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Mccain Debate

Sam Stein

John McCain 'Very Disappointed' By GOP Candidates' Endorsement Of Waterboarding

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

The Republican presidential candidates, save former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), announced during Saturday night's GOP debate t...

Joe the Plumber Meets Sarah the Energy Expert

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

It's been a pattern ever since the governor of Alaska was offered the vice presidential slot: the closer we get to Halloween, McCain shows himself to be more and more frightfully unprepared.

Palin Suspends Vice Presidential Campaign: Rushes Back to Alaska to Keep an Eye on Russia

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Young

"Governor Palin believes that geography is more important than politics," said McCain campaign spokesman, Tucker Bounds.

McCain at Sunset

Mike Barnicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Barnicle

It is a sad story: a proud and independent man permits a handful of advisers to take his hard-earned reputation and alter it to such an extent that the original is now hard to recognize.

Republicans Ignore McCain in Favor of a Democrat (And No, it's Not Obama)

John Hood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Hood

MIAMI-- "Why watch it? McCain's already lost the election." So spoke a "nominally" Republican woman last night as she was taking a smoke break outs...

Hey Joe: Meet the Constitution

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

The clear winner of Wednesday's debate, Joe the plumber, focused a national debate on the wisdom and fairness of progressive taxation.

Undecided Voters Laughed At (Not With) McCain

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In politics it is generally not considered a good sign when voters are laughing at you, not with you. And by the end of the third and last presidentia...

Is There a GOP Strategy -- A Kamikaze Campaign for the Black Helicopter Crowd?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

McCain had already convinced most Americans he's not capable of fixing the economy, but last night he convinced them that... they don't like him, either.

Is Obama's Win Now "Inevitable"? I Hope Not

Nathaniel Bach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nathaniel Bach

Can our first black candidate for president really ever rise to the level of being inevitable? Maybe. But if we're smart, we (and the Obama campaign) must resist that label.

Sam Stein

Obama Ad Goes After McCain's Inner Bush, Eye Rolls

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama is out with the first post-debate campaign ad. He goes directly after what was perceived to be one of John McCain's best lines from Wedne...

My Autistic Son is Not a Political Pawn

Janet Grillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Grillo

Last night, John McCain told us that Governor Palin "knows more about Autism than any other American I know." Perhaps he should get out more.

It's Going to Take a Lot More Than Joe the Plumber

Mary Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lyon

I'd still like to like John McCain, especially since I once did - to some degree anyway. But with every day on this marathon, in every speech, and every debate, I'm less motivated to do so.

Liveblog! Obama and McCain Meet Head On For The Last Time, Unless You Count Election Day

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Will McCain lose his temper? Will "That One" speak professorially? (Drink every time someone on cable says that!) What will the squiggly lines of CNN have to say about it? Tune in, all, because our liveblog is live!

An Old Boxer Who Has Been in One Too Many Fights

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Even though I'm not for McCain and I think he has run a dishonorable campaign, I feel an empathetic sadness for him. Please let the sun set already. Let this campaign be over already.

Obama Glides, McCain Punches-- Big Winner Is Joe the Plumber!

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Forget Joe Six-Pack. We have a new American icon, who may not need a designated driver on the way home from the soccer game.

Obama-McCain Hofstra Presidential Debate Reaction: HuffPost Bloggers Weigh In

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huffington Post

Arianna Huffington: McCain's Losing Strategy: Double Down on the Anger: McCain scored the zinger of the night with, "I am not President Bush. If you ...

McCain's Losing Strategy: Double Down on the Anger

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This debate was won on the reaction shots. Every time Obama spoke, McCain grimaced, sneered, or rolled his eyes. Every time McCain was on the attack, Obama smiled - underlining McCain's need for anger management. Read More New on Green: Sloan Barnett and Green Goes With Everything For many people, the signature image signifying threats to our environment is the disappearing snowcap atop Mt. Kilimanjaro. Sloan Barnett epitomizes the new image. She is a former consumer reporter who became an environmental activist when her son developed asthma. Read More October Surprise Update: What McCain May Be Planning and What Obama Can Do to Ruin It As the one arrow left in McCain's quiver -- other than appealing to racists -- national security becomes the likeliest playing field for an October Surprise. Read More

The "Joe the Plumber" Debate

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

We have just experienced the worst financial crisis in 70 years. Eight hundred thousand people have lost their jobs in recent months. And all McCain wants to talk about is Bill Ayers and ACORN?

Not Boring, Substantive, and Obama Dominates

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

I have a brother who is a plumber. His name's not Joe, and he is voting for Obama.

Sam Stein

Study: McCain Getting Burnt By His Attacks On Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The PEW Research Center is out with a new study that suggests John McCain's attacks against Barack Obama's character and associations have strongly ba...

McCain Is Not Bush? - The Failed Economics of Reagan, Bush and McCain

Bruce Tenenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Tenenbaum

If John McCain wants us to think he's not the same as George Bush, perhaps he should stop embracing Bush's policies.

Put McCain Out of His Misery

Robert Shrum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Shrum

For McCain, the urgent need tonight was not for McCarthyism on Ayers or ACORN, but for sounding authoritative on the economy -- a daunting objective for someone who said he doesn't know much about economics.

Final Debate Moderator Schieffer Loves McCain (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Final debate moderator Bob Schieffer is a longtime John McCain fan, as this video from the Jed Report shows: ...

Plumbers Again?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

While Obama came across like a breathless statesman, McCain came off incendiary, competitive, and humorless making it hard to accept his premise that he will use the military option as a last resort.

Sam Stein

Who Won The Last Debate? Obama Dominates By Largest Margins Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain didn't just fail to get the game-changer he needed -- he was trounced in this third and final debate, if the instant post-debate polling p...