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PostSubject: Election 2008   Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:23 am

McCain Vows to 'Whip' Obama's 'You Know What' in Final Debate
ARLINGTON, Va: Conceding that his campaign has been slightly down in the polls over the past few weeks, Republican presidential nominee John McCain vowed to 'whip' Democratic nominee Barack Obama's 'you know what' in the final televised presidential debate this Wednesday.


In an effort to energize supporters at his campaign headquarters in Arlington, Va., John McCain on Sunday may have also whipped up a little controversy with a remark that he'd "whip" Barack Obama's "you know what" at the next debate.

The presidential candidates are meeting Wednesday in their final televised debate before the Nov. 4 election.

But McCain's pledge -- coming after two days of racial grievances aired by McCain's camp over a comparison made by Rep. John Lewis of McCain to the late Gov. George Wallace -- has sent shivers down the spines of some Republicans who find the racially charged verb may be used against the candidate.

Addressing several dozen volunteers at his campaign headquarters outside Washington, McCain promised some of his signature "straight talk" about the state of the race, and went on to acknowledge his drop in the polls.

National and many battleground state polls have shown him trailing Obama amid the deepening market crisis.

"We're a couple points down, OK, nationally, but we're right in this game," McCain said to cheers. "The economy has hurt us a little bit in the last week or two, but in the last few days we've seen it come back up because they want experience, they want knowledge and they want vision. We'll give that to America."

McCain said he and running mate Sarah Palin would continue campaigning hard in the three weeks left before Election Day, in places like Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Nevada and Colorado. The two planned a joint appearance Monday in Virginia, a Republican stronghold turned battleground this time.

"We're going to spend a lot of time and after I whip his you-know-what in this debate, we're going to be going out 24/7," McCain said.

The two men will debate Wednesday at Hofstra University on Long Island, N.Y. CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer will moderate the 90-minute forum.

Still, McCain promised to run a "respectful" campaign in the weeks to come.

"I respect Senator Obama, we will conduct a respectful race and be sure everyone else does too. But there are stark difference between us," McCain said.

Meanwhile, top advisers say McCain is weighing new economic proposals to help the nation weather the financial crisis. The Arizona senator refused to answer a reporter's question Sunday about what plans he might be considering

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said McCain was considering policy proposals that would cut taxes on investments.

"I think it goes along the lines of now's the time to lower tax rates for investors, capital gains tax, dividend tax rates, to make sure that we can get the economy jump-started," Graham said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "It will be a very comprehensive approach to jump-start the economy by allowing capital to be formed easier in America by lowering taxes."

McCain already has laid out proposals to address the crisis, including a $300 billion plan for the federal government to buy distressed mortgages and renegotiate them at a reduced price.

The Arizona senator has said his plan is necessary to get thousands of bad mortgages off the books in order to stabilize home values and open up credit. But critics said the plan would do little more than reward financial institutions that made the bad loans to in the first place.

On Friday, McCain called for legislation that suspends for one year the requirement that investors age 70 1/2 begin to liquidate their retirement accounts. The Arizona senator said it would be unfair to force seniors to sell their stocks when stock prices have tumbled so severely. Obama aides said the Illinois senator favors a similar effort.

Obama also has offered plans to address the fiscal crisis but nothing as sweeping or controversial as McCain's mortgage proposal. On Friday, the Illinois senator announced a $900 million plan to temporarily extend an expiring tax break that lets small businesses write off investments up to $250,000 immediately, rather than over the course of several years.

Aides said Obama also wants to extend the Small Business Administration's disaster loan program to help small businesses that cannot access other sources of capital, as well as eliminate fees on SBA loan guarantees and increase the size of loans that could be covered. They put the cost at $5 billion.

Both candidates voted for the $700 billion bailout proposal Congress passed and President Bush signed into law earlier this month.

FOX News' Major Garrett and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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PostSubject: Re: Election 2008   Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:30 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Election 2008   Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:21 am

Joe the Plumber makes Wikipedia?

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PostSubject: Re: Election 2008   Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:51 am



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PostSubject: Re: Election 2008   Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:18 am



Couldn't just about anyone else weigh in on this? I mean Marcellas ? really? eyeroll
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PostSubject: Re: Election 2008   Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:09 pm



Its pretty frightening actually. Lets fear the public into voting for us. Whats really frightening is that these same people probably voted for GW not once....but twice.

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PostSubject: Re: Election 2008   Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:11 pm

Thank you for that video, Lorraine!
Hopefully people will see that and realize the type of people McCain & Palin are.
We can NOT have that type of person(people) running our country!
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PostSubject: Re: Election 2008   Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:12 am

You are quite welcome tj2377!! Glad to see you here!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Election 2008   Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:42 am

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PostSubject: Re: Election 2008   Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:56 am

Obama Hits on Campaign Themes in Half-Hour Prime-Time Ad
In a campaign ad aired at a cost of millions, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama promised a rescue plan for the middle class in tough times Wednesday night as he reached for victory in his 21-month quest for the presidency.

"I will not be a perfect president," Obama said in the commercial. "But I can promise you this -- I will always tell you what I think and where I stand."

Aides described the unusual ad as a final summation of Obama's campaign. They put the total cost at roughly $4 million, enough to show it simultaneously on CBS, NBC and Fox. It also was running on BET, Univision, MSNBC and TV One.

Republican John McCain derided the event as a "gauzy, feel-good commercial," paid for with broken promises.

Across 30 minutes, the commercial blended views of Obama speaking in a setting that resembled the Oval Office, at the Democratic National Convention and elsewhere as well as scenes of Americans discussing their economic and health care troubles, and testimonials to the Democratic presidential candidate by politicians and business executives.

The ad showed his wife, Michelle, and his two daughters as well as past photos of his black father from Kenya and white mother from Kansas.

The campaign arranged to end the program with a live transmission of a campaign rally in Florida, one of several states where Obama is trying to capture traditionally Republican territory.
Without the money to match the commercial, McCain sniped at the man and the moment.

"He's got a few things he wants to sell you: He's offering government-run health care ... an energy plan guaranteed to work without drilling ... and an automatic wealth spreader that folds neatly and fits under any bed," McCain said during a campaign stop in Florida.

McCain also criticized Obama for having signed a pledge to accept federal funds for the fall campaign and then breaking his word.

By opting out of the public financing, Obama was free to raise unheard of millions for the final weeks of the race, and afford costly events such as the television commercial.

After months of campaigning, Obama offered no new proposals in the ad. Instead, he stressed his plan to offer tax cuts to the middle class, "restore the long-term health of our economy and our middle class."

Obama said the nation's neglected problems predate President Bush, but that the economic crisis that erupted a few weeks ago was a "final verdict on eight years of failed policies."

The video features footage shot by Davis Guggenheim, the director and executive producer of former Vice President Al Gore's global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth."

Guggenheim also produced and directed the HBO series "Deadwood." In the commercial, his scenes play out against a soaring score.

"His campaign is calling this the phase where he will be making his closing argument," said Democratic media consultant Tad Devine, a senior adviser to John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign. "This is a tremendous opportunity to make that argument and to make it at some length."

The ad was not appearing on ABC because by the time the network decided to offer the time slot to Obama, his campaign had already finalized the ad buy, according to people familiar with the discussions who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to comment publicly.

Earlier, taping an appearance on the Daily Show for later in the evening, Obama said he had to reassure one of his daughters that the commercial would not pre-empt all programming.

"I was describing this to Michelle and my daughters, and Malia, who's 10, said, 'Hold up a second. Are you saying that my programs are going to be interrupted?' I said, 'No, we didn't buy on Disney.' So she was relieved."

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PostSubject: Re: Election 2008   Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:03 pm

Finally it's ELECTION DAY!!!!! celebrate


I voted with my initial gut instinct! Hopefully everyone else voted as I did as well!!! tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Election 2008   Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:11 pm

I did the same E. I stood in the booth longer than I ever had pondering my decision. I hope it was the right one.

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