Archive | September 2008

First Presidential Candidate Debate

Yesterday was the first of three (at least I hope there still will be three) presidential debates. I would call it as a draw, simply because neither candidate did outstanding. One big turnoff for me was that Obama kept saying McCain is “absolutely right” and I “agree” with McCain over and over again – I understand that is Obama works, but come on – it was a debate.. you should be showing how you differ and what not.

McCain continuously smirking at almost everything Obama said portrayed him as immature and was definitely not appreciated by those watching – especially to the independent voters. Also, the fact the McCain didn’t mention middle class even once in the debate was quite showing.

Next up: V.P. Candidates debate on Thursday between Biden and Palin.

McCain Attempts to Cancel V.P. Debate Altogether

Tell me you didn’t see this coming : McCain’s excuse attempt to delay tomorrow’s first presidential candidate debate was actually an effort to cancel the V.P’s debate! McCain wants to delay the debate from tomorrow.. cancel the V.P. debate.. and in place of the V.P debate, hold the debate originally slotted for tomorrow. The first thought that came to my mind yesterday afternoon when I heard McCain wanted to delay tomorrow’s debate was that he’d doing this as a part of a bigger deceitful plan to cancel the V.P debate and surprise surprise I am right – I am sure many other people caught on fast enough as well.

The article also insists that McCain simply won’t go to the debate Friday if there’s no deal on the bailout. Is McCain personally going to fix our economic problems? – oh please! If anything, the debate is that much more important to see what the two of them have to say about such issues. McCain simply realizes how unprepared Palin really is and he’s still trying to keep her from incriminating themselves any further – but the general public is not that stupid (or at least I would hope so).

McCain’s Just Like Us Huh

So McCain’s just like us huh.. McCain and his campaign have been trying to instill how ordinary McCain is in the American population and of course another crazy fact comes out against McCain. So not only does he have so many houses that he can’t remember how many in total he has, now we find out McCain owns 13 cars! 13! And of course let’s not forget the fact that McCain believes one would need to make over 5 million dollars in a year to be considered rich. Oh yeah, he’s just like the average American.

Here’s the quote from the CNN Political Ticker:

A Newsweek article published on the magazine’s Web Site Sunday said registration records show the McCains currently own 13 cars — two of which are foreign-made: a Honda and a Volkswagen. That appears to contradict the Republican presidential nominee’s past statements he only buys cars made in America. (Cindy McCain also drives a Lexus and daughter Meghan owns a Toyota Prius, but neither are registered to the McCains.)

Newsweek also reported Barack Obama owns one car: a Ford Escape Hybrid.

I don’t know about you.. but I sure don’t know any “average” person that owns that many properties or automobiles…who is he trying to fool with his lies?

Click here to read the original article.

McCain-Palin Campaign Confirms Palin Didn’t Go Beyond Iraqi Border

So Palin has been talking about her trip to Iraq (which would have been her only real foreign IF the trip had actually had happened) and we find out that was a lie… and apparently now a re-fueling stop counts as some sort of foreign experience? I don’t even know which lie so far is the worst.

Here is the direct excerpt from the CNN Political Ticker:

Sarah Palin did not visit troops in Iraq, a spokesperson for the Republican VP nominee confirmed Saturday, as new details emerged about the extent of the Alaska governor’s foreign travel.

In July of last year, Palin left North America for the first time to visit Alaskan troops stationed in Kuwait. Palin officials originally said her itinerary included U.S. military installations or outposts in Germany and Kuwait, and that she had visited Ireland. An Alaska spokeswoman for Palin had said Iraq was also one of the stops on that trip.

The Boston Globe reported Saturday that Palin visited the Iraqi side of a border crossing — but never journeyed past the checkpoint.

Earlier, campaign aides confirmed reports that Palin’s time in Ireland on that trip had actually been a re-fueling stop.

“The McCain campaign said Governor Palin opposed the Bridge to Nowhere, but now we know she supported it,” said Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor in a statement. “They said she didn’t seek earmarks, but now we know she hired a lobbyist to get millions in pork for her town and her state. They said she visited Iraq, but today we learned that she only stopped at the border. Americans are starting to wonder, is there anything the McCain campaign isn’t lying about?”

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Political Cartoon

So I always love reading political cartoons (any comics for that matter) … and this particular one in Newsweek Magazine that I just read was pretty funny:

McCain’s Choice Helps Obama Instead

CNN’s headline as “Palin raises millions — for Obama” says it all.

After Sarah Palin’s speech last night, Obama has raised $10 million in one day, which is a one day record. The funny part is, that the Republican Party announced earlier that it had raised $1 million since Palin’s speech in comparison.

Click here to read the original.

No Time

Classes started on Tuesday = no free time (at all) = no time for blogging!

I must catch up on the RNC at least! and I can’t believe it’s my junior year of undergraduate.. where is the time flying to??

Rutgers Football

Rutgers football season has officially begun!