John McCain/Barack Obama townhall debate live coverage (10/7/08)
Live coverage of the John McCain/Barack Obama town hall "debate" - concomitant with me weeping for those who want to turn our political system into something closely approximating the Soviet Union - begins now. The questions I've seen so far are simply allowing them to replay their stock speeches.
You bet BHO supports nuclear energy. His contributors depend on it.
Tom Brokaw has a follow-up. Don't worry: it's a simple one rather than something that would reveal that neither are fully qualified to be president of the U.S.
Some stiff in the audience asks whether BHO supports treating healthcare as a "commodity". I don't know exactly what that means, but BHO responded by simply replaying his stock speech about healthcare.
McCain works in a completely forced joke during his replay.
J'accuse! BHO rudely points at McCain, claiming he voted against SCHIP.
Delaware, the "loose standards" state.
Another stiff asks about going into Pakistan without their permission to get al Qaida members. Faux tough guy BHO outright says that if Pakistan won't or can't go in to get bin Laden the U.S. would go in. McCain correctly points out that there are things you say, and there are things you don't say. A much better question would have pointed out the many problems with BHO's plans and his habit of saying them out loud.
Tom Brokaw asks what might just be the dumbest question ever asked this season by a major moderator: "is Russia under Putin an 'Evil Empire'?" Seriously, he's acting like neither one of these stiffs has ever spoken about Russia before.
Did you know that McCain was in the Navy? I didn't know that.
ZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz Oh, sorry, I nodded off there.
This "debate" was a sham. It simply allowed the candidates to replay their stock speeches, when they should be called on their lies and misleading statements, and on the hugely obvious flaws in their policies.
The mainstream media is not going to do that job. We have to do that job.
Please go to a public appearance by Obama or McCain and ask them tough questions. Get their response on videotape, and then upload it to Youtube and other sites. We have to do the job the mainstream media refuses to do.