“In response to bettybp about McCain departing abruptly........we think it was probably past his bedtime.
Putting that aside as a former Republican I was embarassed at McCain's conduct, attitude, demeanor and ignorance. He is clearly a man who thinks much higher of himself than the country. This is a game to him and he is mortified that a young, bright black man is going to win and he is going to lose. After all, his perception is that we owe him the presidency. As I watched the debate I was proud to have chosen Obama/Biden as my candidates. I have also realized this is not about party its about us and our country. We have many friends internationally and they are stunned that we have McCain as a choice. What does that say about our image? It is time to move forward, put party aside and follow our hearts. We can be that great country that we once were. Biden was brilliant this morning. The Democrats have so much more class with their choices than the Republicans. Padin is a joke and a very tasteless one. Pretty face, quick wit, thats it! No knowledge and clearly someone that McCain is hiding behind to spew the ridiculous lies she is spewing. Sounds like McCain hired the same people who discredited him 4 years ago. Wow, think this about this.”
kathy4change on Oct 8, 2008 at 14:18:59
“I applaud your insight and your willingness to vote for AMERICA by choosing OBAMA/BIDEN!”
FedUp60 on Oct 8, 2008 at 13:24:42
“A very intelligent answer Carolleecook! However, more and more, Palin's rallies are making her ugly. I clearly saw how confident Obama was. Frankly, after all of the character defamation/racist remarks coming from McCain/Palin, I would have hauled off at McCain. I had to put him on mute each time he talked. "My friends" was getting old. After the debate, did you notice how many of the audience members got up to greet Obama and take pictures? McCain and Cindy didn't stick around. It is about us and Obama showed compassion for us. McCain NEVER mentioned "middle class" because he is all about the wealthy. Nothing less! It's going to be a hard, long road for Obama and Biden but they know what we need to do.”
Sep 27, 2008 at 15:00:56
“There are few as good in the world as Paul Newman was. I saw him in person many years ago and that gentle demenior, class and warmth will live on forever. If only others could learn from his mole modeling. It sad to see someone who has made such a mark in the world go. Rest in peace you beautiful man.”
“As a lifelong Republican the debate last night validated my reasons for voting for Obama/Biden. We heard nothing new or forward looking from McCain, only nasty condescenting classless attacks, misquotes and a lack of attention to detail on the facts. From a personal perspective he is clueless as to how his stories from the past don't matter. The answers to the questions are what we were looking for, not his past. I am a veteran from the Vietnam War and found him to be totally clueless. This is clearly not the Republican party that I am used to supporting. I have no idea what party this is anymore but it is dispicable. If that didn't convince you wait until the Palin/Biden debate. This should be fun! Why he would stoop to the level of picking a woman with no experience who has difficulty talking and knows no facts is beyond me. Romney would have been a much better choice as he is bright and experienced. This just shows how "out of touch" McCain is. He is sadly his own number l fan and the rest of us are left wondering what in the world happened to the old John McCain and where did this new one come from. He does not care about the middle class....he has far too much money and a huge ego to boot. It is sad and how any Republican can look at this and even suggest he won is beyond me.”
“After watching the debate tonight I am truly inspired by Obama and this former Republican will do everything in my power to make people realize what a liar John McCain is. First of all he is condescending, second he doesn't have even close to the class of Obama and third he doesn't know what he is talking about. I researched Kissinger to see what he really said that McCain kept enphatically saying he would never say and here you go.....Please pass this on. McCain is an embarassment to our nation and I can not even imagine what we would look like to other countries with him and Palin running this country. God help us all. Obama has too much class to stoop to McCains level and thats what we need in a leader. Here you go......McCain is full of you know what once again.
Posted by Helena Cobban
September 16, 2008 2:40 PM EST | Link
Filed in Iran , US election 2008
Yesterday, Henry Kissinger once again expressed support for opening direct talks with Iran over its nuclear enrichment program, without preconditions. He did that at a forum where four other Secretaries of State-- Jim Baker, Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright, and Warren Christopher-- also expressed support for such talks.”