Urbin Report

Saturday, August 16, 2008

McCain and Obama matchup

Interesting forum, Senator John McCain and Barry H. Obama are asked the same questions, but in an interesting twist, can't hear the answers of the other candidate.

Barak passes the buck with the "above my pay grade line." Hey Barry! Did you forget the words of that democrat President Harry "Give 'em Hell!" Truman? The. Buck. Stops. Here. when you are President. Anna feels that those four words may have sunk Obama's chances.

"Thus speaketh a buck-passer and not a leader."

DrewM at AoSHQ focuses on another one of Obama's gaffes.
Total absolute awesomeness...

Warren: Which sitting Supreme Court Justice wouldn't you have nominated?

Obama: Clarance Thomas. "I don't think that he was a strong enough jurist or legal thinker at the time".

He camethisclose to saying Thomas wasn't experienced enough. He actually swallowed the words 'an experienced jurist' but he stopped at "an exper..." and changed it to 'a strong enough'.

That was almost a lethal commercial in the making. Nice save Obambi.

The AoSHQ scoring gives this debate clearly to Senator John McCain. I guess that experience counts for something after all.

Update: American Sentinel also scores it for Senator McCain.

Additional Update: The Wall Street Journal compares Clarence Thomas' experience to that of first term Senator Barry H. Obama.
By the time he was nominated, Clarence Thomas had worked in the Missouri Attorney General's office, served as an Assistant Secretary of Education, run the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and sat for a year on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the nation's second most prominent court.
Meanwhile, as he bids to be America's Commander in Chief, Mr. Obama isn't yet four years out of the Illinois state Senate, has never held a hearing of note of his U.S. Senate subcommittee, and had an unremarkable record as both a "community organizer" and law school lecturer. Justice Thomas's judicial credentials compare favorably to Mr. Obama's Presidential résumé by any measure. And when it comes to rising from difficult circumstances, Justice Thomas's rural Georgian upbringing makes Mr. Obama's story look like easy street.

Clearly, it is Obama, who comes up short on experience, which is the real reason Senator John McCain handled the questions so much better than Barry did. Any tin foil hat moonbat mutterings by Andrea Mitchell on the subject is just that, tin foil hat moonbat sour grapes mutterings.