, remember, there are people who have 8 years of college and have no clue on how to turn a light switch on. So the more experience you have doesnt mean jack.


  4. Mary says:

    I wish CNN would stop acting like the Republicans and the Democrats are the ONLY two political parties out there. They were BOTH FOR the bailout. Can’t we hear from someone who was against it, like the Libertarian party or the Constitutional party? Or how about the Green party? Lets have a real debate, not more posturing and more of the same.

  5. Jenny says:

    So much drama. Time for a breather before round 2. Check out the candidates in animated form debating over, of all things, pencils.


  6. P says:

    McCain and Palin are totally unfit to be in office, sticking the people of Alaska with a bill when she stays in her own home is criminal, plus she tells so many lies to the American people openly as if we are all dumb. Telling everyone that she stopped the bridge to no where is a lie too, she was not even sworn into office when that happened. then their is her husband who wanted Alaska along with herself to leave the U.S. Plus the lie about the plane that she said that she sold on EBay, when all she did was out it up for Auction but was sold through a broker, what a total liar she is and so is McCain.

    McCain is a traitor to our great country, making all those videos to save his own life, what a coward is and was, I guess country did not come first then, he said it himself, he did not love America until he was in that POW camp. As a solider we are trained to escape and to aid other to escape, I guess McCain missed that training, and that part about giving information to the enemy, even if it is false. I am former Army man and an independent voter and I see that there is no honor among McCain and Palin all they know is hate, fear, and racism. When did patriotism come from hate, bile, fear, and racism?

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