The first Presidential debate

Posted: September 27, 2008 in Politics
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I thought it went pretty well. It was funny how Jim Lehrer tried to get the candidates to address one another directly and Obama did, but McCain refused to look at Barrack. McCain seemed like he knew a lot about foreign policy and he could back it up by saying how he had been to all those different countries but he still didn’t get it. I was waiting for someone to mention it but only Barrack brought it up. The United States’ reputation in the world had been badly damaged by the current administration and we need to take steps to change how others view us. How are we ever going to solve things if we refuse to speak to anyone?

Obama also made a good point about Afghanistan and Iraq. About which one is really important. And I loved the little bracelet exchange. McCain has a bracelet with the name of a dead soldier whose mom said to not let her son’s sacrifice be in vain and that he should make sure we “win” in Iraq. Obama said he also had a bracelet and that that mother said for him to make sure another mother never has to go what she went through again.

I hope that the American people will see sense and not allow McCain to take office in January.

  1. Nate says:

    just want to point out that our current international image comes from our bungling of the financial markets when we botched the Bretton Woods system of monetary management in 1971, no longer exchanging currency for gold nor maintaining fixed exchange rates of currency. it didn’t start with the current administration and won’t end with the next.

    you might also find this article interesting:

  2. alpinmack says:

    Nate, I was thinking more in terms of the whole preemptive invasion and refusing to leave Iraq thing, put together with all our other history of messing with other countries. Check out my foreign policy post. But I’m sure the financial aspect plays a part too. Thanks.

  3. Rob H. says:

    Yeah… hey, 2008: This is 2011 calling. You should have elected McCain. Obama has turned out to be a major f*%k-up.

  4. alpinmack says:

    Hey Rob, you’re certainly entitled to your opinion. I think Obama has been doing OK. He would have been a whole lot more effective if the Republicans didn’t block everything he tried to do. For example: healthcare. I think He/we didn’t go far enough.

    I still respect Senator McCain, but it would have been a disaster had he been elected. All right…commence comeback. But remember, let’s keep it civil.

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