Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tonight, You. Obama vs. McCain: Round 2 - Live Blog!

10:40- Main thought on the campaign: Obama didn't stay overly conservative in his debating style as I feared, and he ended up throwing some serious attacks. McCain didn't land a knockout blow, which means Obama won. He's losing badly, he needed a game-changer, and he didn't get it. That means a loss for him.

10:38
- @DHR again: John McCain's Economic plan

10:35-
@DHR: Prophetic on the crappy camera angles.

10:32-
What I don't know with what will happen... Bold leadership.

10:30-
Good point by Obama on how Iran started on their Nuclear path... by taking the policy that McCain proposes!

10:25-
Ok, McCain is definitely waddling. There is no other word for it.

10:23-
@D: Disappointed that no one has taken a strong stand against Ivan Drago yet.

10:18-
"I know what it's like to send young men into war" DCJonesy's response: "Yeah, because you already did!"
Brilliant.


10:15-
Yes! Well done Barack!!! When he steps out of the box and says things like: "This is they guy who said bomb iran, this is the guy who said he'd obliterate north Korea!" he absolutely destroys him.

10:12-
"Walk softly and carry a big stick"? Was Teddy Roosevelt an armed robber?

10:10-
@6.54: Agree on the intervention question, not an easy one to say the least. Why a problem from hell was such a good book.

10:08-
An interesting question on whether Pakistan is a sovereign country or not. I'd bet they both agree not.

10:06-
2 good points from Chris Bowers:
-Brokaw keeps telling Obama to stop talking and then, when McCain interjects with a barb, Brokaw laughs again. Yeah--nice.

-Obama probably shouldn't bring up that Delaware is the best state for banking.
10:02- "There are things I don't understand, why we are in Iraq" Line of the debate so far, Well said Barack.

9:59-
And we will shed more blood, for more freedom? These answers just keep coming out weirdly for McCain.

9:57-
And he crushes it. Well done.

9:56-
Massive, Massive massive softball for Obama on whether it's a right or responsibility.

9:55-
"Hair Transplants?" He really is losing his mind before our eyes.

9:53-
Boo government! Look at what those people did to the economy! You'd be better off without health insurance. Clearly.

9:50-
Stop talking about Obama voting for the energy bill. Makes me want to hurl.

9:48-
STOP SAYING MY FRIENDS. STOP STOP STOP.

9:46-
McCain can't see light! Wave and set off a horn when you want me to stop.

9:41-
"I'm not too popular among some of my peers" That's an understatement.

9:37-
I'm in favor of taxing the wealthy! I doubt that's the choice McCain wants to give to most voters right now.

9:35-
"Wall Street got drunk" makes it into a debate question... now I've seen it all. And the old man makes a jello joke? You've got to be kidding me.

9:33-
@DCJonesy: McCain looks like he's struggling to stand, they might have to cart him off the stage.

9:29-
Shorter McCain: "if you eliminate most government programs, the deficit will greatly decrease.

9:27-
@DHR- This event really was not designed with sensible camera angles in mind. 60% of the debate is the back of their heads.

9:23-
McCain is wandering aimlessly on stage like he's sleepwalking. That can't be a good look.

9:20-
@6.54: No you idiot, we passed the bailout, things won't get worse. We gave up 700 billion dollars of our money for Paulson to fix it. He told us knows what to do with it. That means things are getting better. Moron.

9:18-
I'd like to see that letter too... does anybody know what he's talking about?

9:10-
Question: When did John McCain unsuspend his campaign? And I'm glad John McCain assumes you don't know about Fannie Mae, you fucking idiots.

9:08-
I identify Phil Gramm as his choice!

9:04-
Guy who asked question to McCain: "TOO CLOSE MAN- YOU TOO CLOSE!"

9:00 PM:
And after watching a wizards pre-season game where Antwan Jamison just destroyed his knee...(mutters curses under breath) were off to the debate!

Last time was a huge success, and that's for a debate that historically has no significance on the race whatsoever! Tonight can only up the ante, although I admit it won't be the same without the whirlwind of folksiness and bullshit that is Sarah Palin. Judging by the events of the last couple days you'll wonder whether McCain will either try do arrest the terrorist lover on stage, or just refer to him as "boy". Tune in tonight to find out!

75 comments:

  1. Live from the debate, floor reporter Rb..how is everyone tonight?? Looks like we're in for a lively show, filled with 'real folk' with 'tough questions' who carry no bias whatsoever! Lets see what these people have to say before the show starts....

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  2. gonna be one heck of a town meetin'

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  3. Is it just me, or do you guys feel like the the whole instantaneous measurement of approval thing is a weird throwback to Roman mob rule?

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  4. @6.54: Agreed- on mob rule

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  5. 9:04 - Guy who asked question to McCain: "TOO CLOSE MAN- YOU TOO CLOSE!"

    word. no Dy-lan.

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  6. i've always hated the town hall format...at least in how it is implemented..it always looks TOO forced and awkward when the they wonder towards the crowd...

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  7. yeah, wait, what? ebay?

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  8. BROKAW LAYING DOWN THE LAW!

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  9. Yeah, rescue sounds so much nicer

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  10. Benefit of living in DC: totally knowing what Fannie and Freddie are.

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  11. why does john mccain breathe so hard into the mic? and why does he refer to "Fannie" and "Freddie" like they're real people?

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  12. what about deregs?


    there it is

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  13. Obama's coming across as awesome.

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  14. Let's be clear: its gonna get worse.

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  15. Neither will say that hings will fall apart. The way things are you can't tell the public the truth...

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  16. yeah, the town hall format is totally forced. on the plus side, it might be too much walking back forth for McCain. Obama should be able to wear him down by the 4th quarter

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  17. McSame has had every opportunity to fix things and has failed! Obama is ready to start the change now!

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  18. crowd's take: "McCain, you need some gum. breath like some thunder"

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  19. This format makes good camera angles impossible.

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  20. on the plus side, it might be too much walking back forth for McCain. Obama should be able to wear him down by the 4th quarter

    I ever tell you guys about the time John McCain literally ran into a friend of mine, who is a skinny girl, and then nearly fell down?

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  21. Maybe he can teach us to 'fly!'

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  22. Get the f out of Iraq

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  23. FYI, that JFK reference about energy is cribbed from an Al Gore speech.

    Which I am totally okay with.

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  24. Oooooooh! A question from the internet! I bet it'll be much smarter!


    Well... maybe not.

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  25. his spending freeze idea sounds like it will approximately $55

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  26. a Democrat bringing up 9/11! go figure!

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  27. What smart things did Bush do after 9/11, exactly?

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  28. practice protectionism? someone tell Bristol Palin that

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  29. Does anyone actually still believe that Obama wants to raise taxes?

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  30. A good point from Bowers: FDR didn't raise taxes!?

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  31. mccain should stop mentioning lieberman. does he realize that everyone hates that guy?

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  32. At least he can say 'nuclear'

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  33. McCain wants NUCLEAR CARS!

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  34. John can't see the light!

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  35. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't relying on nuclear power not a long-term solution, that does not free us from foreign energy/economy concerns?

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  36. what the hell is mccain doing in the bg?? wondering around aimlessly?

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  37. 6.54 said...
    "That one"?!

    10/7/08 9:50 PM

    i noticed that. very, very condescending.

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  38. uh-oh, mccain's starting to get a little angry:

    http://www.blogadilla.com/img/john_mccain_popyeye_lookalike.jpg

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  39. this is a different obama that showed up...i think he's genuinely pissed off

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  40. 9:55- "Hair Transplants?" He really is losing his mind before our eyes.

    Yeah... Also, as I say, the taller candidate with the better hair wins, so I'm not sure why he's pointing out his weak point.

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  41. 9:57- And he crushes it.

    9:56- Massive, Massive massive softball for Obama on whether it's a right or responsibility.


    Agreed. That was awesome. Maybe a little too long, now, but right on.

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  42. Can anyone name a single time when the United States has intervened on behalf of someone else's freedom?

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  43. That question (about the doctrine of intervention) was really difficult.

    I'm not sure how to answer.

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  44. ..."whereas I announced my intention to bomb iran..."

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  45. I thought McCain's hero was Reagan?

    (Also, for the record, there's not even the tiniest chance that Teddy Roosevelt would be a republican today).

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  46. WHOA....WAIT...WAIT...
    Somebody please nail him on the "freedom Fighters" and "taliban" leadership distinction he just made

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  47. "You're doing a great job, Tom."

    That was sweet, particularly since he's been treating McCain favorably.

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  48. Yeah! "Bomb bomb bomb Iran"!!!

    Awesomeawesomeawesomeawesome

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  49. Anyone else notice how McCain refuses to look at Obama?

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  50. Again, McCain: you've just been sitting on the sidelines with this foolproof plan to catch bin Laden?

    Why does he keep saying that?


    Damnit, my internet cut out for a second and I lost the feed.

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  51. cue the Rocky IV soundtrack...it's time to talk Russia

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  52. Oh yeah, great point from Kos: Reagan hated McCain, never really forgave him for dumping his first wife.

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  53. Actually, yeah, that Russia=The Evil Empire question was kinda uncalled for.

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  54. Petty Officer? He got the petty part down alright!

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  55. "what don't you know and how will you learn it?"

    ...what a stupid fucking question. is this really a debate?

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  56. O didn't answer that last question- none of them will...

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  57. It's tough to marry a beer distributor!

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  58. they must have told him told him to hammer the "i know what it's like..." catch phrase. do you really? anyone can say they know what it's like to do a lot of shit, it doesn't mean you actually do

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  59. i am pleasantly surprised by Obama's performance..
    He finally attacked

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  60. Well, that was a pretty useless debate.

    On the other hand, I just heard Brokaw very slightly on the – too close to a mic or something – saying something like. "You could see what I was dealing with... just the nature of the best... two minutes, two minutes, one minute, yeah right!"

    If there is any clear loser tonight, it is him.

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  61. Hey Julian, i don't know if you've checked out Redstate.com's live chat program, but its pretty cool, and i believe its free but could be wrong:

    http://www.coveritlive.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=62

    I was looking at it on the main page, and it seems cool

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  62. 6.54 is right. if there is anything we can all agree according to the CNN running feed of how happy/sad undecided voters of ohio felt about the debate tonight it was that they all felt completely indifferent on everything tom brokaw said.

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  63. Man, everyone they're reading on CNN's "comments from the viewers" section is asking for more specifics from the candidates. Aside from that actually being pretty awesome – really awesome – that's sorta the whole point of the internet.

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  64. Morning-after thought: McCain decided not to say anything, to basically concede, and rely on the underlying racism of America to vote his party in. "That one." As if to say: the other, the boy, the one you inwardly hate. Let Plain deliver whatever messages will embed her in the future fantasies of sleepy nationalists.

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