Obama, Not McCain, Shows Steady Hand in Crisis

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  1. KenH

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    Obama, Not McCain, Shows Steady Hand in Crisis
    Commentary by Albert R. Hunt

    Sept. 22 (Bloomberg) -- For the first time since 1932 a presidential election is taking place in the midst of a genuine financial crisis. The reaction of the candidates was revealing.

    John McCain, railing against the ``greed and corruption'' of Wall Street, won the first round of the sound-bite war. He came out with a television commercial on the ``crisis'' early on Monday of last week, and over the next three days gave more than a dozen broadcast interviews. He and running mate Sarah Palin would reform Wall Street and regulate the nefarious fat cats that caused this fiasco.

    It was a great start. It then went downhill as he stumbled over his record of championing deregulation, claimed the economy was fundamentally strong, and flip-flopped over the government takeover of American International Group Inc.

    For his part, Barack Obama didn't come across as passionately outraged and wasn't as omnipresent or as specific.

    More revealing, though, was to whom both candidates turned on that panic-ridden morning of Sept. 15, and how the messages evolved before and after that day.

    - rest at www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601070&sid=alfUj1r0Z10o&refer=politics
     
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    Yeah, Obama was really worried at Bab's dinner party last week in the middle of the crisis...

    When real Americans were worried about the economic crisis... Obama was partying with the celebrities! at 28,000 + a dinner!

    Yeah.. he really cares...

    Just like the other crooked politicians from Chicago, he only cares about himself...
     
  3. KenH

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    Yeah, Senator Obama is raising his campaign funds from private citizens instead of using taxpayers' money like Senator McCain is.

    Conservatives used to prefer private funding to taxpayer funding. I guess it's not Ronald Reagan's conservative movement any more.
     
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    This shows the depths of foolishness to which some will stoop in an effort to support the indefensible. Obama has been an utter failure as a candidate, repeatedly showing lack of care and concern for anyone but himself, and showing bad leadership and poor judgment. Anyone who is deceived by Obama deserves what they get. Unfortunately the rest of us will have to pay the price for the misguided foolishness.

    It remains unfortunate that Ken has still not kept his word. Apparently, he wants to be like Obama, someone who feels no compulsion to keep his word (cf. campaign finance where he said he would take federal money and then reneged).
     
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    Only because Obama is a liar... He said he wouldn't before he said he would...

    The party of Kerry never changes...

    Liars.
     
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    So, tt, do you approve of Senator McCain financing his general election campaign with taxpayers' money?
     
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    So, Ken, why are you derailing your own thread?
     
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    Have you heard what O'Reilly says about Obama. His take is a bit different than yours ... and I doubt you call O'Reilly a liberal.
     
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    "...McCain, Obama raise doubts about bailout plan

    Steven R. Hurst Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain raised doubts about the Bush administration's $700 billion bailout and demanded conditions that could snag its quick passage through the highly partisan Congress..."
     
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    McCain was at the Navy game so not much different.

    I don't think the world has to stop because of this crises.
     

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