Custom Search

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The Second Presidential Debate

The full transcript can be found at CNN.

Hot Air live blogged the event and the full CoverItLive segment can be found here.

Despite the media spin which we knew would come out as half of them had it written before the debate actually occurred it seems, McCain scored a few definite points by making sure the millions watching understood that Obama was one of three people that made the most money directly from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.... that was an important point many of us thought he needed to bring out to the non blog reading, non political junkie public.

I wish he would have hit Obama more on his connections to Domestic terrorists William Ayers and his long standing relationship to Jeremiah "God Damn America" Wright, but he didn't.

Thankfully Sarah Palin has made sure that reaches voters and hopefully she will continue to do so.

McCain also hit on the point that he has a bipartisan record, something Obama does not have.

One of the most important comments of the debate I have not seen spoken about very much, but it is a point I have been trying to make for a while

People need to look at the candidates records..... their history of voting. Not the rhetoric spewed on the campaign trail, not the promises made while running for election, but the proof of how they vote and on what is in the pudding, so to speak.

Conservatives for the most part did not like McCain's idea about buying up mortgages and renegotiating the finance terms allowing for the drop in home prices, but, this is where I disagree with them bigtime.

As president of the United States, Alan, I would order the secretary of the treasury to immediately buy up the bad home loan mortgages in America and renegotiate at the new value of those homes — at the diminished value of those homes and let people be able to make those — be able to make those payments and stay in their homes.

I would much rather see the housing market level out than to see Wall Street bailed out and whether people want to admit it or not, unless those mortgages are renegotiated to allow people a chance to get their feet under them and level out the foreclosure rates, the economy will not rebound.

That is the bottom line. I don't have to like the thought of Government bailing everyone out to realize that McCain was right when he said unless we get the housing market under control, we cannot get the rest of it handled.

All and all, despite the spin, and while it was not the knockout conservatives were hoping for, McCain's performance along with Palin continuing to pound home Obama's questionable associations which are being exposed more and more every day, they do have the opportunity to stifle Obama's rise in the polls and win the election.

Obama is Dangerous and McCain/Palin needs to continue to hammer away on that point.