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Old 09-26-2008, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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I love the way he keeps the obama campaign, press and most everyone else off balance. John McCain will not be dictated to, he is a maverick and does things his way.

I dont want a predictable president I want one that will put his country first
Interesting way to define leadership - sort of like a rudderless ship, tossed to and fro at the mercy of the waves.
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:55 AM
 
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I heard they just want to get hin out of Washington. I guess he is done helping.
He was more of a distraction than anything else.
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:56 AM
 
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So, during the foreign policy debate, they will discuss the bailout?

Right.
Jim Lehrer, the moderator of the first debate, intends on asking questions about the economic crisis as well as foreign policy.
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:57 AM
 
Location: At my computador
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What has changed that McCain now decides it's ok to attend the debate?
Dems are locking him out of the process. A rumor had come out that this afternoons meeting had been canceled. Then, fifteen minutes later, it was back on. What appears to have happened is that Dems called off the meeting in opposition to McCain. To get them moving forward, McCain had to capitulate.

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You repub's will continue try and spin this thing until you get some sort of positive impact 4 McCain which won't happen and now you guys are in a such a PANIC and are grasping for straws. McCain is such a bonehead for doing this.....He looks to be lost to me...His campaign is in a complete meltdown -- no doubt about it
Actually, I think the Dems made a real bad move here. They're too frightened to push their bill through (with all the earmarks they were putting in-- Biden $51M while the nation's in trouble?!?) on their own because they'll not have a scapegoat if they screw it up. Now, Reps are in a much more powerful position.

It's all a game of position. It might very well be that McCain's presence forced a big concession on the Dems. I'm sure we'll hear about it at the debate.
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:57 AM
 
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I love the way he keeps the obama campaign, press and most everyone else off balance. John McCain will not be dictated to, he is a maverick and does things his way.

I dont want a predictable president I want one that will put his country first
You want a president who destabilizes things to get his way? That's not leadership; that's petulance.
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:00 AM
 
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Dems are locking him out of the process. A rumor had come out that this afternoons meeting had been canceled. Then, fifteen minutes later, it was back on. What appears to have happened is that Dems called off the meeting in opposition to McCain. To get them moving forward, McCain had to capitulate.
So McCain ineptness is the Dems fault? The spin on this is incredibility deranged.
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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I love the way he keeps the obama campaign, press and most everyone else off balance. John McCain will not be dictated to, he is a maverick and does things his way.

I dont want a predictable president I want one that will put his country first
"Maverick" - snicker!

The man's ready for a retirement home, not the White house! He comes across as past his prime, wimpy, and flat out too old for the job. Sorry, but it happens to us all, if we live long enough. This whole "campaign suspension" was a joke and just made him look like a fool. My guess is one week from now, the polls will show he's done in this race.
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:01 AM
 
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McCain will certainly be put to shame tonight. Obama is gonna tear him up. Of course, that's why he stalled with this debate.

They didn't want McCain in Washington anyway, he served no purpose. Might as well head on to Mississippi, and man-up for this debate.
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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McCain is going to be severely embarassed tonight.

That pasty white face will be turning red as a tomato.
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Default So...now the debate is on...

Do all the repubs think he is still doing what is best for the country by LEAVING Washington without a plan in place? He is not sticking to his original plan and making sure a plan is in place before he debates...so what is up?
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