Who's The Fairest? Debate Recap

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most recent national CNN polls as of the writing of this article, show
McCain trailing Obama 51% to 42% with 7% unsure. It is surprising that
there is not a wider gap in favor of Democratic Presidential nominee
Barack Obama of Illinois, based on the Presidential Debate turned dog
and pony show, by GOP Presidential nominee, John McCain of Arizona.

might opt to polish one's debating skills in preparation for such an
arduous feat. But contrary to the expectations of left wing voters, it
was quite obvious during the debates, that Senator John McCain was in
dire need of some brushing up on his chops for any hope of keeping up
with Senator Barack Obama -- another big blunder McCain made in
addition to choosing Sarah Palin for his running mate, which
apparently, he hoped would provide some vicarious bonus, but has
backfired miserably.

The 2008 presidential debates could indeed
be described as a comedic trilogy. But the truth is, it is no laughing
matter. Yet, how could you not fall off your couch during the debates,
when Obama challenged McCain's promise to take the lead on controlling
spending and balancing tax cuts to help middle class families, arguing
that McCain voted for almost all of President Bush's budgets and
admittedly agreed with President Bush 90% of the time – President Bush
being the same president who presided over an increase in spending and
enormous deficits – an argument to which McCain initiated the rambling
retort, “Well, it's well known that I have not been elected Miss Congeniality . . .”

If you're "scared" of Sarah Palin, after witnessing the Presidential
debates, you must be terrified of John McCain who, when asked, “What
would the candidates cut back in an effort to balance the budget,"
McCain responded, “Okay – What would I cut? I would have an across the
board spending freeze -- Okay? Some people say that's a hatchet; that's
a hatchet and then I would get out a scalpel. (geesh)

It's no
wonder voters are hauling ass to the Democratic side (Mainstream media
like to use the more delicate term, "swaying," but I like to call it as
I see it -- they're hauling ass from the left.)

Clearly, this
crucial election is no laughing matter. But, how can one keep a
straight face when Obama keeps zapping McCain's ramblings with facts?
For instance, when asked about their running mate selections, as part
of his answer, McCain vehemently declared his support of Sarah Palin's
interest in assistance for children with autism, (Palin's youngest
child is autistic), which prompted Senator Obama, who is also in favor
of fighting autism, to quickly advise Senator McCain that the issue of
autism will require additional funding, and inquired of McCain how he
could be serious about helping autistic children if he's going to
implement an “across the board spending freeze," to which McCain again, could
provide an intelligent answer.  Another touché for Obama.

McCain continues to attack Obama, in an attempt to smoke screen the
fact that he has no clue or plan of what he will do to improve the
state of America, Obama has already started laying out his plan which

1.  Focus on jobs for Americans by kiboshing tax breaks for
companies that are shipping jobs overseas and provide a tax credits for
every company that's creating a job right here in America.

2.  Help
families right away by providing them with a tax cut for people making
less than $200,000 and allow them to access their IRA accounts without
penalty (up to $10,000) if they're experiencing a crisis

3.  A 90 day moratorium on foreclosure applicable to institutions receiving federal aid, remarking,

we can move quickly to pass a rescue plan for our financial system,
there's no reason we can't move just as quickly to pass a rescue plan
for our middle class.” (Obama)

This is the kind of
roll-up-your-sleeves, make-it-happen, on-your-toes methodology that
America needs to restore the vitality we once enjoyed. Critics charge
Obama's articulation as “silver tongued rhetoric." Nevertheless, Obama
has proven time and again that he is in touch with the needs of the
people, is most adept on foreign affairs, and with regard to the
economy, he gets it.

This economic crisis that is crippling
America should not have happened. If 9/11 taught us anything, it should
have been, never to sleep. Apparently, the powers-that-be fell asleep
at the wheel again – or – perish the thought that they were wide awake
during the mortgage crisis that toppled Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Bear
Stearns, major banks, etc., causing the domino effect that is still shaking
this country right now, leaving the middle class, once again, to pick
up the wreckage. It was on George W's watch that we fell into this
plight and John McCain is just another George W in a different shell.
Can America afford another eight years of the same – or worse?

It is
no wonder that Colin Powell gave Barack Obama his strong endorsement,
adding to a long list of power figures who support Obama, including
Oprah Winfrey and Warren E. Buffett, the richest man in the world.

Brenda Jeanne Wyche is Managing Editor for Harlem Business News. Check out Wyche's blog at http://osnapp.blogspot.com .  If you have a solution, contact Brenda@blackstarnews.com .  Maybe we’ll talk.

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