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Obama Follows Debate with Fundraiser at Gore's

By Robert Barnes
NASHVILLE -- Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama followed his debate at Belmont University with a party -- at the home of former Vice President Al Gore.

Obama and his wife Michelle made a "surprise" visit to a post-debate dessert reception at the home of Gore and his wife Tipper in the exclusive Belle Meade neighborhood here.

Supporters had paid $2,500 to attend the event, jointly sponsored by Obama for America and the Democratic National Committee.

The Gores had to rush to host the roughly 350-person event. They were in the audience for the debate, and received a standing ovation from the home town crowd.

Posted at 11:22 PM ET on Oct 7, 2008  | Category:  The Green Zone
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CNN Snap Polls? It now has the credibility of a snake-oil salesman/Vegas cardsharp!

Remember the VP debate and the scam-counting of votes for the focus group on who won the debate?

Nah, Campbell Brown, CNN and the Lib. media are all in the tank for Obama and their bias is now public knowledge. This explains why the polls are beginning to tighten up.

Come Nov 4th, the backlash in the ballot box will shock even the most fervent in the GOP!

Posted by: frankinlaw | October 8, 2008 8:07 PM

need4trth - The moment you write "in the tank", it just means that you already dove in. The format would not permit Brokaw to aggressively question McCain.

This is not a Meet the Press debate, but a rigidly scripted one. Sad.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | October 8, 2008 2:06 PM

As a foreign, I don't believe any comments signed here by Democrats(?) for McCain/Palin. A true Democrat do not support this right-wing ticket. McCain picked wrong (and went on far-right) with this unbelieavable Mrs. Palin.
USA is the country of Poe, Walt Withman, Faulkner, Steinbeck, Scott Fitzgerald, Bob Dylan, S.Kubrick, Hemingway, Mailer, James Baldwin, Arthur Miller... An American VP needs higher intellectual standards than Mrs. Palin has!

Posted by: brazilianRio | October 8, 2008 1:17 PM

Since Brokow has stated that McCain is his "friend" repeatedly - I figured he would lean toward him -
BUT - I was surprised to see that he made no effort to correct McCain's out right lies.
It greatly lessons my view of him as an impartial newsman.

Posted by: bobvanhorn1 | October 8, 2008 12:09 PM

Sen. John McCain clearly won last night's debate.

Democrats for John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008.


Posted by: hclark1 | October 8, 2008 11:32 AM

Wow Robert gibbs took hannity to the wood shed last night. Hannityites how does it feel to watch your boy hannity implode on his on t.v. show?

Posted by: r4147824 | October 8, 2008 7:33 AM

I apologize. That URL is http://www.need4trth.blogspot.com

Thank You

Posted by: need4trth | October 8, 2008 5:24 AM

From "Fact of the Matter"
http://www.ned4trth.blogspot.com

I REALLY DON'T KNOW HOW TO START THIS.....

Tom Brokaw was definitely the wrong pick for the Moderator. He allowed John McCain, in what I believe was a concerted effort, to speak outright lies about Obama's voting record and some of Obama's policies, go unchallenged. He didn't, as the moderator, dispute these well known lies and false claims, nor did he allow Senator Obama to challenge the false McCain statements.

Brokaw allowed this biased latitude for McCain to occur on three different occasions until Senator Obama finally told Brokaw this, "I'm sorry Tom but there's a lot of this stuff out there...." Stuff meaning LIES AND SMEARS, by McCain. Obama successfully defended himself, and respectfully put McCain in his place, and McCain tried to throw a low blow, yet as Phil Collin's once sang, "...did I miss again, how did I miss again oh oh..."

My opinion of Tom Brokaw has lessened. He is obviously in the REPUBLICAN TANK. As an Expert Moderator he failed to do the 'CIVIC DUTY' of a journalist, too challenge a PROVEN LIE or allow Senator Obama rebuttal against obvious lies. This inaction and disallowing by Brokaw seemed a concerted effort of Corporate Media favoritism of John McCain in action. I felt in spirit that Brokaw was blatantly taking sides. I'm not God so I can't say for sure. Yet, even though he possibly tried to aide McCain on those three occasions, for McCain it obviously wasn't enough. He later took a jab at Brokaw by saying, "It sure won't be you Tom", in his answer to the question who would they choose for the position of Secretary of the Treasury.

McCain demonstrated anger and aggression. John McCain "appears" bitter because he is losing in the polls, and HATEFUL because it is Barack Obama who is proving to be John McCain's BETTER. McCain is demonstrating the mindset of someone who knows he went about his plan wrong and now he is paying for it. Can Somebody say, "LOOOSEERRRR!!!!!"

JOHN MCCAINS WAR CONTINUUM RESURFACED TONITE.....

Once again McCain begin to trumpet the supposed winning strategy of the surge as the new war strategy against those whom would stand in McCains America's way. The Warmonger unleashed his list of experience in, 'knowing how to win wars'....

FIRST LET'S DO A LITTLE FACT CHECKING FROM FACTCHECK THE WIRE

Counting Errors
McCain said that Obama had voted 94 times for higher taxes or against tax cuts. He’s getting warmer — the first time we dinged him for this one, he said Obama voted 94 times to increase taxes, which is way off. This is still misleading, though. The real breakdown includes: 23 votes against tax cuts (which would have produced no increase in taxes); seven votes that would have lowered taxes for most people, but increased taxes on a few; 11 votes that would have increased taxes on those making over $1 million a year. The majority of the 94 votes (53 of them, including some of the above) were on budget measures, not tax bills, and would not have resulted in any tax change. Four other votes were non-binding motions related to conference report negotiations.

Obama, in turn, repeated the claim that McCain voted 23 times against alternative energy. We found that only 11 of those votes would have reduced or eliminated incentives for alternative energy. The rest opposed creating or enforcing alternative energy.

Conclusion, they were both off some yet, McCain was, continuing, if you will, too PROPORT LIES. Let's look at another one...

Oversimplifying the Fiscal Crisis
It’s finger-pointing time again, with each candidates blaming the other for the financial crisis. McCain called Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac the “catalyst” for the crisis and blamed Obama for failing to sign on to a bill to reign in the FMs. Obama countered that it’s a culture of deregulation and lack of oversight that caused the problem.

We’ve been here before. Both candidates have a point: Democrats really have fought regulation of the FMs and McCain has in fact been in favor of deregulation.

Yet, McCain's campaign manager up until a month ago was still on the payroll of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. McCain in this argument has no argument. He is one of the main author's of deregulation.

These are just a few of the issues they are not quite correct on. Yet, the greatest aggressor of the SMEAR, FEAR, and LIES CAMPAIGN is THE PUPPETED MOUTHPIECE OF THE RNC campaign McCain90%w/Bush/Palin.

ONE MORE FACT CHECK FROM FACTCHECK THE WIRE....


Health Care Fines for Small Businesses?
McCain said that Obama’s health care plan would mandate that “small businesses” provide coverage for their employees and would fine them if they failed to do so. Actually, Obama’s health care plan, posted on his Web site, says: “Small businesses will be exempt from this requirement.” McCain previously used this charge in his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention

Posted by: need4trth | October 8, 2008 5:22 AM

Since both candidates signed off on $700 billion bailout for corporations, they have no clue to solve economic crisis. I particularly liked McCain bringing up Obama’s vote to the 2005 Bush/Cheney Energy bill and how Obama and his cronies were the biggest benefactors of Fannie and Freddie Mae. Will public hear more on Obama's closeted homosexual affair back in November 1999? Simply google "Obama closeted homosexual affair."

Both CBS and NBC polls tilt to Obama with intentionally oversampling of African American democratic voters, are other media polls illegitimate too as they claim the same results?

Is there truth to the rumor that the candidate that bumps off mutual opponent will win in November regardless of debates, issues and poll numbers? Apparently the mutual opponent exposed corruption within both parties and is presently targeted. Will the parties use the practice of ’sweetheart exchange deals’ where convicted felons are used to commit crimes/murders in exchange of less jail time, conveniently covered up and culprits never suspected? Will Dems use an OJ SImpson-like black convict with jail time to do the bumping off? Will GOP use a Guiliani-like mob ties similiar to the ones used by his ex-NYPD commissioner who was indicted and may be jailed up to 140 years? Or Gotti, Jr. who is currently in midst of conspiracy and murder trial?

Given this information, do we have to worry about our personal safety too? For example, will our planned 4 hour car ride next Sunday be targeted? Will our car wheels and brakes be tampered with? How about sleeping in the middle of the night as our habits and plans are known in advanced due to bugging devices?

Posted by: thbwrth | October 8, 2008 1:14 AM

Since both signed off on $700 billion bailout for corporations and not the people, both have no clue in solving the economic crisis? I particularly liked McCain bringing up Obama’s vote to the 2005 Bush/Cheney Energy bill and how Obama and his cronies were the biggest benefactors of Fannie and Freddie Mae. Will public hear more on Obama's closeted homosexual affair back in November 1999?
Google "Obama closeted homosexual affair."

Both CBS and NBC polls tilt to Obama with intentionally oversampling of African American democratic voters, are other media polls are illegitimate too as they claim the same results?

Is there truth to the rumor that the candidate that bumps off mutual opponent will win in November regardless of debates, issues and poll numbers? Apparently the mutual opponent exposed corruption within both parties and is presently targeted. Will the parties use the practice of ’sweetheart exchange deals’ where convicted felons are used to commit crimes/murders in exchange of less jail time, conveniently covered up and culprits never suspected? Will Dems use an OJ SImpson-like black convict with jail time to do the bumping off? Will GOP use a Guiliani-like mob ties similiar to the ones used by his ex-NYPD commissioner who was indicted and may be jailed up to 140 years? Or Gotti, Jr. who is currently in midst of conspiracy and murder trial?

Given this information, do we have to worry about our personal safety too? For example, will our planned 4 hour car ride next Sunday be targeted? Will our car wheels and brakes be tampered with? How about sleeping in the middle of the night as our habits and plans are known in advanced due to bugging devices?

Posted by: thbwrth | October 8, 2008 1:11 AM

Hey!

McCain wants to re-adjust my mortgage to current market value?

Great!

I live in California. I'll take my $400,000 adjustment in cash.

Thanks!

Posted by: JohnQuimby | October 8, 2008 12:43 AM

what ever the case the Democrats Generally try to build USA and Republicans gamble with the money the Democrats have accumulated...Bush senior destroyed the economy and then came clinton who built the empire again ...then Bush junior Destroyed it ++++ then if McCain comes America is no more.

Posted by: BuushMohamed | October 8, 2008 12:30 AM

Great you tube-especially after ACORN was raided in Nevada today because of voter fraud--remember these are the guys who BO paid 800 grand during the dem primary and tried to hide it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NmaZIdz6Vo&eurl=http://www.justsaynodeal.com/index2.html

Posted by: thejaner | October 8, 2008 12:21 AM

Part of what I saw in McCain was anger and contempt ("That one"). But there was something else. He was rushing so much to get out his words that he was stumbling over them, running out of breath. I don't know if I was looking at anger or panic. Whaddaya think?

Posted by: wkorn | October 8, 2008 12:13 AM

Once again McCain appeared angry and combative. Obama did a decent job not slipping into attack mode, though he could have done a better job at SIMPLY answering the questions. However, Obama by FAR did the better job.


Posted by: vance1 | October 7, 2008 11:52 PM

From:
Head of State
http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/10/that-one.html

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

"That One"

What a very odd thing for McCain to say.

McCain repeatedly invoked the need for a "steady hand on the tiller" tonight--for someone who will be calm and cool in the crises that the upcoming years will present us.

Yet this is a man who is utterly unable to contain his contempt--even on a night when, even as Bill Bennett says, he needed to "break through", and even when such a strange expression of disdain could only highlight pettiness, anger and partisanship that voters wish that candidates would steer away from in the greater interest of the nation.

McCain's fundamental position--one from which he finds his momentum and meaning--is so often one of a contemptuous anger for those who do not understand what he believes he has learned--e.g., "them".

This is the impulsive, gut-driven, black and white thinking that we have seen throughout the campaign.

We have had 8 years of a President driven by impulsive, black and white, gut-driven, categorical thinking. In those 8 years, from a position that manifested from the very start an angry, assumed knowledge, and a contempt for the position of others, we have now seen the results.

So this time: choose that one.

Cite:
Head of State
http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/10/that-one.html

Posted by: robthewsoncamb | October 7, 2008 11:50 PM

More from CNN snap poll
by kos
Tue Oct 07, 2008 at 08:29:03 PM PDT

Who expressed his views more clearly in the debate?

Obama 60
McCain 30

Who spent more time attacking his opponent?

Obama 17
McCain 63

Who seemed to be the stronger leader?

Obama 54
McCain 43

Who was most likeable?

Obama 65
McCain 28

No good news for McCain.

Posted by: osullivanc1 | October 7, 2008 11:47 PM

So I just saw a new poll come out....Dream tickets for the president. Huckabee/Palin comes out 5 to 1 over McCain/Palin. Perhaps the RNC should switch out McCain for Huckabee, they might have a better chance at the white house this year cause I just can't see Obama loosing at this point. The problem is news stations are already calling the race for Obama.....switch it up and have a chance, or should we all stay home and just let Obama take the white house?

see poll at http://www.mccanes.com

Funny Huckabee was just recently named Featured Debator of the year by WathcDebate.com, ironic that McCain would bomb so bad right after the runner up wins debater of the year. http://www.huckabeeshow.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 7, 2008 11:44 PM

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