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    By Chris Cillizza  |  October 15, 2008; 7:00 PM ET
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    Hey did you hear the one about the plumber and McCain? Oh no I forgot, you can't hear that one, Joe's not a plumber in Ohio. This is according to the people who would know, those who have the records of licensed plumbers. Leave it McCain and his inept planners to not make sure one of McCain's big debate points was who he says he is. Also to take out of context the idea of Joe not being able to buy his plumbing business due to Obama's Tax increases. Joe was only talking about it as a brief mention many years ago at his job interview.

    Talk about a politician getting desperate in the last few weeks till the election, McCain is giving desperation a whole new shine. He keeps tripping over his own ideas on any given day, seems to get lost, even with his talking points right in front of him, then skitters all over the place. I don't know about anyone else, but quite frankly McCain getting into the White House scares me almost as much as Palin becoming the VP.

    Somehow I just simply don't see John McCain as the President of this country, my country, and I sure as heck can't see Sarah Palin either. With either one of these people talking to leaders of our friends and others around the world, I don't see these countries taking us seriously as a world power.

    Posted by: wendyo1 | October 17, 2008 2:55 AM | Report abuse

    My wife (who has experience as a teacher) nearly went ballistic when McCain talked about Troops to Teachers last night. Like smallbizowner, my spouse and I really respect the troops who have sacrificed for our country, and we think our society (and not JUST our government) owes them a debt of thanks and good jobs when they return.

    BUT . . . watering down licensure or certification standards for teachers doesn't bode well for the future of education. I'll confess that last night was the first I've heard about the Troops to Teachers program. I HOPE that there is far more about this program that is positive than what McCain bothered to say. But if the program means bypassing adequate preparation for teaching, particularly if there is no requirement for soldiers to demonstrate compensating skills, that's just plain stupid!!! Talk about "Every Child Held Back" . . .

    Posted by: post_reader_in_wv | October 16, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

    Let me just reiterate the fact that McCain so often mentions the fact that he was a POW, that in itself doesn’t give him the right of passage to the seat. There are so many brave man that have been the same and trust me I am proud and thankful and have much respect that they made it through and put their country first. So is it that McCain is merely displaying his angry from the past of him being a POW, now that he wants the ultimate position or recognition as a reason for have been so? Politics are politics, but be real, McCain just don’t get it. The past is over, our country needs help, honest help from a leader with no strings attached to translate our country into a more perfect status from where it is now. Politics of yesterday didn’t work. We need a honest change that includes the entire American people and a good strong leader to unite in all efforts to forward and combat our 21st century America agendas. Obama is that person despite the rhetoric and controversy that McCain and his campaign has forcefully been engaged in. We don’t need more problems from McCain, we need the solutions that Obama has proposed for this entire country. There is a time and place for everything under the sun and now is definitely not the time for continued negativity from McCain, one whom claims that he has put country first. Time is crucial and America needs a qualified leader with the American people’s interest at the forefront of their agenda , one whom I can definitely accredit to Obama. God Bless America!

    Posted by: Nisey01 | October 16, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

    Let me just reiterate the fact that McCain so often mentions the fact that he was a POW, that in itself doesn’t give him the right of passage to the seat. There are so many brave man that have been the same and trust me I am proud and thankful and have much respect that they made it through and put their country first. So is it that McCain is merely displaying his angry from the past of him being a POW, now that he wants the ultimate position or recognition as a reason for have been so? Politics are politics, but be real, McCain just don’t get it. The past is over, our country needs help, honest help from a leader with no strings attached to translate our country into a more perfect status from where it is now. Politics of yesterday didn’t work. We need a honest change that includes the entire American people and a good strong leader to unite in all efforts to forward and combat our 21st century America agendas. Obama is that person despite the rhetoric and controversy that McCain and his campaign has forcefully been engaged in. We don’t need more problems from McCain, we need the solutions that Obama has proposed for this entire country. There is a time and place for everything under the sun and now is definitely not the time for continued negativity from McCain, one whom claims that he has put country first. Time is crucial and America needs a qualified leader with the American people’s interest at the forefront of their agenda , one whom I can definitely accredit to Obama. God Bless America!

    Posted by: Nisey01 | October 16, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse

    The Fix Twitters the Final Debate!

    I have always respected my elders, yet it is so sad to see that McCain doesn't respect himself nor our country. He may have good intentions within his heart but so as a man thinketh so is he.

    Posted by: Nisey01 | October 16, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

    The Fix Twitters the Final Debate!

    OBAMA all the way, 3 out of 3 is the final debate score in my honest opinion. Now as for McCain, you can now EXHALE and EXIT. And don't forget to take that Bush administration failing pack with you. God Bless America!

    Posted by: Nisey01 | October 16, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

    Posted by: pab9c

    "Hmmm...How could Obama be against justice Breyer when he wasn't even in the Senate?"

    Thank you! I noticed that too.
    McCain is playing a game that has a name in Yiddish - "macht a putz"
    Roughly this means he's either playing a fool himself or playing us for fools.


    Posted by: VMR1 | October 16, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

    John Mc Cain and Sarah Palin are members of a wicked gang of neocons who have damaged the economy of this country and started unnecessary wars that cost us billions of US$ and thousands of the lives of our young and brave soldiers. They have lied to all Americans about WMD in Iraq and unfortunately got us stuck in a quaqmire with no way out in the near future.Nobody can trust or tolerate such wicked clowns for another presidential term under any circustances. The proper place for John Mc Cain is a suitable oldman house, not the White House nor even the Senate.

    Posted by: mass2 | October 16, 2008 10:41 AM | Report abuse

    Media like a hip hop president that is why they are supporting obama. Mccain on the other hand is presidential and an honorable patriatic American who was a real gentlman last night and did not tear obama apart, even though he could.

    Posted by: nsabetus | October 16, 2008 10:35 AM | Report abuse

    McCain did seem, at first blush, to mistake Trig's Downs for autism when he said Palin understood autism better than most. McCain should have explained better, but he was not making a misstatement; Palin has a teenaged nephew with autism.

    Posted by: acasilaco | October 16, 2008 9:49 AM | Report abuse

    PA_DC,

    i sooo agree with u abt how can McCain face other countries when he can't even look at his opponent in the face here on his own turf?? So imagine how he would in foreign lands! Haaaaa! He was so afraid to look Obama in the face b/c he know he was right & telling the truth! That's when i know a man isn't truthful---look me in my eye & tell me!!!

    Posted by: obamadiva | October 16, 2008 1:29 AM | Report abuse

    McCain was shook like a an accomplice *snicker* yeah...hide behind facts! We know what u are all about!

    Obama came back every time cool...calm...collective & hitting him with the truth of the matter! Don't hate!!!

    Obama=for the people
    McCain=his behind & crew

    Posted by: obamadiva | October 16, 2008 1:22 AM | Report abuse

    Dear 37th&O,

    "On Congressman Lewis Obama slimed around and refused to answer the question - then Obama refused to do the right thing - lending credibility to the notion that the Obama campaign put Congressman Lewis up to making those completely outrageous statements."

    I call BS on that. I've followed John Lewis for many years and I assure you, no one puts him up to anything or dissuades him when he has something to say. Obama said that it was inappropriate to compare McCain and his idiot running mate to George Wallace, but that there was ample evidence that their campaign was spawning outright hate speech.

    In this case, Obama was wrong. Lewis DID NOT compare McCain and Wallace - he compared two campaigns that spawned hatred and cited the consequences of Wallace's.

    He said this at exactly the same time that the behavior of his own audiences began to scare John McCain and he had to spend precious stump time to quell the hate speech.

    Posted by: fr3dmars | October 15, 2008 11:53 PM | Report abuse

    Oh yeah. Bill Bennett on CNN (I think) had the greatest talking-head line of the night- "I haven't heard so much about plumbers since Nixon."

    Posted by: fr3dmars | October 15, 2008 11:43 PM | Report abuse

    McCain's best performance, although his age showed as he tired through the last half. Obama's weakest performance - he occasionally had an "OMG - I'm about to become president and things are hopelessly FUBAR'd" tension about him!

    At that a draw overall - court, abortion, education, health care, Obama was much clearer and empathetic. McCain might have gained a nudge on economy, but not on content, Obama was weak. McCain exceeded expectations.

    Just wondering if anyone has told McCain that the horror VP's child has Downs, not autism?

    Posted by: fr3dmars | October 15, 2008 11:40 PM | Report abuse

    To me, it's not about who "won" tonight's debate. It's about who's answers were clearer and more on point with the questions asked, and who handled themselves diplomatically, because that's what we need in our next President.

    Our image abroad is not a good one. For this reason we need a President who knows how to operate appropriately under pressure, not lose their cool and not wear their emotions on their sleeves. McCain clearly is not showing this kind of leadership in this year's debates and campaign.

    And in terms of experience, the number of years isn't so important to me as what's been done with the years that have been served. Records speak for themselves, not ages, races or anything else. I personally am not fond of the idea of a President who would be nearly 80 years old by the time his first term is over. Would someone that age be able to handle things if this war lasted another 10 years? And if not, would Palin be able to effectively take over? Either way, I'm just not confident in the McCain-Palin ticket to get us through.

    There is benefit in youth, and I think Obama has that on his side. He's much more fit to take on the stress and challenges that are coming than someone who would be 80 yrs. old by the time a second term ends.

    Posted by: smallbizowner | October 15, 2008 11:22 PM | Report abuse

    Anyone can spin this anyway they want, but Obama looked presidential and McCain looked angry.

    End of story.

    Posted by: CaptainJohn2525 | October 15, 2008 11:22 PM | Report abuse

    Geeeez old John nearly had a heart attack, man the rage inside the man is scary.

    Admiral McCain's son needs to attend an anger management seminar for a year or two.

    He fell of the tracks when Obama nailed him on Ayers, and John just about lost track of where he was.

    Posted by: kentaylor1 | October 15, 2008 11:20 PM | Report abuse

    jaysit - plumber fixes neurosurgeon's sink in 15 minutes and charges $250. Neurosurgeon is outraged and says
    "$1000 per hour? I only charge $750 per hour!"

    Plumber says that's what he charged when he was a neurosurgeon, too.

    Posted by: mark_in_austin | October 15, 2008 11:11 PM | Report abuse

    I think the clear winner is McCain because he stood up for the life of baby's and Obmaba wants to kill them. God is looking down on us and if we vote for someone who wants to kill God's most precious gift, out nation will be judged very Harshly is Obamba is president.

    Posted by: SavedGirl | October 15, 2008 11:09 PM | Report abuse

    If Joe the plumber makes $250 K, I'm quitting my lawyering job to take up plumbing. While I'm at it, I hope I meet Joe six-pack. He sounds hot.

    Posted by: jaysit | October 15, 2008 11:06 PM | Report abuse

    McCain is Bush's mini-me.

    Obama wins by the polls.

    Obama 58...McCain 31.

    End of story.

    Posted by: wpost4112 | October 15, 2008 11:03 PM | Report abuse

    McCain mentioned at least 2 or 3 times that Palin knows about the struggles of families w/ autistic children, and that his administration would focus on finding a cause and cure of autism by spending more money on research toward it. How would that happen if he implements his across the board spending freeze?!!!

    Posted by: faven44d | October 15, 2008 10:52 PM | Report abuse

    McCain was clearly surprised and rattled when he tried to criticize Obama's health plan in relation to fines for small businesses that don't carry employer health plans, and Obama said that under his plan small businesses are exempt from those fines. McCain didn't see that one coming, and all he could say in reply was some nonsensical remark about "Joe the Plumber" being rich. What the hell was that response about?

    Posted by: faven44d | October 15, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

    Obama was and is Presidential. McCain was and is not.

    This debate dose not change the game which remains Obama's.

    Like Hillary, McCain brings too much too late.

    Game and Set Obama.

    Match on Nov 4.


    Posted by: wpost4112 | October 15, 2008 10:46 PM | Report abuse

    Neither candidate scored a knockout but McCain looked so upset all night and didn't come across as presidential...he came across as petty. Instead of laying out his positions he tried to cut Obama's positions. The old John McCain used to stand up for himself and not be a puppet of the Republican right...if he had spent the last few months talking to the issues instead of going after what he considers are character flaws he had a chance in this election...primarily because Obama is African American and there still is latent racism in this country....but by going negative so fast and so long and not talking to the economy, McCain positions himself as out of touch. I think the debate was a draw and the only winner was the moderator...Schieffer is brilliant.

    Posted by: warewind | October 15, 2008 10:43 PM | Report abuse

    McCain says he's not George Bush, but he voted with Bush 90% of the time. We're not fools. Sen Obama still has clear control and knowledge of the issues. McCain has a hard time communicating his ideas because he's so angry he trips over his own words.

    Posted by: PA_DC | October 15, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

    McCain seemed angry and desperate - on the attack. Spending too much time criticizing and not enough time talking about what he would do to help me and my family. McCain is definitely wrong on the health care issue. The federal employee health benefit (plan which Obama and McCain belong to) is the best in the US. Why not extend this plan to the rest of the US?

    Posted by: upsetinVA | October 15, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

    McCain knows the anger look has been killing him, and yet he continues to look angrier and angrier. Why can't he control himself?

    Posted by: PA_DC | October 15, 2008 10:37 PM | Report abuse

    I didn't see any knockout. But what a gutleff fellow Obama is, in his closing remarks, when he acknowledges that we're in a tought spot, intimating that sacrifice will be called for.

    And what sacrifice might that be?

    We're going to have to give ourselves a tax cut!

    Posted by: officermancuso | October 15, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

    OBAMA/BIDEN '08!

    Posted by: DinahS | October 15, 2008 10:32 PM | Report abuse

    I completely disagree with McCain's stance on the Troops to Teachers program. While I greatly respect the men and women who've fought for this country, that should NOT exempt them from the certifications necessary to become teachers. Teaching is not just about knowledge. It's about being entrust qualified individuals with the impressionable minds of our youth. Many of the troops that come back from Iraq and other places don't even receive proper psyche evaluations before being welcomed back into society. And even for those who do, their experience fighting a war isn't enough. Are their degree or teaching experience requirements involved with this program? If there are, we didn't hear about them tonight!

    Both my parents and several family members are and were teachers in the public education system for 30+ years. Many of them were required to have some psychology coursework before the start of and during their careers. As times change, children change and teachers must continue their own education to keep up with the standards. Regardless of their past service, we can't just let folks enter into the teaching force willy-nilly when the education of our future is at stake!

    Posted by: smallbizowner | October 15, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

    Closing statements: McCain = "What?" Obama = clear answer.

    Clearly Obmama's night. Game, set and match.

    Posted by: CaptainJohn2525 | October 15, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

    McCain hasn't "kicked Obama's you know what" in this debate. I found it hard to follow his most of points b/c when I tried to talk about one thing, he quickly moved on to several tangents in order to try to attack Obama.

    Posted by: faven44d | October 15, 2008 10:29 PM | Report abuse

    Trig Palin has Down syndrome .............. he's not autistic as McCain has said all night. I wish he'd get his disabilities straight.

    Posted by: Myshamrock_va@yahoo.com | October 15, 2008 10:29 PM | Report abuse

    Interesting when it's about schools in Washington, it's "DC" but when it's about politics it's "Washington."

    By the way, they are located in the same location.

    Posted by: CaptainJohn2525 | October 15, 2008 10:27 PM | Report abuse

    Obama: "...no child left behind. Unfortunately, the administration left the money behind."

    Excellent point.

    Posted by: CaptainJohn2525 | October 15, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

    McCain looks like he wants to hit Obama. This is a debate between two Americans. How can McCain handle serious matters with other countries? McCain stresses me out. He looks like he's going to blow!

    Posted by: PA_DC | October 15, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

    The Roe v. Wade question and answer question is stupid. Could we move on, there's nothing to see here.

    Posted by: CaptainJohn2525 | October 15, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

    My thoughts after after all I've heard from the campaigns & debates so far: Obama is proactive in spreading his message, McCain is reactive in spreading his. All I've seen during tonight's debate is more negativity from McCain. He's had several opportunities to take the high road and educate us more on his plans, but instead each of his answers has been muddled with yet more attacks. Take the question regarding the Veeps and their ability to take over as President. Obama commended Palin on her work with Autism and stated that he thinks her more than qualified. He merely addressed that trying to work more with Autistic children and their families would mean some spending, and would not work with an across-the-board spending freeze. McCain's answer to the same question was riddled with negative remarks about Biden, even going so far as to call some of his past ideas "cockamamie." I completely agree with CaptainJohn2525, not the way a potential President should be acting.

    The focus with McCain has gotten too far away from what the people of this country need and expect in the next administration. I don't care if his feelings are hurt. I care about what can be done to help my small business, which is currently funded out of pocket. Come April I'll be paying business taxes for the first time, and I'm NOT looking forward to 35% when we haven't even made enough to get into profit this year. Right now, a tax cut seems far better than no raised taxes if you ask me! Stop the bickering and back-and-forth, save it for a chat room. I want issues, no more dodging questions and no more of this elementary school rubbish!

    Posted by: smallbizowner | October 15, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

    McCain's facial expressions: priceless.

    Didn't anyone coach him on things like that?

    Posted by: sls2 | October 15, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

    Hmmm...How could Obama be against justice Breyer when he wasn't even in the Senate?

    Posted by: pab9c | October 15, 2008 10:12 PM | Report abuse

    Who won the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York?

    http://www.youpolls.com/details.asp?pid=3796

    .

    Posted by: usadblake | October 15, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse

    McCain completely just contradicted himself on the judge question. Horrendous answer.

    Posted by: DinahS | October 15, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

    Is Joe-the-plumber related to Joe-sixpack? Who are all these Joes? I don't know anybody named Joe. But McCain just congratulated him for being rich--what the hell is he babbling about?

    Posted by: JeffB-27 | October 15, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

    McCain is so out of touch! McCain is saying he'll give $5000 tax credit for health insurance, but that the average cost is $5800. Great plan. So now most people will pay more! Seniors will pay more. My grandma can't afford McCain!!

    Posted by: PA_DC | October 15, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

    This is the third in a series of the very same debate--same arguments, same attacks, same counter-punches, same statistics, same anecdotes. I stopped watching after the first 20 minutes when I realized it wasn't just my own sense of deja vue. Of course, this means that Obama wins--as his poll numbers have only gone up during the previous carbon copies of this latest encounter. I hate to say it, but it's just as well that it's the last.

    Posted by: cocktails42 | October 15, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

    When Obama said that there would be no charge to small companies not providing health insurance, the look on McCain's face was like "WtF? Why didn't somebody tell me that before now?!!!"

    Posted by: JeffB-27 | October 15, 2008 10:04 PM | Report abuse

    Geez, I thought this was a debate about America. How did it turn into a "Joe" show?

    Posted by: CaptainJohn2525 | October 15, 2008 10:04 PM | Report abuse

    EARTH to the morning shows: Find a 'Joe the plumber' or two PRONTO for tomorrow morning's show.

    It would be interesting...

    Posted by: CaptainJohn2525 | October 15, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

    Temper, temper, Sen. McCain. You don't look (or sound) presidential.

    Posted by: PA_DC | October 15, 2008 10:02 PM | Report abuse

    McCain is acting erratic -- I think Obama has him pegged.

    Posted by: DinahS | October 15, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

    "Joe the plumber" is back~!

    Is he 'six-pack' Joe also? Apologies to all the Joe's and Joseph's out there.

    Posted by: CaptainJohn2525 | October 15, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

    McCain is ALL OVER THE PLACE, he can't seem to hold a thought in his head long enough to make any sense when he speaks.

    Posted by: JeffB-27 | October 15, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

    WATCH McCain's eyes when Obama is talking. He's getting in a 'mood' that isn't going to help him.

    Posted by: CaptainJohn2525 | October 15, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

    Obama to McCain: "Actually I understand it pretty well" regarding South America and Venezuela.

    Good comeback.

    Does McCain understand anything? He's babbling...

    Posted by: CaptainJohn2525 | October 15, 2008 9:55 PM | Report abuse

    What we really need are 45 new nuclear power plants built in haste by a Republican president. Nothing could go wrong, right?

    Posted by: officermancuso | October 15, 2008 9:50 PM | Report abuse

    McCain's suit and tie match his angry mood----gloomy. Americans don't want to feel angry and gloomy. They want to feel hopeful. Obama is setting exactly the right tone. Hopeful, practical, steady and ready.

    Posted by: AWCG | October 15, 2008 9:49 PM | Report abuse

    Schieffer is doing very well - concentrating the candidates and making them answer the questions.

    Posted by: CaptainJohn2525 | October 15, 2008 9:48 PM | Report abuse

    That Sarah Palin- she sure is a breath of fresh air. Hope she blows back to Alaska soon.

    Posted by: bretb | October 15, 2008 9:45 PM | Report abuse

    McCain says "America has gotten to know Sarah Palin."

    Does he mean Tina Fey? We know more about Fey than McCain's walking mate.

    Posted by: CaptainJohn2525 | October 15, 2008 9:43 PM | Report abuse

    McCain is getting the spanking he's deserved since he was a midshipman.

    Posted by: officermancuso | October 15, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

    Obama wins points on Ayers and Acorn. And now McCain is droning on and on about past associations. He should have also said his association with Bush means the same thing, but he's not on his game.

    Posted by: CaptainJohn2525 | October 15, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

    lol...destroying the fabric of our society??? lol...he's totally gone out of his mind

    Posted by: warewind | October 15, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

    Obama's use of the words from McCain's rallies "kill him" and "terrorist!" won Obama big points. And McCain didn't repudiate his 'followers' comments.

    And McCain is lying when he says he (McCain) has always repudiated low-blow attacks. He has not.

    Posted by: CaptainJohn2525 | October 15, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

    Nice segway by Obama from McCain's attack on Obama's 'truthiness.' and Congressman Lewis' comments that he wanted Obama to repudiate to Obama's focusing the debate on the issues that American's want addressed by these two candidates.

    Posted by: CaptainJohn2525 | October 15, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

    McCain's body language is that of a lying corpse.

    Posted by: RudeIsraeli | October 15, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

    McCain and his health...
    is that swelling on the left side of his face new? He looks terrible.

    Posted by: dcraven925 | October 15, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

    McCain is blinking out of control...he sounds like he's angry. Both are repeating the same things they said in the last debate...at least we can see them sit a few feet from each other and get their reaction to each other. Obama isn't over-reacting...McCain is all twitchy.

    Posted by: warewind | October 15, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

    McCain stole Obama's line on 'hatchet' and 'scalpel.' And, btw, you don't take a hatchet to a patient, and then use a scalpel as McCain just said.

    Posted by: CaptainJohn2525 | October 15, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

    OK - going out on a limb here - "Joe the Plumber" is going to be the headline.

    Posted by: CaptainJohn2525 | October 15, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

    McCain looks and sounds weak...not Presidential....just a Maverick senator.

    Posted by: wpost4112 | October 15, 2008 9:13 PM | Report abuse

    Who cares. The debate will be spun by partisan hacks like Lizza to puff up Obama anyway.

    We need to have the liberal media give its spin of the debate ahead of time and spare us the need to watch them.

    Posted by: bobmoses | October 15, 2008 9:11 PM | Report abuse

    McCain has nothing to lose tonight. Does that make him freewheeling and loose or too over-the-top angry?

    http://www.political-buzz.com/

    Posted by: parkerfl1 | October 15, 2008 8:58 PM | Report abuse

    RE Matthews, Tip O'Neill has left an understudy. Who will be McCain's understudy, when McCain is gone?

    Posted by: officermancuso | October 15, 2008 8:44 PM | Report abuse

    Chris Matthews Torches McCain Spokesperson


    Here's a little something to munch on while we eagerly await the final throwdown!
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5yIz_okzzU
    .


    Wow. Matthews just had one of those moments of clarity. He just grilled McCain spokesman Mike Duhaime HARD for five straight minutes on Bill Ayers. And he never got a straight answer on why America should care and what exactly this tells us about Barack Obama.


    HAHAHA!


    Priceless!
    .

    Posted by: DrainYou | October 15, 2008 8:16 PM | Report abuse

    OK, OK, I signed up for twitter two weeks ago because of the Fix. Where's Broder? I want Broder!

    I haven't been able to sleep lately. Just when the 9'th lamb has jumped over the fence and my breathing has become subdued and regular, some inner demon from Hell asks me to imagine Joe Biden on twitter.

    Posted by: officermancuso | October 15, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

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