Skip to comments.McCain Throws Sink, and Plumber, But Obama Isn't Rattled (Time Compares Obama to Cary Grant!)
Posted on 10/16/2008 11:21:24 AM PDT by wac3rd
Only a cynic would dismiss a presidential debate as a mere television show. You would have to be naive, though, to ignore the drama of these events: Two people enter an arena. Only one will emerge as the protagonist of our national life also known as the President.
In Final Debate, Can McCain Rattle an Imperturbable Foe? For the first 30 minutes of last night's final debate, a sharper, more spirited John McCain took on Barack Obama. He had a clear message of low taxes and smaller government. He targeted an equally clear-cut audience: Joe the Plumber. (A real guy, who must be dodging every local news crew within 100 miles today.) McCain henpecked by an incumbent he never liked, a dire economy he can't control and a newcomer with less baggage than the Tooth Fairy suddenly seemed free from worry. He remembered his years as a leading man in those dramatic episodes of yesteryear campaign-finance reform, the Gang of 14 and he was glad to reprise his role as The Fighter. For the first time since the Republican convention (just six weeks ago, though to him it must feel like years), John McCain was in control of the narrative.
The problem for McCain was that no matter how hard or how crisply he punched, it would not last. In the end, the gravity of the debate returned to Obama. The turning point was when McCain finally brought up the issue of Obama's ties to former antiVietnam War terrorist William Ayers. All McCain accomplished was to swing the spotlight away from himself back to the engaging newcomer. Predictably, Obama had a mild answer ready as straightforward and uncontroversial as it was soothing. Was it entirely candid? Who asks that of Cary Grant?
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Is this reporting? Is this a venerable news source? This is garbage and partisan adoration...Cary Grant???
More like Steve Erkle!
Obama was smirking all night like the condescending smug liberal that he is. That people didn’t see that amazes me.
Some times the stories in Time make me cry...they’re so brain dead. To think these people are making 6 and 7 figures for this....
Obama knows the white liberals are at his beck and call.
Watch, he smiles with the greatest power when he lies or flip flops, knowing he’ll get away with it. The biggest smile yesterday is when he claimed he was for Bush’s missile defense program. A complete flip flop, and he didn’t say it with a straight face, but a smile. Not a nervous smile but a big, happy grin.
I have not seen such an effective liar since, well, Huckabee. Or Rafael Palmiero.
well they have 1 thing in common both were born as citizens of Britian.
Cary Grant was a first rate actor, but any third rate actor can appear presidential; but, alas, nonsense expressed well is still nonsense.
I think Obama must take his ‘meds’ before each debate. Although I did detect a raise in blood pressure each time McCain hit a nerve, Obie flashed his teeth, and I did see a sheen on his brow now and then.
The dims have two catagories of voters: liberal elites and bottom feeding takers.
Neither group can articulate to American voters what they need to hear.
What do the pubs have?
SARAH and now JOE!
When a plumber can articulate the conservative message better than the top of the ticket, we have a problem.
As Rush said, we will probably need to literally carry John McCain over the finish line to victory (with Sarah and Joe’s help.)
Joe The Plumber didn’t need affirmative action to become a success.
Obama needed affirmative action to appear like a success.
Wasn’t Cary Grant a closet bisexual with a history of hard drug use?
Obama is robotic no honest emotion
What? They compared Mr. Obama to Archie Leach? shame!
Time has the tingle.
Obama/Biden have the same sneer/leer. It’s beyond disturbing.
What I wanted to see was CONTRAST!!!!!
I saw and I am happy. I would rather distribute what money I have to whom I want too
Cary Grant was a closet friend of Dorothy. Some people have said that about Obama too.
His “poem” to his pedophile boyhood friend in HI was really creepy. This black marxist man in HI should have been jailed as he wasa sex pervert and pedophile.
I am constantly amazed when they say Obama wasn’t rattled. That’s not true.
I wonder if they were watching the same debate I was.
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