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Liveblogging Debate 3: 'Joe the Plumber' Can't Keep Obama From Debate Win

By JJ Duncan on
Barack Obama greets John McCain during the third presidential debate in the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University October 15, 2008 in Hempstead, New York. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images North America)Given that last debate I was wrong about who won (I said McCain, the polls showed Obama), I think I'm on solid ground with my gut reaction this time. It seems pretty obvious that Obama seemed more poised and ready with answers while McCain was visibly frustrated...Read Full Story

Liveblogging Debate 3: Wrapping it up

By JJ Duncan on
Well it looks like the fireworks are over and the two candidates are winding down now.Bob Schieffer just told a national audience to visit mydebates.org, which redirects to a MySpace page. Huh. Seems kind of shady. I'm sure Rupert Murdoch is happy about that.Well this is probably the most national attention McCain will receive before the elections. Is he begging for votes with his last few seconds in the debate? That's sure how it sounds.Obama's closing statements are bringing things full...Read Full Story

Liveblogging Debate 3: Getting an edumacation

By JJ Duncan on
Obama says education probably has more to do with future economic prosperity than any other issue.Obama is the more trustworthy candidate here. I think it's in the realm of education that his experience as a community organizer helps him out. He's experienced at a grass-roots level. McCain, by comparison, seems more out of touch here than on any other issue.He talks tough about regulating the educational system and supporting school vouchers. He sounds like an education system adversary...Read Full Story

Liveblogging Debate 3: Honesty About Abortion

By JJ Duncan on
Both candidates are being very candid about their stances on abortion.It's nice when they find an issue they can just speak plainly about.McCain wants to prevent impoverished mothers from seeking abortions.Obama wants to kill babies.Heh.Read Full Story

Liveblogging Debate 3: Both Candidates Contradict Selves on Supreme Court Choices

By JJ Duncan on
McCain says he wouldn't provide a litmus test, then says a judge who supports Roe v. Wade wouldn't meet his qualifications. Sounds like a litmust test to me.Obama says he doesn't think a strict litmus test is wise, but goes on to explain why he would look for justices who support Roe v. Wade.*Sigh*Why can't they both acknowledge that they have a Roe V. Wade litmus test for Supreme Court Justices and move on?Read Full Story

Liveblogging Debate 3: Holy crap, Joe the Plumber is a real guy

By JJ Duncan on
So I just found this video. Apparently Joe the Plumber is a real guy.Awesome.Read Full Story

Liveblogging Debate 3: Health Care answers booooring

By JJ Duncan on
When they get to talking about health care I just get bored.I know. I know. Health care is really important and it's a big deal to voters, so they have to talk about it. But these guys are just repeating their canned responses. Maybe we need some more specific questions about health care to get these two squirming.Read Full Story

Liveblogging Debate 3: Obama says green energy the driving force in the future economy

By JJ Duncan on
Obama says we have to help out the auto industry, but makes it conditional upon auto companies working to make cars more fuel efficient. He goes on to say that clean energy will be the driving force in our economy for most of the 21st century.McCain doesn't bother arguing the point. He brings it back to Obama restricting trade, raising taxes and Obama's willingness to meet with Iran and North Korea. Wow he fit a lot of talking points into that little spin move. Too bad he stuttered through...Read Full Story

Liveblogging Debate 3: McCain Condescends

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McCain: "I really love Senator Obama's eloquence." He goes on to say you have to dissect what Obama is saying because his words are misleading. He says Obama won't help us kick the foreign oil habit because he won't drill offshore.Read Full Story

Liveblogging Debate 3: Energy Dependence

By JJ Duncan on
McCain scoffs at people who say nuclear energy isn't safe.McCain's message: Build the nuke plants!Obama says we can't drill our way out of the problem. Put money into solar, wind, bio-diesel and build more fuel efficient cars.Obama's message: Fuel efficiency bitches!Read Full Story