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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:16 AM
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I can't quite wrap my mind around the image of McCain and Obama debating
McCain was so ghastly in the repuke debates- smirky, irritatable, nasty, and Obama improved so much during the dem primary debates, that I can't see it as anything but a McCain debacle no matter how hard the MSM tries to skew it for him. The thought of the two of them on the same stage, side by side, fills me with glee.
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Alter Ego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:24 AM
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1. They were unable to spin a Bush win out of any of the Bush/Kerry debates
because he was so awful, but damn 'em if they didn't try.

They'll do their damndest to turn all three debates into McCain victories, so it's up to people to actually watch it and judge for themselves.
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rainy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:27 AM
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2. Don't worry, McCain will be wired. If not he will flub up so badly. Because
his facts are all wrong he'll just say all the wrong things. Of course the press will declare him the winner.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:32 AM
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5. When they're prepping Obama for the debate...
... I hope they encourage him to correct McCain's gaffes early and often. In a gentle, "awww, that's ok, gramps" kind of way. It'll be a nice contrast. :-)
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:28 AM
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3. It will provide
a stark contrast in images. I think that Senator McCain is growing tired as the contest progresses. By the time of the debates, the true essence of his personality -- confused, hostile, and bitter -- will be on display on the stage for all to see.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:30 AM
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4. I have this recurring image in my head of McCain just totally losing it in the debates.
Like, his inner cranky grandpa really comes out, and he just explodes. Or he repeats that goofy "That's not change you can believe in!" smile like the night he tried to "upstage" Obama's victory in the Dem Primaries.

It occurs to me that the main reason the Obama Camp put the "ixnay" on McCain's proposed Joint Town Halls is they know the image of Obama and McCain side-by-side is their ace in the hole, and they wanted to save that shocking moment for when it really matters: The Presidential Debates, watched by 50 Million Americans.

Late September cannot get here fast enough.
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endarkenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:45 AM
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6. Obama will demolish the idiot.
And the Drive By Media will frantically splice together some narrative to 'splain us why McCaint triumphed despite the massive odds against him. (war hero) (911) (warnterra) (obamablackmuslimcrazypreacher)
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:48 AM
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7. I can't wait. Getting the popcorn and red wine ready. It's going to be fun entertainment!
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my3boyz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:53 AM
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8. Debates don't mean too much...Kerry destroyed Bush in the debates
and the idiotic people still voted for Bush. Yet now they complain about what a mess this country is in.Ughhhhhhhhh.....If the stupid people vote for McCain over Obama I will be pissed.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:56 AM
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10. Bush was a sitting president. Don't ever underestimate the power and
symbolic nature of that. In addition, much as I like and admire Kerry, he doesn't have the political skills that Obama has. Furthermore, McCain is even weaker image wise than Bush.
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nradisic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:53 AM
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9. It will be over before the first debate ends
McCain will self destruct and totally horrify the electorate. Obama and the Dems will win in a massive landslide after McCain self destructs during the first debate. Game over.
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:00 AM
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11. Picture a really old, worn out, grumpy Howdy Doody puppet arguing with Einstein.
Seriously, unless McCain tries to throw a punch at him, I may fall asleep listening to McCain lie his ass off about "winning wars", "supporting the troops", "supporting the veterans", "creating jobs", blah, blah, blah, blah!

I've heard his spiel all before - from Bush!!
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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:15 AM
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12. Maybe they should play a game of H-O-R-S-E for the presidency
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