Sound Bites and Town Hall Recap
"And I have news for you, Senator Obama. We are in a time of economic crisis."
That right there made me want to write this...
Obama has always started out strong and then started to fade after his celebrity status starts to give way to the real issue that people care about. Tax increases. Nobody cares about the war. Very few people care about health care and entitlement. Energy is up there because it creates jobs in the short and long run but - if McCain wants to win he just has to keep saying that "Obama will not create jobs and I will..."
Everything else - save for Medicare and welfare they'll agree on... But when Obama tells you that he will cut taxes for 95% of Americans - it really is a complete sham.
This debate is much more professional than the last one... not that many sound bites.
I do have to say... that if America ever wanted to make a statement to the world that we are willing to elect a hopeful celebrity in the vein of JFK - this is our shot ....because damn if I almost don't want to vote for him because he exudes hope.... the problem with it is... it's not real.
There isn't much hope to escape what we have dug ourselves into. Cronyism isn't going anywhere and these campaigns aren't being run by mom and pop shops and you and I... they are being run as always, by special interests... which of those special interest groups represent you? I'm willing to bet... not many.
And Tom Brokaw couldn't be any more of a douche bag - just tell them to shut up if they run over time.
BTW - even though I'm not going to vote for him... when Obama gets elected... I'm going to the inauguration because while it may all be bullshit... if for the 1% chance that isn't... I want to be there the day he gets sworn in.
"Do you believe health care should be treated as a commodity?" - Jesus... no. You know why your deductibles and premiums have gone up? - - Lawsuits, insurance fraud, and people who don't pay taxes using our healthcare system like a whore. You want health insurance... well then give up the Navy? You want to be France...? Move there... here, we start wars... thanks. Oooohhh John just showed them the difference between them on healthcare... the 5k$ tax credit is stupid but he was on a roll when he said that the Gov't wants to handle healthcare...very few people know how much of a clown car that would be.
That's all for now - - I like a townhall... Obama comes out like a lion and fades like a kitten... McCain may have won that debate...if he hadn't said "my friends" 109 times.