The final presidential debate is about to start.
If you don’t have a TV, you can livestream it here.
Let the live nude blogging commence! (And don’t forget your boxers.)
prefer to go sans boxers. But I will agree to tube socks. And frosty beer.
in the last chance saloon.--says some New York newspaper, according to Katie Coric. (Dang, can't spell her name.)
I'm sans boxers as well, but I do have Swedish fish.
is sporting a little more grey in his hair, no?
can do that to a guy.
a frosty local NOLA beer and some sub-par pasta coming my way!
has followed him into this debate
Truly despises you John
We aren't so innocent--we've been out spending our incomes for years and years.
(Maybe an increase in the minimum wage would help that? Lower taxes?)
makes him sound like mr. herbert, the old pedophile from family guy
Oh my dear god, I love Swedish fish...the red kind, right??
Too true. That would grey anyone.
Jobs in America! Don't ship them over seas! Very good point, Obama.
But the talking points are already flowing
McCain looked at Obama, but had some weird blinking thing going on.
Is there any other?
An encounter...with a plumber. Nice emphasis, McCain.
Is anyone else having problems with the comments appearing live, or is it just my computer??
mine is also slow
encounter with a plumber once. Just wasn't meant to be.
50 percent of small business taxes ARE paid by small businesses.
Actually, 100 percent, Sen. McCain. Can you believe it?
A plumber? JOE the plumber?
I often listen to Rush brag how corporations and rich people don't pay taxes.
Now McCain's just lying.
Plumber once, his name was Mario. Nice guy, seemed to have a good grip on the blue collar perspective on the economy, but his fashion sense sucked. Why wade through cess pools in red overalls?
There it is again. I've counted at least 10 times.
Stick with what you're good at, right?
is a man of many hats, joe six pack, joe the plumber, i personally know joe grip, does anyone else know a joe?
oh, now 12
McCain, Obama just said he wouldn't raise taxes. Is John even listening?
He lives under the bridge near my apartment.
why would he listen to him?
There's how fix the deficit.
I don't own a TV. I'm listening to the radio. Is he smirking and blinking?
McCain. The question was "What programs would you cut." Not "What programs would you keep pumping money into."
Just say it, McCain. You know you want to.
It's his usual laughing to keep from raging.
for McC to push his Hillary connection. He's been calling her for economic advice.
in full force, steve
But, I must hand it to him, painkillers create job.
make a mess of it FIRST then go in and work out the fine deatils
you don't have the steady hand or the knowledge to perform a procedure like that.
blinking, doe-eyed and taking lots of notes.
in comments is annoying.
I heard they are in chairs, but that sounds funny.
how aggressive the moderator is in getting them to adhere to the questions.
So Obama will clean up Bush's mess, while McC tries to avoid the question.
You already brought up the planetarium in the last debate. New material, please.
You around, nachodaddy? Jerry? Any way we can fix it?
sitting in desk facing eachother, real close and cozy. With the mod right in front of them.
Not really. But they are seated at a table. Like the News Hour.
same thing as usual.. mccain is just attacking obama
Wow, he's actually looking at Obama this time?
Take THAT, Obama! Haha.
so many times. 4 times in the first 15 seconds of the debate, in fact.
how will you balance the budget? Will you call in the budget fairy? What's with the "I can do it, don't make me explain myself" approach?
Bam! Go Obama, go!
That was a more subtle, much more effective slap in McCain's general direction.
I think if I was in a college class, and Obama was the professor, the chances of me falling asleep would be dramatically lower. In fact, I think McCain would be asleep too.
McC's trying his damndest to paint Obama in a negative light. Obama seems to be holding his own and not taking the bait. I sure hope McC devolves into really nasty stuff. He wants to.
Anyone see the latest SNL skit? "Listen, i'm a maverick...I put a cherry bomb in so-and-so's bathroom..."
Wow. That was telling. I think that was a little bit of shame.
Is this it? Ayers?
Shut up about the town halls.
It's all Obama's fault?
Any shame? ...
He didn't stick up for me!
Gonna start crying, I think.
you accused him of hanging out with terrorists!!!!!
that his campaign had no part in making.
You hardly repudiated them.
was that an attempt to link Obama to Watergate?
McCain would bring up those town halls gone bad when he HIMSELF told the crowd to settle down. You chance to redeem yourself has passed, McCain.
is a big whiner. He has more money than me, life's not fair, I wanna be president! Now! MINE, MINE, MINE!!!
"That's a lie."
McCain has his own Watergate connection, pallin aroung with G. Gordon Liddy and all...
Will link Obama to ANYTHING to raise McCain in the polls.
4 more years and no fucking money for charter schools
health care plan is not the same as attacking character!!!!!
An attack ad against policy? Policy is open game in election season. It's character smearing that makes the campaigning nasty.
Leave poor Joe out of this!
McCain can't win this one.
McCain's interrupting, smirking and attacking. They couldn't be more opposite in their demeanors.
to quit being a fuckin' baby. He is running for president!
Your can of worms, dumbass.
Dad and grandpa arguing.
This is the debate I always wanted to see.
if McCain doesn't win this one, the GOP is already poised to point the blame at voter fraud. They've actually said the only way Obama can win is by cheating.
Stardate just kicked in on KUNM!
ever said "Kill Him!" at an Obama rally??
Obama has something McCain just doesn't: class.
Obama's sentences are great: cause and effect, followup.
the Hillary card
No, in fact when the crowd only booed at McCain's name, Obama said "We don't need that".
There it is!
You nailed it Maren. The ACORN set up, about to destroy the very fabric of our democracy.
Will someone please explain to McCain the difference between voter fraud and voter registration fraud.
And way to go Obama, for taking on the Ayers thing head-on.
My mom couldn't buy or repair her little shack of a house, and I wouldn't be where I am.
in fact when the crowd only booed at McCain's name, Obama said "We don't need that".
Just set Obama up to shoot down all the McCain-Palin talking points.
Then later, you can just do me.
You choose to associate with Liddy, who was willing to bomb and murder to win a campaign.
during all these accusations?
you crazy ass hole!
McCain's trying to save it. I don't know it is saveable. Is it?
Let me answer this one!
That's reason no. 3 for the VP pick
I want to see McCain get all sweaty when he has to talk about palin. Creeeepy.
is calm and focused, while McCain just keep self-righteously laughing to himself.
has been smiling an awkward "WTF" smile alot. It's very tactful, actually. All he can do is be polite and continue to speak smartly.
Makes me luv him.
Calm, cool, and collected, with a slight smirk and a "I'm not gonna stoop that low" expression. Detailed enough? Haha
let the record show that the first g has been dropped.
look like he believes what he's saying about Palin.
She's a Maaaaverick! So sad.
and they just want to have sex with her... just as long as she doesn't open her damn mouth
conservative pundits want to have sex with her...
palin is a breast of fresh air
No! Say no!
No, we know what you and your party have told us about her. What makes her qualified to be president, Sen. McCain?
did I mishear things or did McCain call bin Laden something along the lines of "a washed up old terrorist?"
he's being positive. Turned that right around.
What was joe wrong on, McCain? Stop switching, ass.
seem to answer a question without rambling so far off topic that he can barely find his way back.
he's not going to mention K.G.B. oil that he will suck up
I thought I didn't hear right.
where's the numbers asked for?
Stargate is on every channel.
Like with Palin and her little ethical problem? (Sorry, lag with comments and with an old lap top makes my replies slow.)
sounds like obama is putting environment on the back burner in favor of the economy.
Obama: Use the land you have, oil companies, and consider off shore drilling. (That's what he said, yes?)
He knows how to say his numbers.
Also worth pointing out.
I don't have Bravo!!!! (But this dabate is rather entertaining.)
freetrade isn't any greener
I don't want oil anymore =(
Those highfalootin intellectuals are trying to hoodwink us! We're rubes, I tell ya!
I can visible see the straws you're grasping at.
is super distracting.
with Columbia is a no brainer.--Sen. McCain
stumble stumble stumble... he doesn't know his way around south america... stumble
We have to stand for human rights.--Sen. Obama
aren't you, Maren?
...like a lizard?
a result of the declined saliva production that is a factor of old age.
bump! (this is the only way I can see the comments.)
Just energized and inspired by Palin.
Damn, Obama. That was thorough!
create jobs in America? I don't follow ...
Which creates more jobs in America by forcing Mexicans out of business and up into America for jobs.
You have to be a politician to really get it.
I think all of America is having a hard time following McCain. He seems to be wandering and contradicting himself.
Stargate is very straight forward, or so I have heard.
That doesn't buy you shit. Ask my brother who had to have manditory double-foot surgery, but we couldn't afford it for a year after all the pre-op visits. Total costs for pre-ops: $7,500. Surgery: Parents wouldn't tell me. There'a s kitchen table discussion for you, McCain.
Joe feels like a cheap used stereotype right now? I bet his plumber friends are making fun of him.
Obama called the Joe bluff.
sounds realistic and beautiful.
Obama: Yes, zero.
And I thought the elderly were all about manners.
McCain can't stay to the subject.. I dont' know how many times i've heard him say "He's raising taxes."
Great example, McCain. Really smashing!
$5000 wouldn't cover shit.
you should meet my grandma's husband... he is a fucker.... just like McCain
STFU about Joe!
sounds like a ringing endorsement from McCain
is letting Obama drive this debate. McCain keeps trying to nail him to the wall, but Obama just keeps deflecting the blow and using the energy of the attack to his benefit. Obama's like an political aikido master.
How will you fix that?
Where you going with that gun in your hand? I have a suggestion...
too odoodo o the djob
Let's bail out Wall Street! Oh ... wait.
what would you do about the current economic crisis?
McCain keeps trying to nail him to the wall, but Obama just keeps deflecting the blow
Why doesn't he maverick himself out and secede? If he want's to run a country, go own your own. Alaska, maybe. Palin could be your right hand and you can have all the oil you want =)
We should poll a whole bunch of locals named Joe and find out who they are voting for--is there time for this election guide?
Release the hounds!
but states firster. Except for if it's banning gay marriage. Get that shit in the constitution.
Must have been Ayers...
Not on politics. (But I won't hire someone who legislates from the bench.)--Sen. McCain
has a right to privacy in it.--Sen. Obama, on abortion rights
The Bush admin, supported by McCain, has made a point to appoint judges that are pro-life. What happened to judges doling out justice, not politics? I mean, if you're doing your job as a judge, your personal beliefs should never be a factor.
Government (religious nuts) needs to just back off!
It's great that he's pointing out that McCain opposed it.
called his wife a trollop-faced cunt. He doesn't think women deserve equal pay. He believes they're property, like horses.
Not pro-abortion, you fuckass
on his abortion accusations?
It's pro-choice! you old shit bag!
mccain - pro abortion
Woah woah. Pro choice is NOT pro abortion. I'm insulted.
You cheeky ass.
didn't Obama correct him?
while Obama talks about partial birth abortions. Class.
obama - nobody's pro-abortion
to prevent unintended pregancy. Options for adoption. Yes, great plans.
pro-abortion, pro-abortion, pro-abortion, pro-abortion
Again, McCain. Oh, the retoric war. It's a nasty one.
at least obama admits there are two sides to the abortion divide
There it is, Steven! Obama didn't ellaborate, but he said it.
it's all bob making this debate
in anticipation of the polls!
yeah! college for service.
I love Obama
$4,000 tuition credit, every student, every semester in exchange for community service.--Sen. Obama (He's going to get slammed on how we pay for this, however.)
This is the best debate so far IMHO
Good moderating skills.
should be about competition?
it's all about anticipation
charter schools competing with the worst schools in the western world. great.
Not get the teachers certified? How is that NOT a problem? Just throw them in front of a group of kids--no way, McCain. No frickin' way.
they left the money behind for no child left behind
It sucked ass.
My nose started bleeding as soon as McCain started talking. Bad Omen
how about answering the question
to send those kids to private schools rather then make our public, tax-funded schools better? Again, doesn't make any sense--none.
reform, reform, transparency, ruffle feathers, town hall meeting, autism, sarah palin, maverick, maverick, my friends.
he's really trying to wring it out, isn't he?
No Child Left Behind? [link]
hey... what happened to "my friends"
down syndrom baby? Less than a year? She hasn't even seen the beginning of the trouble special needs kids face in schools. Really, she won't have to--she can afford private schools. But there is no way we can send every American child to a private school.