At least this is what a new poll by IBD/TIPP suggests. Instead, it found that the 18-24 age group is solidly in McCain’s corner. Gosh, and here I was hoping that my peers wouldn’t turn out on election day.
Last night I attended a debate between former DNC Chairman Don Fowler and current RNC Committeeman Glenn McCall. This event was advertised as a “post presidential debate debate” and mainly consisted of a moderator asking each representative to pick apart the presidential candidate’s statements from the third and final debate.
Overall, I thought the debate was well done. Both Fowler and McCall actually answered the questions and the moderator actually asked good follow up questions along with making sure each participant answered the original question.
The following is the debate in whole in chronological order, which I broke it into eight parts with each part dealing with a certain topic/question. It might be good to watch the first video just so you know the set up and the introductions, otherwise you can jump around from video to video. Just to let you know who is who, Don Fowler is located on the right and Glenn McCall is located on the left of the moderator.
First topic, after the introductions were made, was their thoughts on the Bailout.
Next, the moderator asked about ‘Joe the Plumber’ who’s name each candidate invoked during the debate.
Following that, each participant spoke about the idea of allowing the President line item veto power.
Next they discussed energy policy and in particular offshore oil drilling and nuclear. (Both Fowler and McCall are pro-nuclear).
They each discussed the idea of negative campaigning in this election and how it compared to past elections.
Next they discussed fair trade policy.
Education was tackled next with Glenn McCall giving some interesting insight into the problem.
The last topic discussed was Health Care, with each participant articulating what exactly the healthcare industry will look like under their respected candidates.
Well I’m back from Asheville not too much worse for the wear. Had a little run-in with an infection in my leg but the antibiotics seem to have everything under control. Just wanted to leave you with this video I saw over at IMAO.
Yep you are reading that correctly, it’s predicting that in November, McCain has a 79.8% chance of winning. However, I don’t know how much faith you should put into this because I wasn’t able to find out how they came up with this number.
Anyways, just thought that was interesting so please don’t think I’m vouching for its accuracy.
Now, I don’t know about you, but it seemed to me that the camera men (aka the media) had it out for the Republicans at this convention by airing some unflattering shots from the crowd. I mean, you had this shot, which could be misconstrued as a comparison of Obama to terrorists and then you had this:
(Hint: There should be an ‘e’ after the ‘v’)
Obviously the cameramen were focusing on these people in particular and weren’t just panning the crowd. The only logical reason for them focusing on these individuals was for their interesting signs. With Palin’s teleprompter “malfunction” last night, I wouldn’t put it past whoever is running the video feed from purposely focusing on these less than shining examples of the Republican Party.
Exit Question: What is the likelihood that these two incidences could have been plants or protesters in disguise? I mean, they did have one war protester and one code pink member disrupt McCain’s speech so it’s not completely far fetched.