Posts Tagged ‘Economy’

McCain Holding Back; Obama Hanging on

September 27, 2008

The first Presidential Debate, which took place last night in Mississippi, offered no real surprises. John McCain gave solid answers to everything thrown at him and did not seem to perturbed by any particular issue. This should be expected. After all, he has been following his principles for years and he can draw upon genuine experience. Barack Obama, well-known for his speeches but not so renowned for his debating skills (Hillary Clinton generally out-debated him during the primaries), deflected most questions well without having to commit himself to any particular view point that might cause problems later. He was slick and well-practised but not terribly authentic.

Report Card: McCain put in a fair performance but needs to up the ante in future debates. Obama knew his answers but did not connect with the people. Both can do better.

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Obama… Postpone?: No, Politics More Important Than Recession

September 24, 2008

As we await Barack Obama’s response to Senator McCain’s request to postpone Friday’s Presidential Debate, we have time to reflect upon Obama’s lack of leadership once again. After the Russian invasion of Georgia, Obama followed (only after a few lame attempts at tackling the subject) meekly in line with McCain’s harsh criticism of Moscow.

It should come as no surprise that McCain is demonstrating Presidential judgement in deciding that a debate is a mere trifle compared with the economic problems facing the country at this time. It should be equally unsurprising that Obama is putting his campaign and his own personal success ahead of the prosperity of the country and of every American. No doubt, he thinks the average American can find refuge in their religion in these tough times.

It is time to demonstrate bipartisanship – Obama has rarely shown this quality compared with McCain who has consistently reached across to the opposition to broker deals that benefit every American.

McCain remains the real hero, a GI Joe turned President; Obama remains an Inaction Man.

McCain Leads and Puts America First… Postpone The Debate!

September 24, 2008

Senator John McCain takes the leadership role once again, as he calls for Friday’s Presidential debate to be postponed in order that he might take a more active role in thrashing out a deal that could potentially put the brakes on the economic downturn. 

The $700 billion bailout is controversial and requires bipartisan agreement. John McCain is the man to unite the parties and encourage the politicians to be prepared to compromise, if necessary, in order to salvage the economy.

John McCain puts his country first once again. He has made a clear decision that is risky; it might detrimentally affect his campaign. For McCain, the future of America and the plight of every American is far more important right now that his efforts to be President. This is a clear example of the leadership and principled outlook that America and the world needs.