McCain And Obama Spar In Second Presidential Debate

The global economic turmoil and the energy crisis were certainly a part of the discussion at Tuesday's debate in Nashville, Tennessee.

Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain squared off in their second debate with the economic meltdown the top concern among voters.

Obama said, "We are in the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. This is final verdict on the failed economic policies of the last eight years."

McCain talked up energy independence.

McCain said "Americans are angry, they're upset, and they're a little fearful."

The town-hall format at Belmont University allowed voters to ask questions while NBC's Tom Brokaw moderated. The candidates' third and last debate will be Oct. 15 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

Obama held the lead in the polls heading into the debate. His backers hoped the town hall-style face-off could cement his position. A number of Republicans say John McCain has to reverse recent trends by showing voters he has solutions to the nation's economic troubles.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 15, 2008 at 12:02 PM
    Don't get too "excited" about that. The polls don't reflect the "true" voter in American. You have heard of us, the silent majority. We are democrat, republican and independent, we believe in god and country, morals do mater and honesty is critical. These are all the things Obama is not. We are the ones that voted for the current houses and the ones getting ready to change that too. And, since you may doubt that, NC has been a red state for over 30 years. You can research that pretty easily. Its not a racist thing, its about the "individuals belief". I read Obamas book and that is why I am not voting for him. What did you do?, go to moveon for your daily dose of koolaid. I understand Lavon has some in the fridge, just email her. She gave some to Boots and Little woman. They all feel better today! We can all tell by their posts.
  • by exicted Location: nc on Oct 14, 2008 at 09:16 AM
    Finally the democrats are on their way to taking back Washington!!!! So for all you rich republicians too bad!!! I AM VOTING FOR OBAMA and looks like most of NC is too!!! Maybe Mccain should have paid a little more attention to little ole NC!!
  • by John Location: Greenville on Oct 10, 2008 at 07:52 AM
    To Obama 08 4 Prez: You said in your post on 10/9/08 at 3:32 a.m. that "a racist is hiding amongst us". Of all the posts that came before that particular post I had not read any comments in opposition of Obama that was racially motivated. People did question his loyalty to America, and people did question his experience/credentials. But, none of that has to do with race, and then you claim there is "a fox in the henhouse....a racist amongst us." That's the race card that I was speaking of that didn't have any merit. Read others' comments for what they say; not for what you take out of them.
  • by Boots on Oct 10, 2008 at 07:36 AM
    I did have a lot of respect for the military until people drug it into this election. Using military as a reason to vote for some one is insane. When McCain talks about being a maverick it make me want to puke. The meaning of maverick is (Someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action) Well folks McCain no longer has the ability to think, a very good sign of Alzheimer's Disease and that is not good.
  • by mjb Location: windsor on Oct 9, 2008 at 08:45 PM
    Has there ever been a war that wasn't politically motivated? Did you take history? Where do you get your information? It's amazing to me how people think. Would you rather the war be here? Do you think the soldiers love to go to war? They do what they believe they should for their country and I truly admire them for what they do. If Obama wins and he's not the "Savior" you think he'll be, will you own up to it or will you cry when you realize he doesn't care and never cared about you anyway. He has his agenda and we'll all find out about it soon enough.
  • by Little Woman on Oct 9, 2008 at 08:45 PM
    Palin better enjoy her little bit of renown. She will never get another chance at it, not even in 2012. We have had all we want of Mrs. ahead. So long Sarah Six Pack, go on back to Alaska and kill some more animals. It doesn't take a brain for that ether.
  • by mjb Location: windsor on Oct 9, 2008 at 08:11 PM
    The only reason I registered as a democrat is because I can't vote for local government officials unless I chose that party. It does help to weed out the worst democrats in the primary elections though.
  • by Little Woman on Oct 9, 2008 at 07:51 PM
    To ???, In some states convicted felons has the legal right to vote so therefor the Democrats must let them register. You can bet that there are convicted felons registered a republicans also. You need to find another dead horse to beat.
  • by ??? Location: NC on Oct 9, 2008 at 07:18 PM
    The Democrats proved how low they will stoop by registering convicted felons to vote.They disgust me.
  • by Little Woman on Oct 9, 2008 at 07:12 PM
    To lavon, You tell them, I agree 1000% with you. It is all over for McCain except for the crying.
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