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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Debate reactions

Yeah, yeah, I know I'm about two days late with this, but I have a good excuse. No, really I do. Yesterday was Marcie's birthday, and our wedding anniversary. Sorry, but priorities in life come before the pleasure of opining about politics.

The debate wasn't bad. We think McCain was a little slow out the gate, and despite the focus on the economy for the beginning of the debate, we really can't critique either McCain or Obama on what they said. They have their views, and they really had no idea what Congress was going to come up with for the bailout. (Yes, a plan is on the table, and we'll take a look at it later to see if it addresses what needs to be done, and whether it's actually feasible to the nation.) I will say this about Obama's ideas. Dude, when you're asked what you would cut from the budget, you need to have an answer. America knows that DC spends far too much of our money on worthless projects. So, I'll downgrade him on that. At least McCain answered the question.

As for the foreign policy portion of the debate, McCain kicked Obama's butt all over the stage on this. Obama really has no clue how to deal with foreign policy, and that was evident from McCain's scolding him over his comments about Pakistan. Dude, you never say you're going to invade an ally, publicly, at least, and that's what he did, so the condemnation from McCain was just.

Granted, Obama screwed up on a couple of other areas, including misconstruing Henry Kissinger's idea on diplomacy. Barry, how can you get your answer out of what Kissinger said when his rebuke was succinct?

"Senator McCain is right. I would not recommend the next President of the United States engage in talks with Iran at the Presidential level. My views on this issue are entirely compatible with the views of my friend Senator John McCain. We do not agree on everything, but we do agree that any negotiations with Iran must be geared to reality."

See, he doesn't know what the Hell he's talking about.

Consider the first debate a win for John McCain. Barack Obama seems content to play president instead of actually taking the time to weigh such serious decisions. But, did we expect anything less from a man who enjoys voting "present" on issues rather than taking a stand, and making a tough decision?

Publius II


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