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Snap! Obama: 1, McCain: 0

Here's a pretty easy prediction: the most played clip from the Blair House Summit on the network news and the primetime cable shows tonight will be this exchange between President Obama and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

About an hour before that set-to, my colleague Ezra Klein hilariously Tweeted, "There should be someone paid to sit in the corner all day and just yell 'Oh, SNAP!' at appropriate times." Yeah. That was one of those moments.

Update, 4:15 p.m.: Christopher Calkins gave me an idea. He wrote me on Facebook wall: "Durbin calling out the GOP on 'if you don't like Gov.-run health-care, drop your own coverage', was another." So, send me your "Snap!"s, and I will compile them.

By Jonathan Capehart  | February 25, 2010; 3:21 PM ET
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It's up to these guys right now if they don't want the Tea Party movement to take over and shake out incumbents like a ripped bag of beans.
Stop playing politics and get something done. Obama did get one in there, by hook or crook, but I have no ideas that any of them will stay on target.

Posted by: kls1 | February 25, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Obama was a petulant little child with his comment.

Color me surprised.....not.

Posted by: etpietro | February 25, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

I donated money to McCain's Presidential campaign in 1999 and had admired him for years. That McCain no longer exists and all that remains is a bitter old man.

Posted by: bpai_99 | February 25, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

If this is the most-played clip from the summit, then count it as a 100% Republican victory.

Posted by: sold2u | February 25, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

I agree with etpietro. While Mr Capehart might be calling for an "Oh Snap!", the american people were wanting an actual answer, not a sound bite. Obama has no respect for experience, wisdom, or ACTUAL service. He should be ashamed.

Posted by: kroverstreet | February 25, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

I've got one. Hey Capehart, you're an idiot! Oh SNAP!

Posted by: gmfletcher12 | February 25, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Interesting exchange. It **is** late to criticize the process. That's a new one John, compared to the "Obama must fail" chorus we had before from the GOP.

On the other hand, I really do like McCain, although I disagree with him. I find it hard to believe J.D. Hayworth would have anything intelligent to say at this summit.

Posted by: tony_in_Durham_NC | February 25, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Republicans win if this is the most played clip. Obama comes across as condescending and eltist. I remain completely amazed that such an empty suit manchild is our President.

Posted by: DCer1 | February 25, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

I thought Sen McCain's point was right on and resonates with almost all fair minded American's. If this bill makes sense for Americans, why did they need special deals for Louisianna and Nebraska and all the other sweateart deals? Thank you Senator for showing why starting with this warped plan makes no sense.

At least someone is showing common sense.

Posted by: sarno | February 25, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

sold2u is correct. If msnbc focuses on that soundbite then the R's win because it proves that the Prez's water carriers have no real argument

Posted by: eaglassmyer | February 25, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Obama proved to the American people today that he is an arrogant immature jerk. Presidential he is not.

Posted by: badgerburg | February 25, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

obama got a shot in on a rino? so what. here;s a shot obama, your numbers don't add up. ypour policies are loonie tunes,like cap and trade and amnesty for illegals. bye bye dems. thank obama. and glenn beck.

Posted by: 12thgenamerican | February 25, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

well, is the GOP going to be invited to the meetings where the legislation is written? Obama wants America to forget about the broken promises for open dialogue, the back door buying of Dem votes, all of the sleazy practices that have gone on... they actually exceeded the slime factor of the GOP when they were in control - and did so rather easily... it's not the GOP who is saying no, it's your own Dem party that can't get it's act together and pass the bill - they had control for over a year, the Pres called for it to be done in July... and they blew it...

Posted by: mockymock | February 25, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Oh Snap!

The most inexperienced person in that room somehow convinced the American electorate that giving a good speech qualifies one to lead this country.

Posted by: summerandwinter | February 25, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

McCain is fighting for his political life. He cannot compromise with Obama because he will lose to the Teabagger shock jock in the primaries. He has to be careful, however, that he wins the battle and weakens himself for the fall election.

Arizona is a prime target for a Democratic Senate pickup. Either McCain will alienate moderates pandering to the right (just like he did nationally in 2008), or the Teabagger who defeats him will be too scary to be electable in the Fall.

Posted by: AxelDC | February 25, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

I have to agree with etpietro. Mr. President handled that situation like a spoiled child. Sadly, he came across that way a few times today. I was not impressed with any of our "leaders" today.

Posted by: Shadow10 | February 25, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Obama looked like an arrogant, delusional fool today. No question. Paul Ryan cleaned Obama's clock.

Posted by: hz9604 | February 25, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Paul Ryan is smarter than anyone else in the room on either side of the aisle.

I notice that Obama had no response for his comments whatsoever. Interesting, that. Where was the "Oh, snap!" moment then.

We need more Paul Ryans. Yes, even Democratic Paul Ryans. I'll respect anyone who demonstrates such an encyclopedic knowledge of the issue, even if I disagree with their position.

I could really care less about hearing anyone's sob stories, which I have had to sit through all day (Louise Slaughter takes the cake with her outlandish denture tale). Anecdotes are not evidence, you idiots!!

Posted by: etpietro | February 25, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Capehart, after watching the clip, you are seriously wrong in your scoring; Obama 0, McCain 1.

Posted by: meyermain | February 25, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

All these comments on who "looked good" or "who came across as...", that's not why I watched this debate - I watched it to find out what the Republican ideas were and if they were better than those in the proposed (mostly) Democratic health care bill.

I am really disappointed - I wish that all concerned would have their health care benefits removed (or be locked in a big room and fed on moldy bread and water) until they agreed on and passed health care legislation. Then they would develop a sense of urgency and forego posturing.

Posted by: shadowmagician | February 25, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Oh Snap?
I thought obama was straight?
I know ezra is trying to get
keith olberman to let him use
his eye brow shampoo guy.
keith's brows are to die for'
Oh Snap!

Posted by: simonsays1 | February 25, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

McCain is the guy who tried to hijack the campaigns by running off to Washington (with an assist from Bush) to hold a summit on the economic crisis, where he proved he had nothing to offer. How long should Obama pretend to tolerate McCain's diversionary ambushes?

The Senate did its business they way the Senate has been doing its business for years, all the while that McCain participated. If he wants to reform the Senate, let him take it up at the appropriate time and place. The Senate sets its own rules, not the President.

McCain was trying to attack process because the Republicans have so little to offer on substance.

Snap!

So go ahead - vent!

But - please try to show some originality, some creativity, some wit. 'Suit'? 'Elitist'? 'Inexperienced'? Tired!

Posted by: j2hess | February 25, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Paul Ryan the smartest person in the room? Oh give me a break. You must have incredibly low standards.

He's the joke of southeast Wisconsin and demonstrates it with every weekly radio interview I hear.

We need fewer idiots like him, not more.

Posted by: chi-town | February 25, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

The majority of this comments section looks like it was pulled from the random bickerings of middle school children. Mr. Capehart, you share the blame for even promoting such political theater as "important."

Today's summit debate contained MUCH more than this stupid quibble between the President and Senator McCain.

If this is what gets the most press, NOBODY WINS.

Priorities are lost, to to lot of you.

Posted by: trident420 | February 25, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

I remain completely amazed that such an empty suit manchild is our President.

Posted by: DCer1 | February 25, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse
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I amazed that you would use the term manchild to describe the President of the United states. I guess compared to what you do for a living Obama is an empty suit.

Posted by: wmwilliams14 | February 25, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Oh Snap!

The most inexperienced person in that room somehow convinced the American electorate that giving a good speech qualifies one to lead this country.
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And yet, republicans are convinced that a half term governor of Alaska can do a better job. Or the previous failed businessman who you elected twice. I don't think republicans are in any position to question the competency the choices that the rest of America made in electing a president.

Posted by: wmwilliams14 | February 25, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

I felt bad for McCain and all Republicans because that exchange had to bring back terrible memories of the previous a$$kicking they received in '08.

Ouch, Repukes, ouch.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | February 25, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Dems always quick on personal insults when they run out of ideas.

Posted by: mattywvu | February 25, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

It figures, the most important think that came out of todays summit was the news from Obama that the election is over. What a great community organizer this guy will make when his term is up. What was that about?

Posted by: nychap44 | February 25, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

When the facts are against you: Attack! Attack! Attack! That's all the Democrat Party and President Obama can do.

He didn't sound Presidential, he sounded more like "Shut up John, I won the Election! Nah nah nah!" Like the most inexperienced child in the room.

"Oh Snap!" that, Mr. Capehart.

Posted by: 50Eagle | February 25, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Seriously?! "Oh, snap."

I'm appalled at the notion that *this* is what we ought to encourage in political debate- ungracious behavior on the part of the powerful towards those they have defeated.

Mr. Capehart should be ashamed of himself.

Posted by: eamc | February 25, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Surely you don't believe this, Capehart! Obama is the consumate actor! He'll play any part he thinks will make him look good. The problem with that is we all know what he's doing. It no longer works. He's toast. McCain: 100 - Obama: 0! Sorry! The truth is hard to accept, isn' it?

Posted by: georges2 | February 25, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

McCain reminded Obama of his campaign promise of transparency. Obama's answer clearly means that he does not remember or care for what he promised during the campaign, because election is over! Now we have to bear this arrogant President who fooled the voters for three more years.

Posted by: vkcmd | February 25, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

If this bill makes sense for Americans, why did they need special deals for Louisianna and Nebraska and all the other sweateart deals? Oooh snap!

Posted by: bobilly2 | February 25, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

no, obama has yet to prove if he won one...
lets find out in november, election day...
we will find out who the winners or losers are...

Posted by: DwightCollins | February 25, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Sir,

Are there any journalists being paid by the Obama team?

Please - be honest. One zero Obama? Come on!

Yes, he is a zero president. So weak. It's

unfortunate for the sincere Democrats.

McCain, not perfect, has "one" this debate.

You will see an increase in the % of

Americans who say Obama will not be reelected.

Posted by: admt | February 25, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

If you are keeoing score between McCain and Obama, and Obama won today....wouldn't that be Obama 2 McCain 0.....you know with the election and all???

Posted by: Matfem | February 25, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

When figuring on what percent of medicine in this country is paid for publicly, don't stop at Medicare and Medicaid. You need to figure in the VA medical system as well as SCHIP.

And I'm so square I have no idea what the whole "Oh snap" thing is, so I'm ignoring it as yet another detour away from substance and toward style.

Posted by: drazen1 | February 25, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

I'm surprised that people expected Pres. Obama to sit and let McCain say "during the campaign..." over and over again. I wasn't sure what Obama would say but when he said "We're not campaigning anymore. The election is over." My first reaction was Oh Snap but McCain came back with "I'm reminded of that every day." It was almost sad.

IMO - Oh Snap Moments
Rangel "Why does it take 60 to get a majority?"

Obama to Alexander "Let me respond to what you said, Lamar, because that's not factually accurate."

Obama to Cantor; "Let me just guess that's the 2,400-page health care bill." Haven't these people heard of being green:).

McConnell "...Republicans have been given 24 minutes, the Democrats 52 minutes let's try to have a balance."
Obama "You're right there was an imbalance on opening statements -- because I'm the president." Double Snap.

Posted by: rlj1 | February 25, 2010 7:00 PM | Report abuse

John McCain is now officially a bitter old eunuch. Please put a skirt on him.

Posted by: FilmMD | February 25, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

they needed the special deals for FL and LA and NE because no republicans would play, leaving all 60 dems in a position to extort for their vote. Obama agreed with McCain that they were bad, and they are dead anyway. they won't be in any final bill, for good reason.

Posted by: JoeT1 | February 25, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

About as imperious comment as the lecturer-in-chief has made, and that's going some. For someone who can repeat canned speaches with flourish, he is always tone deaf in extemporaneous debate. Perhaps his worst trait; it plays well to the small base -- and nowhere else. So continue to fiddle while Rome burns. Maybe it'll give you and the former President something to do in 2013.

Posted by: UncomfortableTruths | February 25, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Dems always quick on personal insults when they run out of ideas.

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And the choir sang "AMEN"!!

Posted by: UncomfortableTruths | February 25, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

I praise McCain for informing me that California has tort reform and skyrocket insurance premiums, but another Republican said tort reform will save 10 billion a year.
Someone LIED!

Posted by: AtomAnt | February 25, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

How many more first year rookie mistakes can we withstand by the Professor in Chief in the second year & beyond? How long before the dems grow a spine especially on health care?

When can we officialiy assign the moniker of "We're #37" to the republicon party?

Posted by: demsRwimps | February 25, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

It's not uncommon for an old man with memory lost to think the Election isn't over yet. It's sad because McCain can't remember what he says one minute to the next and now is even lying on President Bush. Sarah Palin is using people and it seems to be working as she knows she could never ever get elected for dog catcher let alone President. Here's one for the History Books the new Governor of Virginia is campaigning for Vice President even before his seat is warm as Governor. This tells you how little Republican Law Makers know about the US Constitution as a VP is selected by the President. There is a nursing home waiting for John McCain and other elder Law Makers who think this is 1940.

Posted by: qqbDEyZW | February 25, 2010 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Hmm. Obama came off looking petty, partisan and defensive to me. Apparently, he is quite a small man.

I guess if I was a mindless liberal partisan like Capeheart I would be so silly as to think that others share my joy over empty and divisive rhetoric.

Posted by: bobmoses | February 25, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Can't blame McCain. At least someone is trying to hold Obama to his campaign promises. The media sure isn't.

Posted by: motownlivs | February 25, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

John McCain had NOTHING to offer to the current moment, just like he didn't during the campaign when he "suspended" it to offer NO solutions to what was going on.
The President was masterful today, in every way. Is there a Republican alive, anywhere, who would be able to give THEIR last President any credit for being able to engage on the real issues, with real facts, in such a forum? No, of course there is not.
Do Republicans even resent the idea that ANY of our Presidents would be able to handle themselves with such grace, and knowledge, and respect for everyone in such a forum?
Yeah, they do, because they simply DO NOT accept this black man as a President. There just cannot be any other reason for their lock-step opposition to every single thing he suggests.
Republicans were dead serious when they announced, with the election of Obama, that they were going to do everything within their power to see to it that our nation fails.
Why should Republicans care about whether or not our nation succeeds? They don't because they have so much money that they can go anywhere around this whole world and live a good life.

Posted by: cms1 | February 25, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately for America, we have a low class Chicago pimp, for a president.

Posted by: dashriprock | February 25, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

im sure someone's already said this, but i dont feel like reviewing all the comments. Shouldn't Obama have 2 points? Fking republican wapo and its bad score keeping

Posted by: batigol85 | February 25, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

Obama proved to the American people today that he is an arrogant immature jerk. Presidential he is not.

Posted by: badgerburg | February 25, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

PRESIDENT Obama proved to the American people once again that he is a confident, intelligent, assertive, capable President. People who like to see his assertiveness as arrogance are actually using that as code words for him being uppity and not knowing his place. Why not just say what you mean. What you see in this President as arrogant, immature and a jerk has been seen in most white men like Boehner, Cantor, McConnell as telling it like it is and being a strong leader. You know, it is similar to calling women like Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton Shrill and bi!chy. Code words that most of us who have been around long know.

Posted by: catmomtx | February 25, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Obama was a petulant little child with his comment.

Color me surprised.....not.

Posted by: etpietro | February 25, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

How dare you call the President of the United States a petulant little child. What you really want to say is he was an uppity N who doesn't know his place. If you consider his behavior childish, what do you call the Republicans whining about what the table looked like, that the President should not look like the President, what the room looked like, how big or how small the bill is, how long the Democrats talked. Talk about petulant and childish !!

Posted by: catmomtx | February 25, 2010 9:54 PM | Report abuse

So you think it's an "Oh Snap" moment when McCain points out that the bill the democrats are pushing was developed in the back rooms with special deals to Democratic supporters.

And the president says "Don't talk about that now, let's talk about how to help the American people"

Seriously? You see that as a win for Obama? Keep playing that over and over and over. McCain basically scuttled the president with that one speech.

I note the lack of respect for McCain; someone one has served, suffered and accomplished something for the country.

We'll see how that all works out for Obama after 2012.

Posted by: Ombudsman1 | February 25, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

President Obama should make it clear that all members of congress lose whatever wonder coverage they have on their Cadillac plans, and take whatever WE, THE PEOPLE ARE OFFERED. The GOP needs to be shown to be an absolute impediment to the betterment of the country.
If the Democrats want to go down in history as the people who did the right thing, in this time when health care costs continue to rise as if there's no end in sight.
The Party of "no" is a party of liars & hypocrites.

Posted by: zennheadd | February 25, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

"Arizona is a prime target for a Democratic Senate pickup."

I don't think such a state or district exists in the United States in 2010.

Posted by: Ombudsman1 | February 25, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Obama seriously wanted to hear his own voice the entire time. Even against the man he defeated, he's the one still campaigning. Then he gets shot down completely by Paul Ryan and has NO retort.

Posted by: jetfan85 | February 25, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

Capehart I liked you better when you were on tv eating banannas. For once can you write something serious about a serious topic. Obama outduels McCain is just what this country does not need. I know this might be work but how about reporting on the conference and where you think it is going.

Posted by: rbprtman23 | February 25, 2010 10:56 PM | Report abuse

Yes, Obama is a One termer. He might even be impeached if he continues his path to the left.

He came off as a poorly elected person full of arrogance and contempt for the American people.He seems to contain the essence that caused the "poor People of Paris" to storm the "Bastille".

Posted by: WISEOWL1 | February 25, 2010 11:00 PM | Report abuse

they needed the special deals for FL and LA and NE because no republicans would play, leaving all 60 dems in a position to extort for their vote. Obama agreed with McCain that they were bad, and they are dead anyway. they won't be in any final bill, for good reason.
ssssssssssss

Since when have those special deals been removed. They still are in the senate bill and that is what will be voted on.

I listened to a great deal of the debate and while I heard some acknowledgements from the president I did not hear I am going to make it so. In the end all I heard him say was if you don't come on board, we are going to pass this without you. No changes since he says the republican’s ideas are in the bill albeit modified to the democrats liking. Totally partisan politics yet.

I find it ironic that the health care bill is about 30 million uninsured and yet he said they are basically insured/covered through Medicare/Medicaid or via the emergency room and that the insured people pay $1100/yr in their premiums for these people. If they are already paid for then how could the healthcare bill possibly cost 1 trillion dollars plus a supposed saving of $500 billion in Medicare cuts and savings. I figure 1.5 trillion + 100million insured workers x 1100/yr is a whole lot of money going somewhere but I can bet it won’t be to the paying taxpayer.

Posted by: Wisconsin1 | February 25, 2010 11:02 PM | Report abuse

The President said, "We can have a debate about process, or about what the American people need at this point".

Obama "0" and McCain "1".

He who has taken an oath to uphold the laws and Consitution of the Unted States advocates for the expedient instead of law?

Posted by: flamorte | February 25, 2010 11:04 PM | Report abuse

McCain tries so hard at trying to be and act like a deceitful & spineless politician, and the problem is, he is NOT good at.

He always ends up looking quite stupid in the end.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | February 25, 2010 11:26 PM | Report abuse

Obama "2008", McCain "0"

And until the rest of the sore loser Republicans can read and accept that score, they will continue to look as foolish as they did today on CSPAN, and post as childish as they do on this blog...

Here's your come to Jesus moment, you devils: You lost the last general election. Therefore, Obama and the Democrats rule today...

All of the "tea bags" and republican healthcare lies won't change that reality.

Posted by: gmoore40 | February 25, 2010 11:27 PM | Report abuse

Are you SERIOUS? It made Obama look petulant, childish, petty, arrogant and just plain un-presidential.

Moreover, all of these attributes were in full force in our "above-the-fray" president throughout the rest of this spectacle that I was able to catch on tv. I can't believe I volunteered for, and voted for, this guy. Oh, SNAP!

Posted by: itchy1 | February 25, 2010 11:51 PM | Report abuse

You should post Slaughter's comment about the borrowed dentures,

and Nancy Pelosi disputing the Repubs. wrong headed assertions at the end;

Finally, Obama telling Lamar Alexander that he is just wrong about the cost of individual insurance.

In short, the Dems. took the day. The Repubs. look like thugs with OCD -- repeating the same (false) talking points over and over and over and over.

Yeah, it was ugly; and a clear win for the Dems., With the MSM paying homage to their paymasters: The Republican owners of Mainstream Media.

Posted by: bert8 | February 25, 2010 11:53 PM | Report abuse

Could someone please explain why healthcare reform is about a government takeover of 1/6th of the economy? Nobody seems to understand:

The vast majority of healthcare providers are not government employees ...

The vast majority of hospitals and clinics are not government run operations ...

The lion's share of healthcare insurers are not government agencies ...

Medicare, Medicaid, and VA benefits already constitute a substantial part of that 1/6th of the economy ...

... and nothing about any of that changes if the current reform passes ...

So exactly what is this government takeover people are talking about?

Oohhh ... Snap!

Posted by: swazal | February 25, 2010 11:57 PM | Report abuse

Dems always quick on personal insults when they run out of ideas
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Sure, and republicans offer such mature policy statements like "socialist," "communist," "anti-American," "tax and spend," etc., etc. The repubs got taken to school today and they know it. Since hitting back at these hypocrits, Obama's approval ratings are rising. More people are taking reform seriously. Obama has proved that the gop cares more about corporations that they do about Americans.

Posted by: mikel7 | February 26, 2010 12:00 AM | Report abuse

You're right. Obama won the title for best snap with his "The election's over" line. But McCain, who alas has never been sharp enough to compete verbally with Obama, would have easily taken the point if he had snapped back. "You're right. And its clear that the open government commitments you made during the election are history too."

Posted by: Chris314 | February 26, 2010 8:39 AM | Report abuse

I guess you people are not smart enough to read between the lines...Obama cried like a baby.."the election is over"...to which McCain replied back.."I am reminded of that every day!"..which was a slap in Obamas face..but you can not comprehend that..McCain was telling the truth...we are all reminded every day that the wrong man was elected on Nov. of '08..just look at all the damage Obama has already done in just one year...and if that does not open your eyes..then just look at the poles..that is the American people speaking!! And it is not good for Obama. He has done nothing but put our country in debt, help make China the power they are now and sat back and let Iran become nuclear..he has lost more popularity in just one year, than any other president ever had...even Bush did better then Obama...just read the billboards!!

Posted by: b_tamargo | February 26, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

mikel7..you made the claim that Obamas ratings have improved...what polls are you looking at..Obama's ratings have continued to fall as well as the ratings of the democratic congress....is the 17 next to your name your age...if so that explains your comment. When you grow up and actually see what is going on in America and not just what people tell you...trust me, you will see things a lot different

Posted by: b_tamargo | February 26, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

He said the "campaign is over"....not the "election". Slight difference, but I think it was a shot at Mr. holier than thou McCain preening for the cameras again with all of this talk or pork and special deals. Obama's line was a way to say..."we all know that St. John...do you have a question?" Otherwise he would still be going. Meanwhile, in the past 2 years McCain has flip flopped on almost every issue he every allegedly cared about. He even threw in the towel on campaign finance reform after the SCOTUS ruling, when it can probably be remedied through Congress should he choose to get involved.

Posted by: jetrain | February 26, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

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