October 16th, 2008
12:19 AM ET

Debates: Your Opinion

The primaries, conventions, and debates are all wrapped up.  Millions of people have tuned in; millions of dollars have been spent.  Millions of opinions have been voiced, and in just a few weeks, millions of ballots will be cast.

Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama have done their best to lay out their ideas, and they'll continue doing so in the days ahead.  But for now, we want to hear yours.  Whether you watched the candidates live, looked up info on your own, or heard the recaps on our show, we'd love to hear what you thought of the debates.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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soundoff (130 Responses)
  1. D@nielle

    I think that Obama would be better. Personaly I don't think either of them should be the president, but if I must choose, i'm going to go with the guy who isn't very close to dieing. Plus, I think it is a good idea to put women into office, but I think that Palin has some issues, if you know what I mean.;)

    October 16, 2008 at 2:27 am |
  2. Sarah

    In terms of public speaking, I thought Obama did better, but McCain woukd be the better president for our country. Obama is going against everything we have been sticking to, and i think it is not fair to raise tax for the rich so that he could lower the poor people's taxes. He is sticking to much to his "We Can Make Change" motto, it's just too much change.

    October 16, 2008 at 6:34 am |
  3. melissa

    I saw the debate and thought it was o.k. My opinion is that I really didn’t like it.

    October 16, 2008 at 7:00 am |
  4. Chris

    John Mccain has a good chance of winning. His debates are really good. His speeches are good hes doing a good job. I think he will be a good President.

    October 16, 2008 at 8:33 am |
  5. Carlton

    I didn't like the debate... not at all. All I wanted was for two candidates to answer the question. Now I have to sit and wait to figure out what program are being cut, what changes in the education will happen.

    October 16, 2008 at 9:51 am |
  6. Ali

    I really enjoyed your segment on the debate today. Some people, me included, have difficulty following the candidates but CNN Student News does a great job simplifying the issues and showing us what the important topics were.

    October 16, 2008 at 9:53 am |
  7. Eregos

    Mccain had his strongest performance of the three with last night's debate, but it remains to be seen whether it will be enough to turn around the race.

    October 16, 2008 at 9:54 am |
  8. Ellie

    I thought the debates were helpful to both candidates. McCain was on the offensive and did what he needed to do to appear strong and not yet defeated. Obama, however, did not lose the debate because he remained calm, composed and presidential in the face of attacks.

    October 16, 2008 at 9:56 am |
  9. Patrick

    i am upset with the debates, this year every debate has been the same, the same issues, the the same side stepping and not answering the question at hand and while this is expected from politicans i am at a loss of words how much this whole presidential debate process has turned me off of the election this year.

    October 16, 2008 at 9:57 am |
  10. Ali

    The chiauiau story today was great. It left me wondering what the cause of the ringing in his ears is. Keep those interesting stories in your segment, it keeps students focused on the the show.

    October 16, 2008 at 9:57 am |
  11. Sam

    I think this election is getting to almost be old even though I watch all the headlines about it. The debates are always something good to watch but are almost fake since neither McCain or Obama answer completely about questions having to do with the economy or a recovery plan. I wish they would get in depth just as if they were talking to their cabinet members about what they are actually going to do and not just what they are going to tell the American people. I think McCain is getting better at this by telling more details about his plans in the debate last night. Thank you.

    October 16, 2008 at 9:59 am |
  12. Carlos

    I am more confused. I am underage to vote, but I hope that the winner or the election knows what to do and saves this country. I am worried about my future and so are another other people

    October 16, 2008 at 10:00 am |
  13. Eregos

    Mccain had his strongest performance of the three with last night's debate, but it remains to be seen whether it will be enough to turn around the race. He came across better than in any previous debate in the first 30 minutes, for a rare time seeming more on top of his game than Obama. By the end though he had allowed himself to be sidetracked off-message and even appeared angry and condescending.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:02 am |
  14. John

    Both candidates have given their best and it will all come down to who wins the votes.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:04 am |
  15. Madeleine

    I think that the debates were the best time for me and my peers to really see the candidates viewpoints on the issues, such as health care, foreign affairs, and most importantly, the economic crisis. However I also think the debates helped the voters to really see the candidates demeanor, towards each other and towards the voters. Overall I'm very happy that I tuned in for the debates, because after seeing all four I feel that I am more informed about the election and what the future holds for our country. I think that either candidate is likely to lead America into a better situation.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:05 am |
  16. John

    The debates seem all the same to me, but it's really cool to see how they react to the other candidates plans.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:06 am |
  17. Courtney

    i think that the debates are helpful to the voters who need to make that last decision of the candidate they stand with however, it seems that in the recent debates all they do is bring up past information and background "dirt" on each other and avoid the important questions at hand.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:08 am |
  18. Michael

    I think that up until this last debate, the candidates have been even in my mind. But now McCain is starting to be defensive and telling the American people lies about Obama's policies. Now, I am even looking more at how Palin is going to lead, once she is in office because of all these old people having health complications in the senate.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:47 am |
  19. Andrea

    Barack Obama wants to spread the wealth around. But people like Joe the Plumber and myself would like to keep our money and be able to afford what we want. Increasing our taxes won't make me take a liking to him.

    October 16, 2008 at 11:19 am |
  20. Sean

    I think that the debate was mostly McCain and Obama were saying how the other is worse other than talking about themselves. Like how McCain was with the whole "terrorist" thing. He wouldn't let it go. And Oboma with the talk about McCain=George Bush. It is good for us to know, but we don't need half an hour talking about it.

    October 16, 2008 at 11:28 am |
  21. Abby and Eliza

    We think that Mcain is just the same as George Bush, even though he said he wasn't. He will make the same mistakes as Bush did. Obama had strong points and he is the bomb!!! 🙂

    October 16, 2008 at 11:28 am |
  22. MATT:)

    I thought that Obama being friends with the terrorist was weird and Jhon Mc Cain being like bush was weird to

    October 16, 2008 at 11:28 am |
  23. Tyler

    I think the debate was funny Mcain was trying so hard to make Obama mess up and say something bad and Obama didn't which made Mcain even madder. Also bringing up the terrorist was childish which just shows that Mcain doesn't have anything good to talk about. Obama said that Mcain was just like Bush i agree with that. But when Mcain said if you wanted to run against Bush you should have run 4 years ago, i laughed out loud that was so stupid. Mcain is fishing. Obama all the way baby

    October 16, 2008 at 11:29 am |
  24. ~*Maya & Allison*~

    It sounds intense. And really important to our country~!
    <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3 🙂 😀 🙂 😀

    October 16, 2008 at 11:31 am |
  25. Merrill

    I thought that Obama being friends with the terrorist is unusual.
    McCain being compared to Bush could hurt him if people dislike Bush.
    I think they both did well and had there ups and downs.

    October 16, 2008 at 11:32 am |
  26. izaak

    I think that the presidential candidates should not charge money to get in the debates but only do the debates in a state at a time in every state and that the debates shouldn't be so agressive.

    October 16, 2008 at 11:33 am |
  27. Grace

    I think what I heard on their show I thought the debate was REALLY intense. Well I hope the better one wins.

    October 16, 2008 at 11:35 am |
  28. Deldar

    Both candidates I think answered the questions very well, but I think they should focus on other things other than the economy like the well fare of animals and trying to stop animal testing.

    October 16, 2008 at 11:37 am |
  29. carina

    i think obama would be an excellent president...way better than john mccain thats for sure. John Mccain is just not good for president .

    October 16, 2008 at 12:27 pm |
  30. Shantale

    The presidential debate that had happened on October 15, 2008 seemed more interesting. I noticed that John McCain and Barack Obama were taking shots at each other. When there is more rivalry between the canadits, It gets way more interesting

    October 16, 2008 at 12:27 pm |
  31. Brain

    i think the debate was ok. Better than the second one. My vote still goes to obama.

    October 16, 2008 at 12:27 pm |
  32. Alexis

    Well my opinion is John Mccain has a good chance of winning the election.He would be a wonderful president.

    October 16, 2008 at 12:29 pm |
  33. jessica

    I think that the debates are relly instresting. I say that because in the beginning of the campian McCain said that he is another bush and on the latest debate McCain said that he is nothing like Bush.

    October 16, 2008 at 12:31 pm |
  34. Melany

    I think that Obama has some better plans than Mccain.Mccain is just another Bush.Mccain has some bad ideas that will just make this situation worst.Obama wants to help people.
    Mccain chose Sarah Pailin as his VP for publicity and so people would say at least there is a woman vice president.Dont vote for Mccain people choose the one thats beter for this country your childrerns future is at stake.

    October 16, 2008 at 12:32 pm |
  35. jasson

    i think its cool that there going to make hisrory

    October 16, 2008 at 12:34 pm |
  36. Joaquin

    Obma has a good chance to wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!

    October 16, 2008 at 12:35 pm |
  37. MAGALI


    October 16, 2008 at 12:36 pm |
  38. Anonymous

    I think Obama would be a better president than Mccain. Mccain's almost dieng and Sara Palin wouldn't make a very good president afeter he does die. She's against a lot of things, but at the same time it would be nice t have a woman as a president. If I could vote, I would vote for Obama beacuse he seems to be a better president.

    October 16, 2008 at 12:39 pm |
  39. Joaquin

    Obma has a good chance to win because wants to lower taxes for people that don't earn a lot of money a year. What do u think Carl Azuz?

    October 16, 2008 at 12:40 pm |
  40. Jasmine,Michelle


    October 16, 2008 at 12:44 pm |
  41. yoceline

    what I think about the debates is that all the money that has been spent is that its worth it the same for all the ballots .I think OBAMA should win because he is overall smart to make the right choices when it comes to making all the laws and ways to fix the taxes and how money will be spent.

    October 16, 2008 at 12:45 pm |
  42. Andrea and Alexis

    Obama has a good campain!Mccain doesn't really look or sound like he will make our national environment a good place to live in. Obama would be a great president!He is in the lead so far...on each debate he pretty much gets more votes for what he says.Ok so of course theres prop 8.Some people are not ok with there childern learing about gay marrige or lesbian marriage.Yes they should have the right to marry someone they love but we don't think little kids should know about it yet cause it would be really weird to start talking about it when they shouldn't know yet.

    October 16, 2008 at 12:45 pm |
  43. JASON

    i think that they have made good speeches. but i think mccain might win because he makes better speeches

    October 16, 2008 at 12:47 pm |
  44. jessica

    Vote for Obama!
    I say that because he has been true with his word from when the campioning started till now. McCain has twisted his own words from the start til now. I look at it like this... if Bush and McCain are friends then isnt it possible that bush can have a say in whats going on in our country. I thought that if Bush had messed up our country and is friends with McCain then why should McCain be president when we want a change.

    October 16, 2008 at 12:50 pm |
  45. Alexandra


    October 16, 2008 at 12:51 pm |
  46. ben

    I thought John McCain was a complete idiot in this debate. Obama had this in the bag. McCain has no chance of winning. He might as well give up. Even other Republicans are saying McCain will lose. You know you are screwed when your party is saying the other guy will win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 16, 2008 at 1:28 pm |
  47. Sophie

    i Think from me this was the Best Debate all in the other Two. This debate Obama and MaCaine really made this debate exciting and they both were both really good. are school is haveing a mock election and I' m going to Vote For Obama!

    October 16, 2008 at 1:43 pm |
  48. Anonymous

    Obama Rules he has great ideas And he Would be are first Black president that Would be so cool and Joe Biden has lots of years in the poitics so i think if Obama needs help Biden is there GO OBAMA!!!

    October 16, 2008 at 1:47 pm |
  49. kota

    Biden has had a lot of years and if obama needs help Biden is there!!! Go Obama Macain is cool he stood up from obama that was cool i like him but obama i like Go obama and Mcain

    October 16, 2008 at 1:50 pm |
  50. josh

    McCain rocks. Obama doesn't know how to run a country. The economy comes first. McCain supports that Obama justs wants to debate.Obama "says" he will make a change but how can we believe him thats what every president says how can we believe Obama. McCain has seen war he knows what America needs. McCain has been in politics and stuff for way longer than Obama.

    October 16, 2008 at 1:53 pm |
  51. Sophie

    ok... Mcain Stood up for Obama because there was a girl and she said i dont like obama he is this he is that and Mcain stood up for him he was like no mam i dont agree with him but he is not that kind of man Go mcain!! But im Voting For OBAMA!!!!!! everybody vote for OBAMA!!

    October 16, 2008 at 1:54 pm |
  52. clark

    Mccain is a very smart person and i think he should win the election

    October 16, 2008 at 1:55 pm |
  53. Gimme

    Lets go Obama!!! McCain did put up a good fight, with some great ideas but i think Obama came on top.

    October 16, 2008 at 1:59 pm |
  54. cassandra

    the debait was okay but sometimes i think that McCain is sometimes bieing fake so I think that Obama would be a better president

    October 16, 2008 at 2:01 pm |
  55. Jo

    I think Obama did a better job than McCean in the debate because Obama compared Bush with McCean which will definetly hurt McCean's

    October 16, 2008 at 2:02 pm |
  56. Trent

    I think that Obama has it won i have liked what all her has said. I think that him and Biden will be the best for the office.

    October 16, 2008 at 2:12 pm |
  57. Elizabeth

    GO MCCAIN!!! i think he has a good chance of winning.. he rocks. lol

    October 16, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  58. Dan

    I Think that Obama did better in the debates but I believe that McCain would be a better president. Obama has some good ideas and has stuck with his views for the most part but he is to naive. McCain has more experience. He is a war vet and knows how war works. We are currently in at time of war so i think he would be a better choice.

    October 16, 2008 at 3:05 pm |
  59. Pierce

    I thought both candidates did well and made some good points, but Obama did better because I personally believe his policies are better then McCain's. Furthermore, Obama simply presents himself better and comes off as a friendly and nice guy, though I wish he would support nuclear power and be against ethanol.

    October 16, 2008 at 3:07 pm |
  60. Michelle

    Overall this debate was pretty dull. It was obvious that the candidates are tired. Although I believe that this was one of McCain's better debates, Obama still hit home with his plans for our economy, foreign dependency, and taxes. These next few weeks will be quite interesting!

    October 16, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  61. Dion

    I Thought the debate was boring at first, but as it went on McCain got really nasty and mean with his jokes and evil smiles. I liked Obama policies and his attitude. He gave outlines and answers. McCain talked about some guy for the longest asking for a apology and still didnt answer the question.

    October 16, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  62. Hannah

    I'm scared for our country if Obama wins. Do the math – Palin has more experience than he does! Do we want our inexperienced man/woman in the vice presidential position or completely in charge? McCain is truly the best to lead our country. (Plus, he doesn't laugh and smile insultingly during the debate when he disagrees with something Obama says!)

    October 16, 2008 at 3:27 pm |
  63. kelsey

    i dont really like either of them i would rather have obama though besides McCain and obviosly both of them will do better than bush! look at what hes done to our country!!!!!

    October 16, 2008 at 3:40 pm |
  64. Trenton

    Pretty sure McCain is gunna win...especailly since Barrack's middle name is Hussein...yup...so uhhh...Go McCain...

    October 16, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  65. Ria

    I would want Obama to win because he seems very nice and willing to keep on and not quitting on what he started. He is born on August 4th and compaired to mccain he is young. Mccain is 72 years old and he has written five books but very short compaired to Obama's. OBAMA ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 16, 2008 at 5:51 pm |
  66. Hannah

    I think the debate went well but over all I think both of them are doing well. 🙂

    October 16, 2008 at 6:00 pm |
  67. Alexis

    Mccain needs to prove to us that he is not George W. Bush....if we pick Mccain then what would change? nothing. Mccain and Bush are exactly alike. Nothing is gonna change if we pick him. Obama has better ideas, hes strong and willing. He is all about change. Obama will make America a better place. we need help in the economy and such. What else will we work for if Mccain is picked, we will probally have to pay more taxes. Well i don't know about you but im telling my mom to vote for Obama. He will make history.

    October 16, 2008 at 6:22 pm |
  68. april

    This was, by far, the best debate. Obama was the clear winner. He laid out his plans in detail and was very clear and concise. He maintained his composure when McCain went on the offensive and was able to offer rebuttals with no sign of defensiveness. McCain on the other hand was on the attack and very rarely made his ideas comprehensible. He jumped topics too frequently and showed clear signs of anger. Obama made his vision for his future presidency very clear. Based on these comments, I question the reasons behind why some of you are supporting McCain.

    October 16, 2008 at 6:46 pm |
  69. Joseph

    I not the type that get into thing like politics but right now all i hear is Go McCain and Obama suck but when i see a estimate of who is winning it Obama i just dont understand but i just hope who ever we get will make a better change

    October 16, 2008 at 7:21 pm |
  70. LJ

    I tied between both canadates. I wish there was a canadate that was a mix between them.

    October 16, 2008 at 7:25 pm |
  71. Taylor

    The debates were okay. I didn't really like them.
    What I don't understand is why McCain is bashing Obama and Obama never bashed McCain. That's just rude.
    and I think that Obama would be a good president, I just don't like the fact that he is pro-choice and not pro-life.
    If Mike Huckabee was running for president still I'd vote for him. Not Obama or McCain.

    October 16, 2008 at 8:05 pm |
  72. Jacob

    i think that mcain should be president because he will lower our taxes and then people will start getting jobs again. Then he will save our economy.

    October 16, 2008 at 8:09 pm |
  73. Abby

    I watched the presidential debate last nught it disscused issues that I would really like a president to cover. I like presidential debates thre fun to watch.

    October 16, 2008 at 8:21 pm |
  74. j

    I think that McCain is a better choice. Obama hasn't really done anythin in the senate or anywhere else. I think McCain and Obama kind of tied for the debate Obama makes alot of promises and I don't think he will be able to keep all of them if any. McCain has the experience. I don't think they should take people out of the Iraq war. When we start a job anywhere we should finish it. We are saving millions of people there and I think we should stay until we help them finish setting up there government.

    October 16, 2008 at 8:46 pm |
  75. Seonghyun

    I really don't care who wins.
    I am a donkey, but I don't like Obama nor John McCain.
    But I agree a lot more on McCain.

    Go Mr.Hood's 4th period class!!!

    October 16, 2008 at 8:52 pm |
  76. eric

    With all do respect, I do not believe Obama is right for our country. McCain has his facts lined up, while Obama seems to change his story every time he comes on television.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  77. linda

    About the debates,
    I think thatthey didn't give enough informationon the economy crisis.
    but what i did hear,i was leaning more toward Obama.
    But what i am still pondering on is about hte plan for iraQ?what do you think is more effective.

    October 16, 2008 at 11:13 pm |
  78. Yvonne

    i think the the debates were great. second was best! Obama has a great chance of winning! What do you think Carl Azuz?

    October 16, 2008 at 11:17 pm |
  79. lola

    we watch your webcast everyday in class.by the news on TV i'm leaning twords Obama.

    October 16, 2008 at 11:20 pm |
  80. december

    Obama is awesome. He is the man. his preformance & his answers were on the dot! HIs plans are the way to go!!!!

    October 16, 2008 at 11:22 pm |
  81. Alex

    I think John McCain was better because Oboma wants to raise taxes on people who work hard for money and lowers taxes for people who don't work. That's not right

    October 17, 2008 at 9:12 am |
  82. Aimee

    i think that they both did good and that they would both be good presidents, they both have something good about them that could make them presidents. Well I guess it's up to the voters! GOOD LUCK!

    October 17, 2008 at 9:43 am |
  83. Gage and Tim

    We think that mcCain is a better canadit for our country becouse he is not from Iraq

    October 17, 2008 at 9:50 am |
  84. Gage and Tim

    I think that it was very nice to let the girl be the homecoming queen.

    October 17, 2008 at 9:51 am |
  85. Shantale

    I think that it was really smart and creative that when people are playing the video game they might have a glimse at the canadates poster board, and when there actually going to vote, they remember the canadate from the video game.

    October 17, 2008 at 12:16 pm |
  86. Erik

    i think it will be really cool that if obama makes it he will make history hahahahhahahahahhaha from erik -_-

    October 17, 2008 at 12:18 pm |
  87. Jesse, Robert, & Hannah

    Obama is going to be a great president if he wins the debate. He doesn't have enough experiance to rule our country.
    McCain has a lot of experiance and he has had experiance with things that have happened over seas.
    I don't really care who wins!

    October 17, 2008 at 12:26 pm |
  88. nancy

    With all do respect, I do not believe McCain is right for our country. HE LOOKS LIKE HE IS ABOUT TO FALL!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 17, 2008 at 12:40 pm |
  89. jaime

    i think Mcain made some good points but i still think Obama would be better for us VOTE NOW.

    October 17, 2008 at 1:03 pm |
  90. Nathan

    First, the question was on whether or not the debates were good. Not "let's beat up on the other candidate because mine's better." Stick to the topic. I believe that this third debate was not as good as the others. I believe that Sen. McCain won this one. But I also believe that Sen. Obama won the second. Good topics were also talked about in this debate. I believe that we have to keep hammering the candidates on the economy.

    October 17, 2008 at 1:03 pm |
  91. chndlr

    i think both of them are alright i guess i don't really have a favorite. I thought the fact about all of McCain's adds being negative.

    October 17, 2008 at 1:42 pm |
  92. Matt

    I thought that both candidates got their two sense in but overall I thought Obama did a better job and he will lower taxes, turn our economy in the right direction and bring change to our economy instead of a Republican.

    October 17, 2008 at 1:50 pm |
  93. Caroline

    I think this debate was the best of all of them because there was more interaction between Obama and McCain. The questions that were asked were really good, and both candidates did well. However, I think Obama won this debate, and is more qualified for president.

    October 17, 2008 at 1:51 pm |
  94. Anabel

    I think that the debates were very good. They both did well. I think Obama did better though . He seems like he would make a good president.

    October 17, 2008 at 1:52 pm |
  95. Tricia

    You know it doesn't really matter about what they say their going to do. But it matters what they're going to do when appointed to the office. So I just hope the better man wins.

    October 17, 2008 at 1:52 pm |
  96. Dennis

    Senator Biden visited my town the day of the last debate. He emphatically said their first priority would be helping raise standard of living for the middle class. Socio-economic status is one thing I want raised for people in our country. It will take money, and I am willing to pay my fair share of taxes, but it will also take motivating people to move themselves up in their jobs and with education. I know Senator Obama will keep this high on his agenda. I want to see more Americans becoming part of the dream, to be able to stay in their homes, get pay raises, do all the things I was able to do once I got a good high school education, went on to college, got a modest paying job, but always having enough money in my pocket and now able to retire comfortably. My dad was a mill worker and all this was possible back in the 60's. Today I see too many poor people not reaching the dream. All the big ideas are fine, but it comes down helping the Amercian person have all the best opportunities.

    October 17, 2008 at 3:39 pm |
  97. Mr. Skidmore

    My 5th period 11th grade U.S. History class believes that the candidates should be characters in the actual games fighting for their opportunity to be the next President of the United States.....McCain vs. Obama.

    October 17, 2008 at 3:50 pm |

    According to my observation i think Obama is totally gonna win! He has a lot to offer to our country!! He has a lot of Potential to run our country the way its suppose to be! It seems his trying his best to make a change to our society. I believe he is going to make a difference in our life's and the society. If i had a chance to vote for Obama i would totally vote for him!!

    October 17, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  99. voting for obama

    Sarah so you think it's not right to raise taxes for the rich!But it's o.k. to raise the taxes for the poor?I guess you must one of the rich people who dont want their taxes raised!If it arent for us common people the rich wouldnt be rich.Remmber 1776.....

    October 18, 2008 at 5:25 am |
  100. kenneth

    jaime mccain is a man with problems.he cant talk to large groups of people thats why he wanted obama to do town hall meeting for the debates.He keeps bringing up he was a pow.What i want to know is why he is throwing all that manure at obama when after the primarys he said he would run a clean campian.i guess his words dont mean anything so that will be the kind of president he would be not living up to his words.down with mccain and up with obama

    October 18, 2008 at 5:34 am |
  101. Marty

    Silly, silly liberals! The focus of the interaction between Obama and Joe (or whoever) the plumber is the philosophy and message of Barak Obama and not the character of Joe. Liberals sure do like to try to smear the opposition but then cries foul when the like is done to them. Silly, silly liberals! Obama did not know the character of the person he was talking to (at the time). He only heard the situation of a man wanting to buy a business and how Obama's tax plan would hurt him. Obama said he wanted to SPREAD the WEALTH!! Listen to the clear message folks! That is the clear message that those who are unsure to vote for president should consider. Obama and silly socialist liberals have every right to their v iew, but don't be deceptive about it liberals. Say it proudly and unashamedly, so people can make a true and real evaluation. For the record, I am not voting for Joe to become plumber in chief, and I am sure as heck not voting for Obama as commander in chief!

    October 18, 2008 at 10:22 am |
  102. Marty

    Something I have always told my children. Nice is easy...anybody can do it. The bad thing about nice is that some people use it to get things from others. That is not a good criteria to use to choose a president. Rather, I would use qualities like experience, character, character associations, and values. Obama may win in the niceness area, but he falls short where it really counts. Just think deeper for yourself!

    I would want Obama to win because he seems very nice and willing to keep on and not quitting on what he started. He is born on August 4th and compaired to mccain he is young. Mccain is 72 years old and he has written five books but very short compaired to Obama’s. OBAMA ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 18, 2008 at 10:39 am |
  103. Andrea

    First of all I think Obama has a better chance to win because Mccain doesn't know how to run a country.. GO OBAMA!!!!!!

    October 19, 2008 at 1:46 pm |
  104. tom

    Ms. or Mrs. Sanchez is a bigger joke than Sarah. If I were her I would be embarassed to defend Mccain. Wake up lady you are backing a loser who has nothing to offer but slinging mud at the soon to be elected Pres.

    October 19, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  105. tom

    It is sad that John had to suffer so much 40 plus years ago and the country is grateful but you have had your chance with this current administration for many years and if you know how to solve all the problems , why were you not sharing these insights with the CLUELESS ONE.

    October 19, 2008 at 3:38 pm |
  106. Derek

    Obama is the only good canidate with biden backing him he can't lose. come on his oppents are Mccain and palin

    October 20, 2008 at 6:53 pm |
  107. destiny

    Mccanin as pris . g o /

    October 21, 2008 at 8:20 am |
  108. ben

    i hope obama will be presidnt

    October 21, 2008 at 6:37 pm |
  109. Samantha

    Right now in my school, all the eighth graders have to get with a partner who has opposite beliefs as you and debate current issues that are going on. I am debating the War in Iraq and now I'm just starting to realize how those canidates are feeling when they are having their debates. One of my closest friends is my debate partner and I come home from school mad at her because of our debating and I just can't understand why she believes what she does. I think that the presidential debates are a good thing because it lets the canidates tell the people of America what they believe in. However, the debates must be VERY stressful for the canidates because I'm only debating with a friend for my English class to hear, but John McCain and BaracK Obama are debating for the entire nation to hear! That must be incredibly stressful!!!

    October 21, 2008 at 7:39 pm |
  110. sam

    Go Mc Cain!!!!!!!

    October 21, 2008 at 9:18 pm |
  111. kira

    I think that Obama has become an icon in the media. His speeches are more upbeat and sull of life compared to McCains dry monotone speeches. He may not have the experience for the whitehouse but he is defiantly on the right track to the whitehouse.

    October 22, 2008 at 1:35 pm |
  112. Mandy

    i think they both did well. but honestly, McCain is a better choice to lead our country!

    October 24, 2008 at 6:53 pm |
  113. Midwestfarm

    Everyone wants gov to change. Everyone believes that Washington is corrupt. This is all we hear today.

    If this is true? Then why is everyone voting on Democrat or Republicans... If we want to send a message to Washington the best way to do that is vote all the incumbent politicans out of office.

    So when you go to the polls. Vote for the challenger.

    October 25, 2008 at 12:55 pm |
  114. Kaitlyn

    I personally like McCain and Palin better! I think that Obama keeps saying he'll change things but the things he wants to change arent what we want changed.....i know that my family and joe the plumber dont want to have to pay higher taxes so poor people can get lower taxes.....with the way the economy is right now my family is having to watch our money and my parents make good salarys.....i dont think we should have to "sweat and do all the work" and let obama get all the props for it. GO MCCAIN AND PALIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 25, 2008 at 5:59 pm |
  115. Meredith

    McCain, in my opinion, would be the best president. He is working with all of the programs this country is running and making them better.
    1. I think Obama is idiotic because if he were to take all of the soldiers out of Iraq all at one time, the country would panic. All of Hussien's followers would go back to their old ways and the country would be the same as it was before the United States stepped in. The people of Iraq would be terroized once again. The risks of another terroist attack would certainly be higher. If we were to act as McCain has planned, we would gradually take soldiers out of Iraq as needed. As Iraq's economy improved, we could take more soldiers out. Then their economy would not turn bad once all of the soldiers were out of Iraq as it would in Obama's plan.
    2. Taxes. They would probably go up on a record high percentage if Obama were to become president. Poor people need money. I care about them, not enough to pay good money that my parents could use for retirement to them though. People who are suffering can help themselves: how? They can get a JOB! These comments do not apply to all unfortunate souls- some people have a work ethic, are not lazy, do not waste money, and actually TRY to support for themselves and their families rather than depending on the government. These people I AM willing to give money to,because I know they will not waste it on unesscessary items. That is all I am going to stress on that matter.
    3. McCain's age has NOTHING to do with the election! He is in excellent health, and it has been proven that he will definitely live for the next 6-10 years. If he were to die from unnatural causes (car crash, etc.), Palin would be an excellent president. Although only a teenager, I am old fashioned. I have never liked the idea of having a woman as president, but if there were to be one, Palin would be the best person for the job.
    McCain and Palin are the best people up for the job as President and Vice President. These 3 issues are few of many that people ponder over to decide who to vote for. McCain and Palin's answers are the best out there. Vote American: McCain and Palin.

    October 26, 2008 at 11:33 pm |
  116. Derrick

    we need obama mccain is just another bush


    October 28, 2008 at 6:48 pm |
  117. Kadir

    Ok, i don't want to be prejudice or anything, but i think Obama is the best choice. McCain is 72 years old, I think that he is going to die early of a heart attack or something since he's so old. In my personal theory, McCain is like a clone of George Bush.

    BARACK OBAMA!!!!!!!!! 🙂

    October 28, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  118. Jovan

    I think that we need Obama for president. We had too many white presidents and we need a change! McCain for president is not really anything, it's just gonna be like another clone of Bush! (No hard feelings or prejudice to anyone).

    October 28, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  119. Celeste

    well i dont know where to start...i have mixed emotions about everything...i personally like most of barack obamas views on things except abortion...i think that abortion is murder and its not giving the children a chance i mean who knows they may grow up to change the world...however he also wants to take the troops out of iraq and even thought i have family in iraq i believe that as americans we should help other countries in their time of need...i just hope whoever does become the next president can get us out of this slump george bush got us into! ps mccain cant really help hes a little stiff or old or not in the best health conditions considering he was tortured when he was surving our country

    October 29, 2008 at 5:09 pm |
  120. kia

    i think that obama should win because i think that he would help the untied states out of the crisi that the untied states is in.

    October 30, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  121. Kirstie

    The dibate this year really sucked! To get more out of the people they pionted the problems to eachother instead of how they will fix them in the futre or now. They blamed everything on Bush and never on the fact that at one point they did agee with him on his stuff. The same with the congress all they want is to see that the president get all the crap instead of the fact that they are the ones that make a majority vote. I hate our system today it needs to change!

    October 30, 2008 at 4:30 pm |
  122. Jenny

    who i would vote for would have to be obanba because we need a new party in line.

    At less if i could vote

    October 31, 2008 at 6:00 pm |
  123. Kate

    alot of people at my school want obama because he is younger but when you are older you know more and you would probablly have more experiance. If I could vote it would so be McCain

    November 1, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  124. Roni

    I think John Mccain is going to win because he is going to lower our taxes while Obama is going to upper our taxes. Obama does not care about our health or does not care to give us more health care. John Mccain knows many of us need more health care to get well. so John is going to give us more healthcare. I think more healthcare is a good idea because there are less docters and dentists.John Mccain is a man of good advice and he cares about all the citizins of the United States of America. Obama Thinks it is a really good idea to upper our taxes and i don't agree with any of Obama's ideas about the citizins or our country.Obama wants to send more troops to fight our country and John mccain wants to send home our troops. I agree with Mccain to send home our troops because there are famliey's missing their family members and children who want their dad or mom home. I m sure they miss them. So like i said Go Mccain!

    November 2, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  125. Nate

    love mccain!

    November 2, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  126. jessi

    i really think that obama is going to win this!!

    November 3, 2008 at 12:17 pm |
  127. Mercedes

    I really don't care who wins you cant really change our decision once we elect who our president is. Ounce a president always a president until quiting comes in or death.

    November 4, 2008 at 1:42 pm |
  128. Ariana

    Obama will be the best president ever!!! John McCain your going down.

    November 4, 2008 at 8:06 pm |
  129. Patricia

    We'll since both have great idea's that its hard to choose which one to vote for but McCain's side let's you choose who to give money too. Obama's side want's you to give money to the person that they want you to give money too. So go John McCain

    November 4, 2008 at 8:50 pm |
  130. Meredith

    I DONT understand WHY people like obama! he is an IDIOT!!!!!!!


    November 5, 2008 at 12:39 am |