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    They just said on CNN that McCain isn't planning on being in DC on Friday night. If he's not there, and he's not at the debate, I have a hard time seeing how this could play out in his favor.
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    this one time, this guy in high school challenged me to a fight, then when i stepped up, he backed out saying "my finger hurts".

    he even showed me the pinky that hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modern Nomad View Post
    this one time, this guy in high school challenged me to a fight, then when i stepped up, he backed out saying "my finger hurts".
    John McCain had actually requested more debates than Obama had agreed to, a point Bill Clinton himself has noted. Obama's strength is scripted speeches, not debates; I don't think McCain fears losing the debates to him.

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    I don't, either, but I do think he could've been trying to put off next week's VP debate by replacing it with this one.
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    I heard that the VP debate is set up now so that there is even less interaction between the "debaters". Some "debates" are basically just opportunities for people to get up and speak for X minutes on a subject mostly of their own choosing. ( "That reminds me of ..." ) I wouldn't want a shouting match exactly, but I'd like to see more opportunities for back and forth nitty gritty to occur.
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    Update - Looks like they are not that close on a deal after all. A guy ( I think he may have been a Senator ) just was on Lou Dobbs saying that there are still serious objections coming towards Bush's plan. He was a Republican ( Brad Sherman, IIRC ) and the way he made it sound was that any oversight that Bush is allowing is only going to be some more of Bush's pals. I guess Palin ( the way he tells it ) and some of the others are caving because they're afraid of how angry the voters might get if the foot dragging causes any trouble while we're waiting for something better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowtech redneck View Post
    John McCain had actually requested more debates than Obama had agreed to, a point Bill Clinton himself has noted. Obama's strength is scripted speeches, not debates; I don't think McCain fears losing the debates to him.
    I think McCain's campaign is stressing more about the Biden vs. Palin debates, a lot more, than McCain's and Obama's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    I think McCain's campaign is stressing more about the Biden vs. Palin debates, a lot more, than McCain's and Obama's.
    As well they should. Palin doesn't have a fucking clue.

    As for McCain and Obama, I think they'll be pretty well matched. They're both smart guys.
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    I don't know, Eileen, I think the McC campaign knows what they're doing. To an observer with no prior knowledge of anyone involved, Palin vs. Biden is going to Palin. She's smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eileen View Post
    As well they should. Palin doesn't have a fucking clue.

    As for McCain and Obama, I think they'll be pretty well matched. They're both smart guys.
    I think people underestimate how much Obama knows his shit. He is very well versed on every major issue. I think his effort should be to make McCain look like a old clueless grandpa.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    I don't know, Eileen, I think the McC campaign knows what they're doing. To an observer with no prior knowledge of anyone involved, Palin vs. Biden is going to Palin. She's smooth.
    She's a people person, but so is Biden. Socially, they are both adept, but on issues, Biden is so much more knowledgeable. He's going to talk and talk and show off how much he knows.

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