Saturday, August 2, 2008

As Obama Ducks TownHall Debates, One Wonders Whether The MSM Will Carry This Coward To The Presidency (Updated)


We are supposed to be choosing a President, not annointing the left wing MSM's chosen messiah and Chris Matthew's personal viagra.

McCain offered to do ten town hall style debates with questions coming from the people and no time limit on answers. Obama offered up July 4 and one other date - in essence, ducking the offer. Military families offered to set up a town hall debate and hold it on a date of Mr. Obama's choosing. It turns out he's busy with other things every night between now and the election. Just how craven is Obama?

Obama has now agreed to only three debates - all before the MSM moderators which, if in typical format, will allow for only short, timed responses. This will allow Obama to limit his exposure and maximize his ability to get away with his daily rendition of outrageous assertions. It will also insure that the questions come from a group so thoroughly attached to Obama it is a wonder they don't come down with e-coli poisoning.

McCain needs to refuse and restate his offer of ten town hall style events - one each week until the election. Let Obama continue to duck and rely on an over the top biased MSM to protect Obama's back while the nation looks on. It does not seem to be working out quite according to plan so far. McCain should be hammering home on Obama's cowardly machinations every day. He should begin and end every speech talking about Obama's refusal to engage in any substantive debate.

Update: The McCain Camp has responded to Obama's decision with appropriate sarcasm:

“We understand it might be beneath a worldwide celebrity of Barack Obama’s magnitude to appear at town hall meetings alongside John McCain and directly answer questions from the American people, but we hope he’ll reconsider.”

Hot Air has a take on this similar to my own:

This news will surprise no one that has followed the number of gaffes Obama makes when speaking off the cuff. When the press finally got embarrassed by their fawning attitude and asked him tough questions in the Pennsylvania debate, Obama folded like a cheap suit against Hillary — and immediately stopped appearing in debates. He has provided an almost endless series of gaffes when speaking extemporaneously, and obviously wants no part of McCain in this format.

Either way, McCain can use this response to his advantage. He can continue appearing in town-hall forums and openly question why Obama lacks the courage to join him. In the traditional presidential debates, McCain can remind the national audience that Obama needed to hide behind the skirts of the media moderators rather than face voter questions directly. It’s a bonus for McCain in that sense, although he would have preferred getting Obama into his preferred format and watching him get exposed for the inexperienced naïf that Obama clearly is.


6 comments:

suek said...

"...and Chris Wallace's personal viagra."

Emmmmmm....

Don't you mean Chris Matthews??

GW said...

Ahem . . . . why yes, Suek, I do. I knew there was something wrong when I whipped this post out. Thanks for catching it.

suek said...

That cartoon head is strange...reminds me of the carved stone heads on .. Easter Island????

GW said...

That is what I thought when I first saw it.

Always On Watch said...

Obama does indeed to poorly off the cuff. I believe that such is the reason he's avoiding McCain's offer.

MK said...

"McCain should be hammering home on Obama's cowardly machinations every day."

Exactly, repeat this -
“We understand it might be beneath a worldwide celebrity of Barack Obama’s magnitude to appear at town hall meetings alongside John McCain and directly answer questions from the American people, but we hope he’ll reconsider.”

ad nauseum until Obama is shamed into accepting. Make no mistake, if McCain is not prepared to fight tooth and nail he will lose, the media's bias in the open and they don't care that we can see it because they consider us beneath them, the public are just a bunch of dumb savages to them. We simply don't count.