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McCain Chickening Out of Tomorrow's Debate

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    Minh

    ... to save the economy. Huh? What? He can't spare 3 hrs out of his day?

    But is John McCain some sort of economic expert?


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    matthews

    Flying from Washington to Mississippi +preparing for debate + engaging in debate + flying from Mississippi to Washington > 3 hours.

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    jason818_25​3.33

    There is a bigger issue a foot. The US is on the verge of an economic crisis.

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    wisemx

    Minh in all honesty if you were here in person I would be handing out a lesson in Respect and Honor.

    The Honorable Veteran John McCain is doing the respectable thing.  Ooh Rah!

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    McCain is still a senator (just like Obama is).  He's taking time away from his campaign to do what he was elected and sworn to do: help govern the country.

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    Minh

    wisemx said:
    Minh in all honesty if you were here in person I would be handing out a lesson in Respect and Honor.

    The Honorable Veteran John McCain is doing the respectable thing.  Ooh Rah!
    Please be more specific.

    McCain lies to Vietnam vet when questioned:


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    jason818_25​3.33

    wisemx said:
    Minh in all honesty if you were here in person I would be handing out a lesson in Respect and Honor.

    The Honorable Veteran John McCain is doing the respectable thing.  Ooh Rah!

    I agree, I think candidates spend way to much time on their campaign and not enough doing their current job. Are they getting paid with tax payer dollars while campaigning?

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    Minh

    jason818_253.33 said:
    wisemx said:
    *snip*

    I agree, I think candidates spend way to much time on their campaign and not enough doing their current job. Are they getting paid with tax payer dollars while campaigning?

    This is a candidate for the friggin' president of the U.S. of A. You can't spare a few hours (3 or more) to participate in a fundamental event of the democratic process?

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    Bass

    CannotResolveSymbol said:
    McCain is still a senator (just like Obama is).  He's taking time away from his campaign to do what he was elected and sworn to do: help govern the country.
    Yeah I think he should stay a Senator since he is so good at it. Obama for President. Smiley

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    brian.​shapiro

    Minh said:
    wisemx said:
    *snip*
    Please be more specific.

    McCain lies to Vietnam vet when questioned:


    Minh,

    If you watch Countdown with Keith Olbermann enough, one day you'll believe all Senate Republicans gather ever Saturday night for a witches cabal and summon Satan in the form of a goat and drink the blood of black babies.

    I'm not sure of the legislation the guy was asking about, but I know a with lot of the GI bills McCain voted against, he voted for similar bills that he considered better. For instance, the latest veterans bill that Obama supported, Webb's bill, McCain opposed because he felt that benefits should increase with the time the soldier is in service, which was not provided. McCain was trying to get his legislation through, and because he didn't support Obama's legislation, Obama called that 'not supporting veterans'.

    Classic Washington politics.

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    jamie

    brian.shapiro said:
    Minh said:
    *snip*
    Minh,

    If you watch Countdown with Keith Olbermann enough, one day you'll believe all Senate Republicans gather ever Saturday night for a witches cabal and summon Satan in the form of a goat and drink the blood of black babies.

    I'm not sure of the legislation the guy was asking about, but I know a with lot of the GI bills McCain voted against, he voted for similar bills that he considered better. For instance, the latest veterans bill that Obama supported, Webb's bill, McCain opposed because he felt that benefits should increase with the time the soldier is in service, which was not provided. McCain was trying to get his legislation through, and because he didn't support Obama's legislation, Obama called that 'not supporting veterans'.

    Classic Washington politics.
    well aparently it is going on with - or without him
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/25/obama-will-make-debate-a_n_129250.html

    either a town hall or interview with obama - if mcain doesnt show

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    Minh

    brian.shapiro said:
    Minh said:
    *snip*
    Minh,

    If you watch Countdown with Keith Olbermann enough, one day you'll believe all Senate Republicans gather ever Saturday night for a witches cabal and summon Satan in the form of a goat and drink the blood of black babies.

    I'm not sure of the legislation the guy was asking about, but I know a with lot of the GI bills McCain voted against, he voted for similar bills that he considered better. For instance, the latest veterans bill that Obama supported, Webb's bill, McCain opposed because he felt that benefits should increase with the time the soldier is in service, which was not provided. McCain was trying to get his legislation through, and because he didn't support Obama's legislation, Obama called that 'not supporting veterans'.

    Classic Washington politics.
    You're ignoring the actual fact that IAV gave McCain a D (Obama a B+) and DAV gave McCain a 20%  (Obama a 80%) mark.

    And here's the "honorable" John McCain flip-flopping on torture.


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    jamie

    Minh said:
    brian.shapiro said:
    *snip*
    You're ignoring the actual fact that IAV gave McCain a D (Obama a B+) and DAV gave McCain a 20%  (Obama a 80%) mark.

    And here's the "honorable" John McCain flip-flopping on torture.


    UPDATE III: McCain aide Tucker Bounds tells MSNBC, "we're going into the debates."

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    jason818_25​3.33

    Minh said:
    brian.shapiro said:
    *snip*
    You're ignoring the actual fact that IAV gave McCain a D (Obama a B+) and DAV gave McCain a 20%  (Obama a 80%) mark.

    And here's the "honorable" John McCain flip-flopping on torture.


    I can’t stand McCain. He comes across a little to politician to me. I’m not a big fan of Obama ether. His socialist government isn’t the type of government I am in line with and some topics of his platform are ethicly not in line with mine. I don’t know who to vote for.

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    Andrei P

    jamie said:
    Minh said:
    *snip*

    UPDATE III: McCain aide Tucker Bounds tells MSNBC, "we're going into the debates."

    And somebody, somewhere is criticizing that as well, right now.

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    evildictait​or

    jason818_253.33 said:
    wisemx said:
    *snip*

    I agree, I think candidates spend way to much time on their campaign and not enough doing their current job. Are they getting paid with tax payer dollars while campaigning?

    Don't be foolish enough to believe the "suspending my campaign" rubbish. The economy is the main battleground for the presidency. McCain isn't going to Washington to sort out Wall Street, he's going to Washington so he can tell voters he went to Washington to sort out Wall Street.

    He could just as easilly have phone calls with all of the relevant players in Washington, but no, he's flying out to have his picture taken as him being "strong on the ecomony" and "hard on those fat cats on Wall Street". It's overtly political.

    And let's be fair here - it's not just McCain - Obama's at it too, with his whole "I'm calling for a bi-partisan approach". One of the points of a bipartisan approach is that _both_ parties are involved, and so _both_ parties get credit where credit is due, but you'll see - every step in the right direction will be lauded as the personal suggestion of both of them (even when neither of them thought it up) and every setback will be due to the other's procrastination.

    I still can't get over the claim that "The democratic party is calling for a bipartisan approach". I mean how overt can you get?

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    evildictait​or

    jamie said:
    Minh said:
    *snip*

    UPDATE III: McCain aide Tucker Bounds tells MSNBC, "we're going into the debates."

    LOL: No sooner had I said it:

    that article said:
    Shortly before 2pm ET, McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds said on MSNBC that his boss deserves credit for the bipartisan bailout deal.

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    jamie

    Andrei P said:
    jamie said:
    *snip*
    And somebody, somewhere is criticizing that as well, right now.
    i never get that about minh. not that i dont agree (i like obama, and minhs taste in music and art and everything)
    ..but why post stuff just to get people mad? aka - politics.

    i know i know .. free speech and all that Wink


    *i still think MS needs some obama vibe

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