Thursday, October 16, 2008

Dear Mr. President....UPDATE! Who Won The Debate Last Night

Yesterday I asked....If you could ask Senators Obama and McCain any question tonight,
what would it be?
Today I asked....Who won the debate?




CBS News' Bob Schieffer moderated the final Presidential debates tonight (9 pm ET) at Hofstra University on Long Island, New York.
I think this debate brought substance and straight answers. Great questions!
I had 2 questions:
What would it take to bring about peace on a global level?

How are you going to address the issue of poverty and homelessness in this country?

"What's yours?" I asked yesterday. (Thanks to all who left insightful questions yesterday.)
UPDATE! Did the candidates address your issues last night?
Who do you think won the debate? Were you swayed by one particular issue?
Inquiring minds want to know...

Also see Mojo's excellent post today entitled Educate Yourself - Vote Smart.

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21 comments:

Shannon H. said...

I would ask..."How are you going to address the issue of health/dental/vision care for those that cannot afford it and need it?"

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Excellent questions.

Have a great day sweetie. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Mojo said...

I think, since I can only ask one question it might be something like this:

"Without mentioning (read: "bashing") your opponent, your predecessors, or your colleagues in the Senate tell me why I should vote for you."

SjP said...

I agree with Mojo!

Starrlight said...

I'd like to hear exactly what steps they will take, IN ORDER, to implement their health plans.

Charles Gramlich said...

How about, "how much of what you say is a lie?"

Crushed said...

More likely to come if Obama is elected though.

With McCain, its more of the same.

Akelamalu said...

How about

"Why do you think you are different to every other politician in the world?"

Debt Consolidation Guru said...

Great questions that need to be addressed. I think I would formulate some that would ask why the federal govt. has such an influence in our lives. They need to step back and stop trying to control lives.

bundle-o-contradictions said...

Wow, a good bunch of questions! I especially like charles gramlich's. Um...how about: "Would you be working as a politician or a public servant?"

Carmi said...

Mostly for McCain: Why are you so focused on pointing out your opponent's shortcomings instead of your own strengths?

At what point does inter-party rancor give way to working together for the future of the American people?

AngelBaby said...

Wow, some great questions here, you have already asked all of mine so I don't have any to add. This is just wonderful. Lets send these questions in for the politicians to answer for us.

Love and Blessings,
AngelBaby

Mimi Lenox said...

Great questions, everyone!

Finding Pam... said...

Mimi, I have to apologize for my rant and getting off track. This is why I should not express my political opinions. So will you please delete my first post? I agree with the other questions listed. Thanks :)

Mimi Lenox said...

Pam - Whatever questions you have about peace gloebes, please email. I will be more than happy to answer them.

You do not have to apologize for speaking your mind in this comment section. All opinions are welcome here. Last I checked, we still had freedom of speech in this country.

I will delete your comment..but only because you asked. I took no offense. It feels good sometimes to go on a rant. No problem!

Margo Moon said...

Let's do a private thought experiment where we ask each candidate to make a Peace Globe and to write something for Blog Blast for Peace Day. Really imagine it, compare the responses that come to mind, and if one or both of them agrees to do it, try to envision what the Peace Globe would look like.

Might be innerestin'.

Linda said...

I have no questions for either of these two guys and couldn't even watch this third debate after watching the first two and being totally disgusted by them both.

I wonder if I could be a mail order bride to England?

bundle-o-contradictions said...

My work schedule has kept me from seeing any of the debates. I probably would have been skeptical throughout anyway.

Mojo said...

It wasn't likely I was going to be swayed since I was hardly "on the fence" before the debate started.

I think one of the talking heads on CNN or MSNBC put it best when he compared Obama to a fighter going into the 15th round knowing he was leading on points and only really needing to avoid a knockout in order to win. Mc...Cain on the other hand is going to have to land a knockout punch to pull this one out.

And he didn't land it last night. He had some momentum going for about the first 20-30 minutes, but after that he seemed to come unglued. It was almost like listening to his running mate all over again. He couldn't stick and move, so he just returned to his prepared material and basically avoided the questions from the moderator.

The format used in the second debate was more suited to a long-time member of the Senate. That's basically how debates are run in the Senate. This one was a true debate -- and predictably the guy who graduated top in his class form Harvard Law was going to win in that setting.

I think Mc... Cain knows his ship is sinking and the way he lashed out in the second half of last night's debate showed it. But that kind of thing isn't going to score points with the undecideds -- if anything it'll make them nervous about electing him.

At least that's what I'm hoping.

Lee said...

I agree with Mojo's comments. There were no knockout punches, but in my opinion, Obama came across as more Presidential. I feel like I'm on a desperate search for honesty in this election season that just never will be satisfied. It makes casting a vote very difficult.

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

It is all over. I think someone said a while ago it would not be close. Although, no one could have predicted the economic crash. That is out of McCain's control...

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