(CNN) - Asked to define his stands on abortion and gay marriage, McCain is sending a message to evangelicals: I am one of you.
Among evangelicals, judges are the biggest issue - the source of a great deal of their anger and disappointment. Another message from McCain: I understand.
But on the issue of stem cells, he parts ways with this voting bloc - and his answer there is a careful one. He knows he's on the wrong side of this issue for many of them.
His answers are perhaps not as intellectually nimble as Obama's, but they come across as clearer, sharper - he's taking more of a tough, unambiguous stand on these issues.
His answers were practiced – at every single stump speech he's made so far.
No thought, just more pandering and stumping. Not presidential.
IS THIS ELECTION ABOUT THE FUTURE OF AMERICA OR ABOUT PLACATING SOME SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS?
You have analyzed the antics of a politician from the point of view of a pundit. The hope for America is that voters will not listen to either of you.
The point of the forum to show your thinking process, view of the world and your character. You are giving McCain a free ride on all three.
I'm against abortion, but I think Obama is right. We need to provide better education, health care and preventative measures so that people won't have to make decisions like these based on economic hardship.
The religious right is alive and well in Orange County, CA- Thinking people are also alive and well and will nt be cowed-down-to this time around. NOT THIS TIME!
Obama answered the questions and gave good answers. I'm a christian and McCain just told old war stories. Obama is projoice, we all know that but he gave solutions to the problem by helping the women with good medical care, counceling and adoption alternative. You want to go back to women being butchered in back alleys?
Obama's answeres were thoughtout and humanitarian. Even on evil, Obama mentioned the evils we have in America, child abuse, gangs, poverty here. McCain just mentioned the Talabon. Obama even quoted Mathew. We are our brothers keepers.
What I find interesting is that McCain did not say exactly what his moral failure was. Why was his first marriage a failure…tell the people John…lets see what those evan. folks would say if they knew why it really failed…They would castigate Bill C and the other John but you are guilty of similar!!!!!
Alright female Pumas....Mc Cain is declaring war on progressive judges (jurists that think women should have the right to choice). He (McCain) promises to rid the nation of a "woman's right to choose".
While, like Barack, I don't advocate abortions, I do think a woman should have the right to decide.
So...if you hate Barack so much for defeating ur precious Hillary, here's your chance to make sure every woman feels your pain for generations to come. Go vote for McCain deadenders. Lose the right to choice while denying that horrible "black man" the chance to take this country back from the "moral majority" – what losers
Obama spoke from a personal faith base level and from his heart. John McWar did nothing but campaign and spoke of war and every answer.
Yada, Yada, Yada, Yes, Yes,Yes dear Evangelicals. I, John McCain, am one of you. Since when? Only now because I hope it might help me get elected in November.
My friends, dear evangelicals, see me after November, if I have lost the election, to find out if I am still one of you, and have the same opinion regarding stem cell issues and oh yeah, the judges also.
No McBush's answers were not clearer and sharper. They were pandering and misleading. MCSurge is not a Christian. He has said in Public that he is not 'Born Again' and he has willfully chosen Not to be Baptized in his Church. McFalse has called evangelical leaders agents of hate and crazy. If anyone wants to vote for more war and a continued ruined economy then vote McBush. But do not vote for McBush because he is a Christian because he simply is not.
his message..... I will be your crusader to nuke our way out to every solution and protecting the unborn fetus so that they can be born into a life of military service for our own personal greed and plundering. what a joke all of you religious nuts!!
Just as he sent a message to the evangelicals he also sent a shockwave to Hillary supporters. Those that are threatening not to vote Obama have now heard McCain in his won word:every Justice in the Supreme court will be a conservative and they will do away with your choices to live. Talk about antichrist McCain and the people he will appoint to the supreme court will surely fit that description.
How is this possible that McCain considers himself to be "just like them- an evangelicist" when he purposely lies to the American people through the negative ads and campaign that throws out incorrect facts,..just to scare the voter. He cheated on his first wife and married a heiress 5 weeks after his divorce. He screams out profanities, and has a terrrible anger issue. Does this sound like he is "one of them?" Get real!
WHAT MESSAGE WAS IT? HE DIDN'T EVEN ANSWER ANY. THE ONLY MESSAGE HE GAVE WAS HE IS MCBUSH.
It was pander, pander, pander.... that was the ONLY message he sent to evangelicals tonight.
It's one thing to say some thing that you know peoples want's to hear then say something you realy meant let's face it President bush and vice President cheney right tell the same thing about gay marriage right but in reality cheney on Daugther is a gay lesbien and it's oke with both President Bush and vice cheney what should matter is the truth I am not a gay men or a gay lesbien but what right do I have to kill or distroyed them do I think I am better then them if I ? yes in deed therefore I 'ld be making myself wrost then them God repent over sodom and gomorah therefor what happen next is in the peoples hand I think it's wrong and will be punish but only by God it's a phenomina ,it's a disease.
It is easy to give "clearer, sharper" answers when you have memorized them beforehand and don't have the ability or desire to look deeper into issues that require insight.
McCain should just go ahead and get a job as a commentator on Fox News. He can tell the POW stories and his jokes and entertain people.
Let Obama be president so he can look at all sides of an issue, recognize the gray areas, and think thoroughly through our problems.
Where have Crowley and Schneider been all these months?
Didn't they recognize McCain's recycled quips?
McCain rattled off his stump speeches all night long.
He didn't even bother to recast them with fresh intros .
When will Americans wake up and realize we are being taken for a
ride AGAIN with McCain?
Don't the evangelicals generally vote republican? Naturally McCain was "singing to the choir" at this event. Obama is quite obviously the best candidate to lead the country. The American people don't want...nor can we afford another "Bush presidency" which is all we'd get with McCain in office.
So much for Mr Maverick. McCain has just being bought and paid for by the xtreme right wing, just like Bush. It is for a reason that McCain is called McBush.