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The Washington Post's David Broder speaks with New Hampshire voters about the presidential campaign and reflects on 40 years of conversations with voters nationwide. (Video by Ed O'Keefe.)

By Ed O'Keefe  |  October 27, 2008; 7:50 AM ET
Categories:  Battlegrounds , Broder Remembers , Video Report  
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I think some of you people should start reading Fact Check or one of the other sites that point out the lies in ads, etc. The McCain/Palin camp should get an award for the number of lies they and some of the groups following them have tried to pass off as truth. It'd be wise to check out your junk political e-mail on Snopes, too. Or is it that some of you would rather believe lies? (By the way, I heard the rest of the speech that anti-Obamas are crediting with pushing redistribution of wealth. I suggest listening to the whole thing. The Palestinian thing is from
e-mail spam. The GE guy doesn't like Obama because his company would no longer get rewarded for giving American jobs to China, India, etc.)

Posted by: Concerned2 | October 28, 2008 7:55 AM | Report abuse

Don't even waste your time on rooster54.

Posted by: JakeD | October 28, 2008 7:53 AM | Report abuse


Thanks for the opportunity to discuss our differing positions.

Sorry, I was at work.
You have a problem with Jack Welch. I see him as a money magnet: wherever he goes, money follows. He pulled GE out of Rhode Island and thousands of middle class workers lost their jobs and are still suffering. So, the officials of Rhode Island are reconsidering their 9% state corporate tax rate- what do you think they should do? Isn't it the same thing WE should do on Nov 4th? Let's cut US corporate tax rates so Jack's successors running multinational corporations don't see the US the way Jack saw Rhode Island...But Rooster, It's Not Personal- It's Just Business...

Obama is now on tape from 2001 confirming that he wants to redistribute wealth and change the supreme court to assist in this task-

John Mccain wants to keep business in America by cutting corporate taxes-

Socialism (Redistributive economy) has failed EVERYWHERE it's been tried- according to the World Health Org., countries with the highest rate of suicide are all socialist- take away incentive and employment goes down, suicide goes up- is that the country for which you will vote?

Posted by: thecannula | October 27, 2008 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Democrats for John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008

Posted by: hclark1 | October 27, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse


I made up my mind about pro-abortion candidates too.

Posted by: JakeD | October 27, 2008 10:08 AM | Report abuse


Thanks for the opportunity to discuss our differing positions.

It looks to me like you had your mind made up about Obama, and that your research was not meant to help you determine a position, but to defend and promote one you already had.

Posted by: rooster54 | October 27, 2008 9:56 AM | Report abuse

I've been concerned with Obama's committment to Israel after he changed his stance on Jerusalem immediately following Palestinian complaint 1 d after AIPAC-

Gateway Pundit
Friday, October 24, 2008
Confirmed: MSM Holds Video Of Barack Obama Attending Jew-Bash & Toasting a Former PLO Operative... Refuse to Release the Video!

LA Times writer Peter Wallsten wrote about Barack Obama's close association with former Palestinian operative Rashid Khalidi back in April.
Wallsten discussed a dinner held back in 2003 in honor of Khalidi, a critic of Israel and advocate for Palestinian rights.
Barack Obama has denied his close association with Khalidi, too.
According to Wallsten the evening not surprisingly turned into a classic Jew-bash:
"During the dinner a young Palestinian American recited a poem accusing the Israeli government of terrorism in its treatment of Palestinians and sharply criticizing U.S. support of Israel. If Palestinians cannot secure their own land, she said, "then you will never see a day of peace."
One speaker likened "Zionist settlers on the West Bank" to Osama bin Laden, saying both had been "blinded by ideology."
Barack Obama also praised the former PLO operative during the event.
And, Obama confessed that his family often shared dinner with the Khalidis:
His many talks with the Khalidis, Obama said, had been "consistent reminders to me of my own blind spots and my own biases... It's for that reason that I'm hoping that, for many years to come, we continue that conversation -- a conversation that is necessary not just around Mona and Rashid's dinner table," but around "this entire world."
...The event was videotaped, and a copy of the tape was obtained by The (LA)Times.
Khalidi and the Obamas were great friends in Chicago and often shared meals together.
By the way, Khalidi was also best friends with Bill Ayers.
Wallston was one of the few mainstream media reporters to report on this radical Obama associate.

Wallston said that the article was written after he watched video taken at the Khalidi going away party. When I asked him about the video he said that as far as he was concerned he was through with the story.

I asked him if he was planning on releasing this video of Obama toasting the radical Khalidi at this Jew-bash. He told me he was not releasing the video. He also would not comment on his source for the video. So, there you have it.
The LA Times has video of Obama toasting a former PLO operative at a Jew-bash but will not release the video.
This is outrageous.
Obviously, this video would do great damage to Obama who struggles with Jewish voters due to his circle of close anti-Semitic friends.
Maybe this is the reason it is not being released?
Barack Obama funnelled thousands of dollars of cash to Rashidi's anti-Israel Foundation through his work on the Woods Fund.

Posted by: thecannula | October 27, 2008 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Jack Welch and his ilk are the problem.

Workers produced the wealth, executives took it all, then bought off the media to obfuscate the real relevant facts through advertising. If we ask for what was rightfully ours in the first place, the original distribution of wealth, (not "RE-distribution" of it) to those whose labor created it, we get called "socialists".

A worker's hour buys 1/3rd of what it did fifty years ago while an executive's pay buys over twenty times what it did then.

We can't afford to buy what we make without borrowing money that should have originally been paid to us. That's the real reason for the mortgage crisis. Rich republicans want you to believe that if you continue giving your family's wealth to them that one day you'll hit some pie in the sky jackpot. When they look at average Americans, they see sheep waiting to be fleeced.

Jack Welch has plenty of wool already.

Posted by: rooster54 | October 27, 2008 9:02 AM | Report abuse

McCain will win NH.

Posted by: JakeD | October 27, 2008 8:55 AM | Report abuse

Both Jack Welch and I are supporting McCain and we feel the most important articles in the NY Times yesterday were the lead article on Increasing Unemployment/Corporate Layoffs in the United States and the follow up article on the Job Disaster in Rhode Island. Rhode Island is suffering with 8.8% unemployment and, not coincidentally, is the state ranked 50th for business tax treatment by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation. Neighboring Massachusetts is ranked 34th, with 6.1% unemployment. Two states with no state corporate tax, South Dakota and Wyoming , have 2.8 and 3.0% unemployment. The conclusion of the NYT article is that State officials in RI are rethinking and planning to alter their business tax policy. Do you think this article has implications in the coming election? Jack and I do!
Jack said so on This Week with George Stephanopoulos this morning. He said that he moved GE out of RI because of their state corporate taxes! Do you think we should increase or decrease corporate taxes in the current recession (hint-Herbert Hoover increased them)?

Why are you listening to a candidate who wants to turn all 50 states into Rhode Island?

Lowering business taxes leads to JOB creation...$900 is a cheap price to pay for a job (Obama wants to give the middle class a $1200 annual tax cut and McCain wants to give them a $300 cut). Just ask the people of Rhode Island.

Posted by: thecannula | October 27, 2008 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Republicans always make a word or phrase that is good and right, a dirty word, example liberal. Redistribution of wealth or spreading the wealth, epitimoizes the principals of sharing and fairness -- it means that everyone gets to share in the pie, everyone has opportunity, not just the special few! AND

If the American public is truly concerned about the Voting Problems in America, then they should vote Dems all the way down the chain, because Republicans have fillibustered or stoped any kind of legislation to reform our voting system from fraud and hacking time and time again. We need a voting system we can believe in. This you will see reformed with a Dem President and legislation, along with enacting badly needed regulatory rules on our economic systems.

Posted by: dsoulplane | October 27, 2008 8:11 AM | Report abuse

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