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Sen. John McCain is stepping up his call for Sen. Barack Obama to join him for a series of town hall meetings. The first date proposed by McCain is Thursday, but it's unlikely Obama will attend that event. (Video by the Associated Press.)

Posted at 2:28 PM ET on Jun 11, 2008  | Category:  Video Report
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Obama is b b b Bawk! b b b Bawk! He is CHICKEN! To CHICKEN to have townhall meetings.

Posted by: irishgalartist | June 14, 2008 12:25 PM

It isn't unfair to view this manuever as a desparate one; McCain is running behind and he must know it by now. His campaign also knows that he needs Obama to draw a crowd for him. No major news outlet is going to give substantive coverage to McCain giving a townhall solo, and his campaign can't risk any more ridicule by putting him up in front of a lecturn for a major address again.

Obama would be wise to wait at least a few weeks before giving McCain any free airtime by accepting. There will be plenty of time to debate later, right now Obama has a bounce to ride out and a party to unite. If in the mean time McCain suffocates from a lack of coverage that is his problem.

Posted by: Atlanta | June 12, 2008 9:39 AM

All McCain needs is Joe Lieberman to whisper corrections into his ear, and the senator from the great state of Arizona will be good to go.

Posted by: Piter | June 12, 2008 12:36 AM

This is a great proposal that'll let the public see both candidates in action without the various handlers or designed soundbites.

If done frequently enough it'll stop the so called 'pundits' on both sides of the aisle from stepping in and discoloring both candidates answers.

It's a bold challenge that speaks to how we need to really change politics.

Posted by: Realism | June 11, 2008 5:28 PM

Dear American Voters,

Hon. Senator McCain and Obama, besides each having many attributes and characteristics. The critical differences between the two of these presidential presumptive nominees are as under:

1. Presidential "Temperament and Composer".
2. Little Washington "insider Versus outsider" experience.
3. "Vision and mission" for our nation future rather than past.
4. American policies, " first U.S.A Centric" than any other country [ ies ] centric.

In my professional opinion Senator Obama leads in all above qualities.

The need of our next movement and generation is a change. The Change in " past Washington and its Leadership". A change we can believe in and not the seductive, deceptive, and confusing slogan of "leader we can believe in" [? Effexor ?".

Our Greatgrand Nation has to address many present and future challenges and start with new clean "Slate and Senator".

God Bless America. its diverse people, and our Greatgrand Nation.

Our Greatgrand Nation is needs the CHANGE at every level and for long time.

I am sure Senator Obama with the help of Senator Clinton and her supporters, can deliver that CHANGE.

Please stay involved, stay engaged, and stay informed. Please do not allow any seduction, deception, and or confusion by some partisan media and leaders effect your vote [ Psychological Terrorism ].


Yours truly,

COL. [retd] A.M.Khajawall
Disabled American Veteran
Forensic psychiatrist, Las Vegas

PS: Hon. Senator McCains caliber, composer, and temperament makes him unfit to be president of our Greatgrand Nation.

Posted by: COL.[retd] A.M.Khajawall | June 11, 2008 3:54 PM

Maybe he should spend more time coming up with an economic plan.

Bringing our troops home "isn't too important" to Mr 100 years in Iraq, but apparently town halls will take first priority in a McCain Admin.

Posted by: TEXDEM | June 11, 2008 3:21 PM

We did also get a few interesting polls today, including one that shows a very tight race in Michigan with Obama slightly ahead and a poll from Washington showing him crushing McCain. The day's full roundup here: http://www.campaigndiaries.com/2008/06/tuesday-polls-why-is-washington-polled.html

Posted by: Dan | June 11, 2008 3:08 PM

LOL! When I kept hearing:

Squawwk, Change-Change-Change!

Squuuawk, squaaawwk-Change-Change-Change!

Watch me Change-Change! Squawk!

I thought I was hearing a Mullato Parrot!

But NO! Someone managed to teach a CHICKEN to Squawk! ;~)

Posted by: SAINT---The | June 11, 2008 3:04 PM

Ok, what is this, the WaPo John McCain Magical Mysery Tour today? One positive McCain post after another and 2 slamming Obama. No bias here, eh, for the ol' hard partying media darling McCain. Wow ... I know you all have had rounds of buyouts and people like Broder are bailing but what's going on over there????

Posted by: straight talk my a** | June 11, 2008 2:39 PM

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