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September 27, 2008

The Debate.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — choosetheright @ 3:38 am

Okay, the debate just barely ended and I wanted to just write what I thought about it before going and reading other blogs or listening to talking heads.

First of all, I am SO glad this debate happened tonight.  Yes, I am now that dorky that I have been looking forward to this debate for a long time, and while I thought McCain’s political move to postpone the debate was alright, I was disappointed because I really wanted to watch! 

I honestly didn’t get to hear all of it (taking care of a 6 month old doesn’t leave much uninterrupted time).  From what I heard I thought both candidates did pretty good.  I felt more confident in my decision to vote for McCain.  Obama may have some great sounding ideas, but he lacks experience.  (Which drives me up the wall when people complain about Palin not having enough experience, since first of all she’s not trying to be PRESIDENT, no one is planning on McCain dying his first month in office… sheesh don’t get me started… not that you don’t need experience to be VP but I would think the person running for president you would need more than barely two more years than Palin… I’m sure those two years made him much more qualified… and okay there’s that rant. phew.)

I honestly expected more from Obama.  I had to listen to most of the debate on the radio (getting baby ready for bed), and Obama seemed to fumble on his words, and I swear he called John McCain Tom at one point.  And hubby thought he heard Obama call his running mate Bill Biden… these are small “grasping at straw” type things, but that’s the type of things people have been crucifying Bush for, for the past 8 years!

On the war in Iraq, and veterans, McCain has it all the way.  I mean he trusts his general, who is there, who sees what is going on.  How can someone in Washington disagree with someone from the front lines?  Doesn’t make sense to me.  We will win in Iraq.  I’m sorry Barack, but those parents who lost children would feel their child died in vain if this war is ended without success. 

I don’t really understand what either one said about the economy really.  Yes, we have to cut spending.  But please be specific and tell me exactly where the spending cuts will happen and how it will effect me.  It was all, “alternative fuel, cut spending, etc. etc.”.   And how does Obama plan on becoming energy efficient, or whatever the term was, without drilling?  Yes there are alternative fuel options, but none of them are readily available now.  I agree we should work on making it more accessible, and mainstream, but I think McCain feels the same way.

I thought McCain, being known for his bad temper handled himself extremely well.

My favorite quote from the night was when McCain said something about along the lines, “Obama is the most liberal Senator in the Senate.  It’s hard to reach across the aisle when you’re that far left.” BURN! 🙂  But I thought so true.



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  2. Walby, in response to your italicized rant:

    She isn’t DIRECTLY running for President, but you have to realize that she very would COULD end up being President indirectly. That is true of any VP candidate, Biden included. (Think about it, a black President? I think we can safely assume the secret service will be on top of their game anticipating assassination attempts…possibly leaving Biden commander in chief). You can’t naively say, “Well she’s not running for president so it doesn’t matter if she’s qualified for the position.” In my opinion, the VP must be over-qualified to be VP and be ready to take control if she needs to step up. To give the American people anything less could be detrimental to the future of our nation.

    Can you honestly say you will feel safe with Sarah Palin calling the shots? If that ticket wins, it is a very real possibility that cannot be denied.

    Comment by LG — September 30, 2008 @ 2:16 pm

  3. You go girl! KEep it up, this side of you I mean! I enjoy your pictures on your other blog. I think our little girls might be about the same age. But is refreshing to read about another Mom that has some same political views as me!

    Keep up the good work, and AMen Sister!

    Comment by Kara Deal — September 30, 2008 @ 11:32 pm

  4. “And how does Obama plan on becoming energy efficient, or whatever the term was, without drilling? Yes there are alternative fuel options, but none of them are readily available now.”

    The notion of domestic drilling won’t change anything overnight nor is it readily available now. Almost every expert says it will take about 10 years for domestic drilling to have an impact on consumers.

    No change will happen overnight. Not Obama’s proposals, nor Mccain’s. That’s just reality.

    Comment by LG — October 1, 2008 @ 12:52 pm

  5. Well actually, as soon as they announced they would start exploring drilling gas prices dropped the next day. Not because there was any oil yet, but doesn’t it just make sense that if countries we get our oil from know we will be using our own resources will drop the price of oil to keep us as “customers”? And besides that, even if it did take 10 years, I don’t know about you, but I plan on being here in 10 years, and it sure would be nice for my posterity to not be relying of foreign oil.

    Comment by choosetheright — October 1, 2008 @ 2:50 pm

  6. But we would start to see effects of other alternatives in 10 years, too.

    And not to deviate from your original position, you wanted to see options that are “readily available now.”

    Comment by LG — October 1, 2008 @ 4:43 pm

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