Hey Gwen Ifill . . .

    Are you ever going to let Sarah Palin have the last word?

    Joe LIED on coal. Sarah called him out on it.

    PERSON: “Senator, Senator, wind and solar are flourishing here in Ohio, so why are you supporting clean coal?” BIDEN: “Say … I didn’t hear what you said.” PERSON: “Wind and solar are flourishing here in Ohio, so why are you supporting clean coal?” BIDEN: “We’re not supporting ‘clean coal.’ Guess what. China’s building two every week. Two dirty coal plants. And it’s polluting the United | Read More »

    Joe LIED on coal. Sarah called him out on it.

    PERSON: “Senator, Senator, wind and solar are flourishing here in Ohio, so why are you supporting clean coal?” BIDEN: “Say … I didn’t hear what you said.” PERSON: “Wind and solar are flourishing here in Ohio, so why are you supporting clean coal?” BIDEN: “We’re not supporting ‘clean coal.’ Guess what. China’s building two every week. Two dirty coal plants. And it’s polluting the United | Read More »

    Sarah Palin is mopping the floor with Joe Biden

    Dear God this woman is on fire! Ha! I mean she’s really good tonight going back to the middle class. Last week, if you’ll remember, Obama kept referring to the middle class as “they,” i.e. “those people who I am not a part of.” Tonight, Palin says she and her husband are in the Middle Class. She can relate. That’s a big deal. Well done.

    The VP Debate Open Thread

    Put it in Cover It Live or put it in the comments. We’ll go through the evening giving some commenters access to the thread directly and will promote comments too. But be advised: we’re going to focus on covering the debate.

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    Gwen Ifill Should Not Moderate The Debate

    As you probably know by now, Gwen Ifill, the debate moderator for the Vice Presidential Debate, has a financial interest in Barack Obama winning the election. Ifill is the author of The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama, a new book scheduled for release on Inauguration Day. Its Amazon.com promotional statement says, “In ‘The Breakthrough,’ veteran journalist Gwen Ifill surveys the American | Read More »

    Ifill Must be Removed

    Whether or not this proves to be the “Age of Obama,” no one who has a financial interest in the outcome of the election — as does PBS’ Gwen Ifill — should be permitted to moderate any debate in the campaign season. Ifill, who is scheduled to moderate the important debate tomorrow night between Republican Sarah Palin and Democrat Joe Biden, has a conflict of | Read More »

    to win a debate

    The way debates are won are by facts and quick wit. What Palin and McCain need to do is use thier quick wit and facts to blast Biden away. They need to introduce Obamas new spending of 800 billions dollars and then wait for the attack of well you want to give a tax cut of 300 billion dollars to the wealthy to be shot | Read More »

    Some non-traditional responses for the McCain camp for the domestic policy debate

    I’ve seen a number of suggestions/laments on what John McCain should be hitting Barack Obama with on the fiscal/domestic policy front. I’d like to suggest some non-traditional responses to some expected avenues of attack to help throw Obama off his game …

    Three More Chances to Rate the Debates

    Of the nearly 5,000 Americans who jumped online after last night’s first presidential debate to rate moderator PBS’ Jim Lehrer’s performance, Obama supporters vastly outnumbered McCain’s. There are three more presidential debates, and three more chances to rate them. While anchors and pundits were scrambling to spin the candidates’ performances after last night’s debate, the non-partisan media reform organization Free Press and media analyst Andrew | Read More »

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    “Me too, teacher. Me too.”

    This one really came across as crass tonight. McCain points out the bracelet he has from the parent of a fallen soldier. Obama, naturally, has to point out that he has one too. Only Obama can’t remember any details. I’m reminded of President George H. W. Bush looking at his watch in the 1992 debate. Obama had to look down at the bracelet to remember | Read More »

    What McCain Should Really Say

    The next time Obama goes off on a McCain = Bush tangent in a debate, McCain needs to say, “Senator Obama keeps trying to connect me to President Bush, despite my repeated disagreements with the administration. My friends, let me be clear, I can pronounce ‘nuclear’.”

    Henry Kissenger Statement On The Debate

    Kissenger “Senator McCain is right. I would not recommend the next President of the United States engage in talks with Iran at the Presidential level. My views on this issue are entirely compatible with the views of my friend Senator John McCain. We do not agree on everything, but we do agree that any negotiations with Iran must be geared to reality.” McCain’s quick response | Read More »

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    McCain Already Has Out An Ad Based On Debate Tonight

    Obama says McCain is right.

    In the Debate: Obama says he never said he’d meet with Ahmadinejad

    Really? Really? He’s going to say that? Really? With all of this: “Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama underscored his willingness to talk to leaders of countries like Iran that are considered U.S. adversaries but said that does not necessarily mean an audience with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.” (Caren Bohan, “Obama Says Won’t Guarantee Ahmadinejad A Meeting,” Reuters, 5/26/08) Question from a reporter: “Senator, you’ve said | Read More »