How will Bob Schieffer handle the Presidential Debate?
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  • Heffner J. - 14 years ago

    I think McCain is leaving in the past and he is good at pointing fingers to others. In second debate, he lived in the past. In third debate, He pointed fingers towards Obama. He seems like a person who loves to benefit from pointing out others bad side and take advantage of it rather then getting elected on his own merits. His body language in tonight's debate showed rudeness and anger. If John McCain becomes president, he will make "little george" look like a hero within first 6 months of his presidency. Obama on other hand seems like a more reasonable, mature and level headed person who would be a better choice for president. In my opinion, he thrives on his own merits rather then others mistakes.

    McCain should just drop out of the race and save himself an embossment. He stands no chance. He is just irritating, in whole as a package.

    I am not a democrate nor arepublican. I just think Obama is a young mature person and he wold be a better president then the "OLD FAR"

  • Ken Newton - 14 years ago

    Wouldn't it be great to have Ralph Nader and Ron Paul ask questions of the two candidates, I would pay to see that.

  • Monish Chatterjee - 14 years ago

    Media figures such as Bernard Shaw, Judy Woodruff, Tom Brokaw and Bob Schieffer have shown utter callousness and disregard for journalistic integrity by actively parroting the official WH lies, and their war-making, profiteering posture.

    Their actions (and those of many others like them) have sullied journalism irreparably. If anything, they have been a powerful propaganda tool that would make Josef Goebbels proud.

  • Mary - 14 years ago

    Thank you, Bruce!
    Amy, it's a good thing we don't have literacy tests for voter registration/suppression in this country anymore or I am not sure you would be allowed to vote. I would like to see a little more tolerance, maybe we should test for that? BTW...I look forward to the "debate" and hope the Ayers question does come up. I think it will be a real train wreck for McCain. Not like he doesn't have a few criminals on his private Christmas list.

  • Bruce - 14 years ago

    Amy,
    People WHO can't write in a blog without misspelling YOUR as YOU'RE should go back to the third grade and relearn relative and possessive pronouns, as well as contractions.

  • Milhouse - 14 years ago

    In the past months, haven't the scales fallen from Bob Schieffer's eyes? I expect he will do a good job.

  • Herm - 14 years ago

    I respect Bob Schieffer and I don't think he will show bias, but I do not expect him to be a true moderator of this debate. In fact, I have not seen a debate since I was in college.

    Debate moderation is well-defined. Schieffer is not alone in being unable to perform.

    I recently saw a suggestion that any one of several BBC commentators/questioners would be a good choice. I concur.

    Even the current resident curmudgeon of American TV would be a better choice than any we have seen so far. For the uninformed, that would be Andy Rooney.

    This 'one minute to respond, 30 seconds to reply' business plays directly into what we have become in our society. That would be the 'I must have instant gratification' syndrome endemic to a nation of people who think there is an intelligent response to a question, such as "in 30 seconds, tell me exactly what is wrong with this country and exactly what you would do to fix it".

    Having said that, I know that is not the reason we are being offered for the 'debates'. The candidates know it as well. It is to showcase your opponent in a bad light, substantive, phony, comic, misspeaking one word or phrase, pausing one second too long in the opinion of 'pundits' (oh God, don't get me started on pundits), and a host of other red herrings that showcase the 'pundit's' bias.

    I will probably watch the beginning, but if I don't see something different than I am expecting, I will do something I really like, like play bridge online.

  • Amy - 14 years ago

    Jean,

    People that can't write a blog, without duplication of you're entries, should not
    be able to vote.

  • Jean - 14 years ago

    I am so tired of hearing of what McCain needs to do to win. How about someone in the media saying what Obama has done to be ahead, how he has conducted himself and there is nothing McCain can do at this point.

    Also the next time McCain says in his nasty, scary voice "Who is Barack Obama?" a good response Barack Obama is the next President of the United States...that is who he is! You Betcha!

  • Jean - 14 years ago

    I am so tired of hearing of what McCain needs to do to win. How about someone in the media saying what Obama has done to be ahead, how he has conducted himself and there is nothing McCain can do at this point.

    Also the next time McCain says in his nasty, scary voice "Who is Barack Obama?" a good response Barack Obama is the next President of the United States...that is who he is! You Betcha!

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