Actually, Sen. McCain, He DOES Know About Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

An NBC reporter wanted to talk to the audience member at Tuesday night’s presidential debate who was told by McCain that he “probably had never heard of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac” before now. Well, the guy’s name is Oliver Clark, and as it turns out, a lot of other people wanted to...

GOP Official Liked “That One”

Even some conservatives are saying John McCain came off as disrespectful when he pointed at Obama in the debate last night and said “That one” voted for the 2005 energy bill.  But not this one: A Republican official emails, on background: The most memorable line of the night belonged to John...

Did Palin “Establish Debating Parity” with Joe Biden?

David Brooks thinks she did: There are some moments when members of a political movement come together as one, sharing the same thoughts, feeling the same emotions, breathing the same shallow breaths. One of those occasions occurred Thursday night when Republicans around the country crouched nervously...

Two Days Later, Obama Won the Debate Even More

Yesterday, Josh Marshall put up this post, about Friday night’s debate: In my initial reaction last night, I wrote that while I thought the debate was basically a draw, that amounted to a narrow win for Obama since foreign policy is supposed to be John McCain’s forte. Now, after half a day, with...

Let’s Not Get So Upset About “John Is Right”

I’m with Hilzoy on this one (my emphasis immediately below and in quote from Pat Lang): Last night, the fact that Obama said that McCain was right on several occasions caused consternation among some liberals, and great rejoicing on the right. I didn’t agree. It would have been one thing had...

With or Without McCain, Debate Will Be Just Fine

If McCain doesn’t show, Obama will just tweak the format: Barack Obama is committed to hosting a public, televised event Friday night in Mississippi even if John McCain does not show up, an official close to the Obama campaign tells the Huffington Post. In McCain’s absence, the Senator is...

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