This is McCain’s last chance to try to turn this around. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Let’s rock.
matt – 9:03 – why do all the debates have time limits on answers? isn’t that what the moderator is for?
tom – 9:03 – they keep their hoes in check
matt – 9:04 – mccain couldn’t even look at obama when he was greeting him. pathological.
matt – 9:04 – mccain wants to reverse the decline in home ownership. ayyo, too many people owning homes is how we got into this
tom – 9:05 – “homeowners” is a pretty questionable word in and of itself.
matt – 9:06 – obama knows full well that the bailout bill effectively does nothing to curtail executive compensation
matt – 9:07 – obama makes a good point about buying mortgages being a giveaway to banks
tom – 9:08 – maybe joe could marry a rich young blonde to get to that higher tax bracket instead?
matt – 9:09 – i would have thought this bit on taxes from mccain on small businesses would have scored higher on the ticker
tom – 9:09 – maybe bush’s “let’s solve the problem with more tax cuts for the rich” attitude has finally made the public cynical to the whole idea?
matt – 9:10 – i really can’t wait until i can stop hearing obama say “tax cuts” every time there is a mic in front of him. way to boost the dem brand!
tom – 9:10 – uh, maybe because the rich are not paying their part, john? could it be? shut up about joe the plumber.
matt – 9:11 – i’d like a joe the plumber t-shirt
tom – 9:12 – he is larry the cable guy’s cousin
matt – 9:13 – mccain won that part i think
tom – 9:14 – ticker people don’t like math it seems
tom – 9:15 – in fact, “night of the ticker people” sounds like a pretty great name for a B horror flick.
matt – 9:15 – PAYGO! i think obama is going to switch his party affiliation after he gets elected
matt – 9:17 – hey john, answer the question!
tom – 9:18 – i feel like mccain wouldnt have a steady enough hand to man a scalpel, i wouldnt let him operate on my ass
matt – 9:18 – a hatchet and a scalpel? is mccain making the next saw movie?
tom – 9:18 – he looks like that clown guy
tom – 9:19 – i swear to god we are hearing the same answers from these guys to different questions. i know obama isnt a stupid man, im not sure i can say the same for mccain. but this is just intellectually disingenuous to keep yammering on about their talking points. can we get a serious response from either of these jokers?
matt – 9:20 – good job by obama on earmarks. so tired about hearing about republicans and earmarks when it’s such a tiny part of the budget
matt – 9:21 – if mccain is going to lie and not get called on it, this is going to be a long night
tom – 9:22 – i think he looked at him! amazing, it only took 3 debates.
matt – 9:22 – i like lots of things democrats hate!
tom – 9:24 – scars to prove it? did he go on a hunting trip with cheney that we don’t know about?
tom – 9:26 – it’s all obama’s fault that mccain is a racist prick. who knew? but is he gonna man the fuck up?
matt – 9:26 – after that question, i’m looking for the UFC octagon in the corner
tom – 9:27 – he is not manning up, he is trying to pass the buck. mccain is a punk bitch, end of story. he wont say those things to his face.
matt – 9:28 – obama really needs to man up now
matt – 9:30 – 30 minutes in and mccain is ahead on points. also a lying scumbag
tom – 9:31 – obama was not pointing out that the “attacks” he makes are actually based on his positions, not on the fact that he is not a white guy like mccain’s are.
tom – 9:32 – yes, yes, yes. take them to task for allowing this crap in their campaign.
matt – 9:32 – why won’t obama say “palin”? she’s massively unpopular and all he will say is “your running mate”
matt – 9:33 – will mccain get the gore treatment for sighing and audible breathing?
tom – 9:34 – mccain will stand up for any racist piece of shit that will vote for him! now that is change we can believe in!
tom – 9:35 – now obama is taking control. he is 100% answering the questions and putting mccain’s campaign down.
matt – 9:38 – obama needs to change it up very quickly. this is getting away from him
tom – 9:39 – his ticker reaction was all positive, you cant say the same about mccain’s now
matt – 9:40 – hahaha! a lifeline for obama!
matt – 9:42 – it’s not about the ticker. mccain just threw out a ton of negative shit that obama didn’t have ready answers other than “the american people want to hear about the economy”
tom – 9:44 – i think mccain just said he would cure autism
matt – 9:44 – how did obama miss the chance to tie palin to mccain? jesus. we’re back to the four corner stall
matt – 9:45 – honestly, i hate barack obama.
tom – 9:45 – this definitely isnt his best performance, but he also doesnt have the issues to back him up either.
tom – 9:46 – john mccain can cure autism and win the war without spending a single dollar. he is amazing like that.
matt – 9:48 – OIL IS FUNGIBLE!
matt – 9:49 – fair enough, obama doesn’t know that oil is fungible either
tom – 9:51 – offshore drilling wouldnt affect prices for 10 years according to studies. however, we can start fucking up the environment immediately! thats win-win for the right, killing two birds with one stone.
matt – 9:51 – $100 to mccain’s campaign if he says “drill baby drill”
tom – 9:52 – $200 if he says it in the sarah palin knock off pr0n video
matt – 9:54 – seriously, i watched the bush/gore debate in 2000, and mccain has gone way past any extraneous noises gore made.
tom – 9:55 – he sounds like darth vader just after tossing the emperor down the chute, but without being a sympathetic figure. that makes it not very endearing.
matt – 9:56 – WTF does a free trade agreement have to do with negotiating with rogue regimes?
tom – 9:58 – DIABEETUS
matt – 9:58 – my friends watch: mccain in debate # 2 – 19 times. debate #3 – 0 times
tom – 9:58 – according to his numbers, these people arent his friends!
matt – 9:59 – mccain hates fat kids
tom – 10:00 – so what happens if you dont make enough for that $5k tax credit? how will that help you get insurance?
matt – 10:00 – huge opening on healthcare for obama. will he take it?
matt – 10:01 – i jinxed it. “my friend” joe the plumber!
tom – 10:02 – its funny, i dont know anyone in Canada or the UK who would rather currently be living in the US.
matt – 10:02 – obama took advantage of the opening. nullus.
matt – 10:03 – if your drinking game included “joe the plumber” you are absolutely smashed right now.
tom – 10:05 – choose my own future? like which disease i want to die from because i cant get good healthcare? that’s not a choose your own adventure book we can believe in.
matt – 10:04 – ticker is not impressed with gold plated heatlhcare plans
matt – 10:06 – guarantee obama would pick a pro-life supreme court judge
matt – 10:08 – obama was not in the senate when breyer was nominated
tom – 10:10 – obama knocking it out on defending roe v wade
tom – 10:12 – women not feeling it, men are. let’s tell them hoes what’s what.
matt – 10:12 – speaking from personal experience, this attack by mccain on obama’s IL senate record on abortion carries weight. i have spoken to many people about this, and they are uncomfortable with these votes
matt – 10:14 – more mccain heavy breathing
tom – 10:15 – mccain knows all about women’s health. thank god.
matt – 10:15 – did mccain just make abortion a bipartisan issue? that would be a neat trick
matt – 10:16 – this is where obama gets to bash teachers unions
tom – 10:17 – im not sure that this new “looking at obama” mccain is any better if he has that look on his face.
matt – 10:18 – kudos to obama for not using teachers to show he is bipartisan
tom – 10:19 – we’ve achieved equal access? that is fucking laughable at best.
matt – 10:21 – unfunded mandates? is obama going to take it back to ’94 and roll out a contract on america?
tom – 10:27 – mccain is clearly the only one who sees anything funny in what he says
matt – 10:29 – not that he needed to win this debate, but obama did not do as well as he did in the first two. he remains very lucky that mccain is such a douche.
tom – 10:31 – yeah i think mccain was much more strong than in previous debates, but he has perception against him. even when he was making points the ohio undecided ticker was going against him.
That concludes the ceremonies for tonight. The next edition of 1115 live blogging will be election night where I will join Matt in dissecting and analyzing this nonsense. Until then, we’re Audi 5k.