U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Elections
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-07-2008, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Chicago
4,340 posts, read 6,078,049 times
Reputation: 2370

Advertisements

A few weeks ago, this board was filled with those threads by posters convinced that the former president of the Harvard Law Review was an empty vessel who could only read a teleprompter. Now that Obama has soundly beaten McCain in two debates, any of you feel the need to reevaluate what was always a transparently ridiculous assessment?

Also, any of you who criticized Obama for this "nothing-without-a-teleprompter" attack feel that label may now be better applied to a certain Vice Presidential candidate, over a month into the campaign and still too dim to give a press conference?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-07-2008, 11:57 PM
 
1,535 posts, read 1,244,831 times
Reputation: 454
It's not nice to rub salt into their wounds.

Now where did I leave my salt shaker???
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-07-2008, 11:58 PM
 
1,961 posts, read 1,552,582 times
Reputation: 165
He has his stuttering down pat, no need for the teleprompter if da da da da da dats all he gonna do.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-07-2008, 11:58 PM
 
382 posts, read 371,694 times
Reputation: 106
Quote:
Originally Posted by WinterinAmerica View Post
It's not nice to rub salt into their wounds.

Now where did I leave my salt shaker???

Pass it to me. I would love to rub it in too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-08-2008, 12:01 AM
 
2,018 posts, read 1,945,297 times
Reputation: 833
He was pretty impressive overall, but there were a few responses where he rambled a bit and lost focus.

But he was far more comfortable and sincere than McCain, and I think people are going to read that. McCain had some good replies, but his same problem carried over from his first debate - he seemed impatient and unnerved by Obama.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-08-2008, 12:03 AM
 
9,107 posts, read 12,612,799 times
Reputation: 4037
Will Kosher salt work? That's all I got.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-08-2008, 12:04 AM
 
1,535 posts, read 1,244,831 times
Reputation: 454
That'll do.

I have a large jar of sea salt that I would gladly sacrifice to the cause.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-08-2008, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Chicago
4,340 posts, read 6,078,049 times
Reputation: 2370
Quote:
Originally Posted by kidicarus89 View Post
He was pretty impressive overall, but there were a few responses where he rambled a bit and lost focus.

But he was far more comfortable and sincere than McCain, and I think people are going to read that. McCain had some good replies, but his same problem carried over from his first debate - he seemed impatient and unnerved by Obama.
Agreed completely.

McCain has completely lost that easy-going banter that made him a successful politician. All he has these days is this strangely tense and somewhat creepy persona interspersed by the now robotic "my friends" tic and the occasional Montgomery Burns-esque forced smile.

He's losing on issues and he's losing on likeability. Not a recipe for success. Nor is lowering the expectations on Obama, especially an Obama ripened after 2 years of campaigning and 20 something debates. But I enjoyed seeing the usual suspects jump on board that spin.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-08-2008, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
15,400 posts, read 18,101,957 times
Reputation: 18806
Hmmmm.... this will be a tough one to spin.

Well, I suppose they could hold onto it by saying "he just learned a new skill for this debate", but then they'd have to say something like "so he's a fast learner, so what!" And that would unravel some of their other claims.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-08-2008, 08:27 AM
 
5,527 posts, read 6,130,023 times
Reputation: 1827
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ironclad View Post
He has his stuttering down pat, no need for the teleprompter if da da da da da dats all he gonna do.
So Mccain is losing to a stuttering idiot? What does that say about your boy?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Elections

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top