Schaeffer said “Climate Control” Sounds right.

McCain is on the attack today. Finally. He runs through that wind, geothermal, nuclear, solar list pretty quickly, like he always does.

Obama wants to look at offshore drilling. If he wants to look at it he should come to the Gulf. Touches on automobile protectionism.

(According to Bush and McCain) Obama say, “Any trade agreement is a good trade agreement”. Unbalanced free trade with South Korea.

McCain touts the value of free trade agreements with Columbia. Obama counters that “labor leaders” in Columbia are being killed; dog whistle stuff for the lefties. Obama is angling for Michigan votes with his discussion of automobiles.

McCain hammers the fact that Obama wants to sit down with Hugo Chavez. Ouch again. Compares Obama to Herbert Hoover.

Health care= control costs vs. expand coverage. Obama: We must do both….ugh. Cue the tearjerking story. Recites his lines well. Wants universal health care without saying it.

What McCain should say is, “Obama wants to do for health care what the Democrats did for the housing industry, he wants a health care version of Fannie and Freddie.”

I yawned one long time when Obama described McCain’s health plan.

McCain called Obama, “Senator Government”. One guy in the audience laughed.

Abortion = sorry this is a yawner of an issue. To all you young abortion-crazy ladies out there, we republicans won’t mess with your uteri.

Every time Obama says “fairness”, I throw up a little bit in my mouth. Obama pushes equal pay for equal work for women. The ERA is a 25 year old issue.

McCain hammers Obama on voting “present”, voting present on partial birth abortion.

Education: We spend more money, yet we are so far behind the rest of the world. Obama feels that recruiting more teachers for higher standards and pay. College students take on 50-60K of debt, (they can’t work?) Obama will pay college students if they work for ACORN (not really what he said, but probably). He wants to throw more money at Head Start and College Loans, as if that works.

McCain wants to give parents a choice on where they want to send their kids. “Throwing money at the problem is not the answer”. This would be my answer for about half the questions.

Obama: Tradition of local control of schools. No Child Left Behind, NCLB, unfunded mandates. Blah blah blah.

McCain: Defends NCLB (ugh), but spending money isn’t always the answer. McCain angles for the autistic parent vote….maybe not a great strategy.

Closing Statements:

Obama : Invest in the American people again. The subtext being that Americans cannot invest in themselves. Renew a spirit of sacrifice and responsibility. “I will work tirelessly” – this scares me.

Barack Obama and McCain last debate part two
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