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  • a_sergeyevna a_sergeyevna Sep 19, 2008 11:47 AM Flag

    OBAMA answering questions on CNN/MSNBC

    I must tell you that this guy has won my admiration. I used to vote GOP. He's answering EVERY question brilliantly that he is asked. No prompter, no script, no whispering from anyone. Bush didn't answer any questions, McCain repeats the same stock phrases. If you're not impressed with this guy's knowledege, you must be naturally negative. I'm sold, although my wife still clings to the the woman vote thing--a new discovery, because she hated Hillary! I'll vote for Obama.

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    • McCain 3 weeks ago "I'm a deregulation guy" McCain now "we need better regulation. I'll revamp the system"

      Nice sound bytes I'm a Rep but all he has to say is "proud to be an American, lower taxes, God Bless our soliders."

      First time I'll vote for a Dem

      • 2 Replies to gr1ffinb
      • Amen...

        "In my administration we're going to hold people on Wall Street responsible and we're going to enact and enforce reforms that make sure that these outrages — and they are outrages — never happen in the first place," McCain said

        But wait, this is completely opposite of what McCain has supported and stood for the last 20 plus years.

        "As far as a need for additional regulations are concerned, I think that depends on the legislative agenda and what the Congress does to some degree, but I am a fundamentally a deregulator." McCain March 2008 Wall Street Journal

        The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999 deregulated the financial system by opening up competition among banks, securities and insurance companies and allowed commercial and investment banks to merge.

        McCain voted for this bill along with the entire Republican Senate. The Senate Democrats objected against it. Phil Gramm introduced this bill and was John McCain’s top economic advisor before he was forced to resign but still gives McCain economic advice to this day.

        McCain has a direct responsibility in the financial crisis we are in today along with the banking lobbyists he is employing in his campaign. McCain has supported the very philosophy and mentality that has caused the economy we are facing today. Is that what you want? Another 4 years of this? Look it up, McCain has truly supported DEREGULATION throughout his career and now all of a sudden he is FOR regulation.

      • "he'll raise your taxes" Obama... that's how fucked up this campaign/race is.

    • I don't care how "brilliantly" he answers questions. Have you rad his tax plan? Would be disastrous for the economy. I am not thrilled with McCain but he is the only option as far as I'm concerned.

    • You would learn as more listening to Hannah Montana. IN fact, more.

    • Now I know whty they refer to wives as the better half, dummy.

    • Oh, so is he answering questions about why the Clinton left over CEO of Fannie, now Obama's financial advisor, screwed things there up, and when Bush and McCain tried to pass legislation to address the coming storm there, he and Pelosie blocked the effort claiming why shouldn't poor people be able to buy houses also? He was too busy protecting his cronies at Fanny and Freddy, and it will all come out. He's an empty suit and an as s, and the nation is slowly figuring it out even with the press propping him up.

    • Obama is not an economist, he has 300 people writing answers, he knows the same amount on economics as he did about the surge.

    • Hey, if this guy can talk Hollywood liberals into paying $28,000 for a tv dinner and listen to Barbara WahWah sing for an extra $2500.00 he surely has no problem convincing a fool like yourself that he is now Mr. Economics! Wake up and smell the coffee pal before it is too late.

    • did anyone ask him about all the money he made from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac before they crashed?

      or about his buddies who were running them?

      or how many states there are in the US?

      i'm at work and can't watch cnn at the moment -- just curious.

      • 1 Reply to lightspeed_3
      • McCain Has Deepest Ties To Fannie, Freddie. According to the New York Times, “More than Mr. Obama, Mr. McCain’s circle of advisers and contributors includes current and former lobbyists or directors for the companies, although since July he has called for a ban on any lobbying by the two firms. Among the companies’ past advocates are Mr. McCain’s campaign manager, Rick Davis, a longtime lobbyist; Mr. McCain’s confidant and adviser Charlie Black, whose firm worked for Freddie Mac for several years ending in 2005, and the deputy campaign finance chairman, Wayne L. Berman, a vice president for Ogilvy Worldwide and a former Fannie Mae lobbyist.” [New York Times, 9/10/08]

        McCain Campaign Manager Rick Davis Led Efforts To Fight Off Regulations For Fannie And Freddie. “Davis previously was head of the Homeownership Alliance, a coalition of banks and housing industry interests led by Fannie and Freddie to stave off regulations. The group was formed to counter another organization, FM Watch, an alliance of financial institutions and lobbying associations that wanted to even the playing field against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, by challenging the implicit government guarantee that allowed the two firms to borrow funds at lower interest rates.” [New York Times, 9/10/08]


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