Wednesday, October 22, 2008


The most recent national CNN polls as of the writing of this article, show McCain trailing Obama 51% to 42% with 7% unsure. It is surprising that there is not a wider gap in favor of Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama of Illinois, based on the Presidential Debate turned dog and pony show, by GOP Presidential nominee, John McCain of Arizona.

One might opt to polish one's debating skills in preparation for such an arduous feat. But contrary to the expectations of left wing voters, it was quite obvious during the debates, that Senator John McCain was in dire need of some brushing up on his chops for any hope of keeping up with Senator Barack Obama -- another big blunder McCain made in addition to choosing Sarah Palin for his running mate, which apparently, he hoped would provide some vicarious bonus, but has backfired miserably.

Meanwhile, Sarah Palin's little darling makes her own public address.

Can't believe it? Well, BuhLEEEVE IT! Let's get a closeup.

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The 2008 presidential debates could indeed be described as a comedic trilogy. But the truth is, it is no laughing matter. Yet, how could you not fall off your couch during the debates, when Obama challenged McCain's promise to take the lead on controlling spending and balancing tax cuts to help middle class families, arguing that McCain voted for almost all of President Bush's budgets and admittedly agreed with President Bush 90% of the time – President Bush being the same president who presided over an increase in spending and enormous deficits – an argument to which McCain initiated the rambling retort, “Well, it's well known that I have not been elected Miss Congeniality . . .”

And, if you're "scared" of Sarah Palin, after witnessing the Presidential debates, you must be terrified of John McCain who, when asked, “What would the candidates cut back in an effort to balance the budget," McCain responded, “Okay – What would I cut? I would have an across the board spending freeze -- Okay? Some people say that's a hatchet; that's a hatchet and then I would get out a scalpel. (geesh)

It's no wonder voters are hauling ass to the Democratic side (Mainstream media like to use the more delicate term, "swaying," but I like to call it as I see it -- they're hauling ass from the left.)

Clearly, this crucial election is no laughing matter. But, how can one keep a straight face when Obama keeps zapping McCain's ramblings with facts? For instance, when asked about their running mate selections, as part of his answer, McCain vehemently declared his support of Sarah Palin's interest in assistance for children with autism, (Palin's youngest child is autistic), which prompted Senator Obama, who is also in favor of fighting autism, to quickly advise Senator McCain that the issue of autism will require additional funding, and inquired of McCain how he could be serious about helping autistic children if he's going to implement an “across the board spending freeze," to which McCain again, could provide an intelligent answer. Another touché for Obama.

While McCain continues to attack Obama, in an attempt to smoke screen the fact that he has no clue or plan of what he will do to improve the state of America, Obama has already started laying out his plan which is:

1. Focus on jobs for Americans by kiboshing tax breaks for companies that are shipping jobs overseas and provide a tax credits for every company that's creating a job right here in America.

2. Help families right away by providing them with a tax cut for people making less than $200,000 and allow them to access their IRA accounts without penalty (up to $10,000) if they're experiencing a crisis

3. A 90 day moratorium on foreclosure applicable to institutions receiving federal aid, remarking,

“If we can move quickly to pass a rescue plan for our financial system, there's no reason we can't move just as quickly to pass a rescue plan for our middle class.” (Obama)

This is the kind of roll-up-your-sleeves, make-it-happen, on-your-toes methodology that America needs to restore the vitality we once enjoyed. Critics charge Obama's articulation as “silver tongued rhetoric." Nevertheless, Obama has proven time and again that he is in touch with the needs of the people, is most adept on foreign affairs, and with regard to the economy, he gets it.

This economic crisis that is crippling America should not have happened. If 9/11 taught us anything, it should have been, never to sleep. Apparently, the powers-that-be fell asleep at the wheel again – or – perish the thought that they were wide awake during the mortgage crisis that toppled Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Bear Stearns, major banks, etc., causing the domino effect that is still shaking this country right now, leaving the middle class, once again, to pick up the wreckage. It was on George W's watch that we fell into this plight and John McCain is just another George W in a different shell. Can America afford another eight years of the same – or worse?

It is no wonder that Colin Powell gave Barack Obama his strong endorsement, adding to a long list of power figures who support Obama, including Oprah Winfrey and Warren E. Buffett, the richest man in the world.

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