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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 11:25 AM
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8. "Television Obama" says it all
I was not impressed with Obama at all in regards to his debate skills, but was even more unimpressed when he wasn't able to respond quickly and succinctly to defend his positions or his reputation (re: Hillary's slum lord comment). I am troubled by him, because it is becoming more clear to me that he isn't prepared enough (perhaps its lack of experience) for that type of tough discussion. The general election is going to be tougher and how would he do in a match up against McCain (a seasoned politician)? How would Obama do in discussions, negotiations with very quick minded world leaders as president? I realize that Obama does better in a "TV" format where he can memorize certain lines and present pretty speeches, but when it comes to getting down and dirty I don't think he can do it. I like Obama, in my opinion he's just not ready yet. Hillary surprised me as well with her tough talk and I can see that nobody pushes this lady around (although at times it seemed a bit harsh). Edwards no doubt about it is prepared for any debate and even more so listens carefully to what is being said or better yet not said and that's a great skill to have as president. Edwards is one cool cat.
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  -At debate, Obama doesn't soar KennedyGuy  Jan-22-08 09:25 AM   #0 
  - It also says that Hillary's attacks rely on "gross distortions and factually inaccurate assertions"  calmblueocean   Jan-22-08 09:31 AM   #1 
  - One gets the impression that Obama is not quick on his feet.  OHdem10   Jan-22-08 09:36 AM   #2 
  - One = you.  jefferson_dem   Jan-22-08 09:45 AM   #6 
  - Make it two  Jai4WKC08   Jan-22-08 01:11 PM   #13 
     - That, IMO, is a GIGANTIC frickin drawback. (nt)  redqueen   Jan-22-08 01:17 PM   #16 
  - I disagree.  water   Jan-22-08 02:00 PM   #23 
  - Hilarious....  TwoSparkles   Jan-22-08 09:39 AM   #3 
  - I am.  Laurab   Jan-22-08 12:19 PM   #11 
  - Yup he was shown to be very bad at debates last night  sunonmars   Jan-22-08 09:41 AM   #4 
  - Your candidate wants all politicians to look just as bad as she does  dkf   Jan-22-08 09:42 AM   #5 
  - Just compare the three with Orator Bush and Debater Bush, and  Rydz777   Jan-22-08 10:35 AM   #7 
  - "Television Obama" says it all  Seabiscuit   Jan-22-08 11:25 AM   #8 
  - Yep, very true.  Beacool   Jan-22-08 11:41 AM   #9 
  - I've been saying he "stutters" for some time now. When rattled he becomes Machine~Gun Obama...  CyberPieHole   Jan-22-08 11:51 AM   #10 
  - I've seen posts declaring Obama, Edwards and Hillary  Scriptor Ignotus   Jan-22-08 12:34 PM   #12 
  - I believe John-John won the debate, and I support Hillary.  juajen   Jan-22-08 02:09 PM   #27 
  - Uh-bama.  pirhana   Jan-22-08 01:14 PM   #14 
  - I hope it's a republican.  redqueen   Jan-22-08 01:18 PM   #17 
  - Clinton got pwn3d.  Bornaginhooligan   Jan-22-08 01:16 PM   #15 
  - he's like the anti-John Kerry  Magic Rat   Jan-22-08 01:18 PM   #18 
  - I think Obama is average at debating, too  WesDem   Jan-22-08 01:55 PM   #21 
     - i was talking about Obama  Magic Rat   Jan-22-08 01:56 PM   #22 
        - Nobody this year is as good a debater as Kerry  WesDem   Jan-22-08 02:03 PM   #25 
           - i know  Magic Rat   Jan-22-08 02:10 PM   #28 
           - I keep missing it?  WesDem   Jan-22-08 02:27 PM   #29 
           - I think Hillary has been superb at all of the debates, with the  juajen   Jan-22-08 02:33 PM   #30 
  - Yup -- Hillary kicked ass, Obama lost his silver tongue, and the press have much to chew on...  Iceburg   Jan-22-08 01:30 PM   #19 
  - "definitely someone you want to occupy the most powerful office in the world"  arewenotdemo   Jan-22-08 02:00 PM   #24 
  - Interesting read from a German Reporter...  KoKo01   Jan-22-08 01:40 PM   #20 
  - He's a poor debater. Rambling and rattled.  Proud2BAmurkin   Jan-22-08 02:04 PM   #26 
  - All the Obama homers need to give it up  NJSecularist   Jan-22-08 02:38 PM   #31 
 

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