August 17th, 2008
02:30 PM ET
11 years ago

Did you miss the forum? Catch the replay on CNN

Miss the forum? Want to see it again? Catch it on CNN and

Miss the forum? Want to see it again? Catch it on CNN and

(CNN) - Did you miss the candidates' faith forum?

Don't worry - you can catch the whole program on

Watch the forum: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Hear what Barack Obama and John McCain have to say about abortion, same sex marriages, leadership and faith.

You can also watch a replay of the forum Sunday night on CNN at 8 p.m. ET.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (61 Responses)
  1. Upon Further Review

    I would not watch a Litmus test if you paid me .

    August 17, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  2. lou

    McCain united the Dems in 1 hour .What are you HRC voters going to do now. You heard him last night. A 72 year old man is gonna tell you what to do with your body and your life. It's your body let them hear your voice. Ready to overturn Roe vs wade ? Ready for war with the whole world ? Please ,America. Don't be stupid this time. lets show the right wing that America is still free. Obama 08

    August 17, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  3. James From Chicago

    I watched the forum, it was great...McCain kicked Obama's Butt.

    August 17, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  4. Mc same Straight?




    August 17, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  5. Barbara - 65 yr old white female in NC

    I'm sure it will be played over and over and over and over ad nausem. No hurry. After all, it's a slow news day.

    August 17, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  6. Mish

    Sorry I had enough of McWar last night
    seeing it twice would be nauseating
    I thought McWar was as usual in his * war mode*
    Sorry I happen to think he *exploits* his captivity in vietnam for *political points* and that was more than obvious last night
    After all he is not the only captured pow in history just the most *glorified* one!!!
    just another example of how *IF* you vote for him your going down the same path as the last 8 years
    At least Obama will try and steer the country toward the change it so badly needs.
    In my opinion Obama was much more sincere and humble

    August 17, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  7. Lisa Salt Lake City, Utah

    It seemed that McCain had the questions known to him ahead of time. He was wanting to answer the question about the Supreme Court judges at the wrong time – and Warren told him that question would come later. He also answered the education questions before Warren asked the specific questions and was just doing the intro to them. So did they give him the chance to meet with his staff to prepare his answers ahead of time?

    August 17, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  8. Mac Acts... Bama Talks.

    Definately gonna watch it again...

    And gonna tape and send the part where Obama says he wouldn't nominate Clarence Thomas because he wasn't experienced enough for a jump like that.


    Isn't that exactly what you are trying to do? 3 year Senator who basically has had 1 year since the last 2 years you've been campaigning.

    Pot meet Kettle...

    Johnny Mac '08

    August 17, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  9. E.White, Houston,TX

    Didn't want to see it the first time around. Have no desire to watch a replay.

    Religion should be kept totally and completely OUT of politics.

    Conversely, politics has no place in religion.

    August 17, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  10. BKoi

    In my humble opinion, it was partly a Q and A . Barack answered the pastors questions, McCain was allowed to make a political speech. McCain spent most of his time bragging about his creds. telling worn out war stories, and beating the drum , military, military, military ! It does not matter who you support, the forum must be fair and equal. This one failed on both .

    August 17, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  11. D Gilmour

    Take it for what it's worth. There was a big white man in a big white church, questions leading to right-wing agenda, in this big oppressed world.

    August 17, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  12. sandy

    I watched this forum on TV and was quite impresssed as I originally thought it was going to be all religious which it was not. I thought a lot of McCains responses were too quick. I was particularly dissatisfied with his answer to the question on what to do about evil. There has been evil in this world since mankind began and there is no way in Gods green earth that evil in any form is going to be defeated. I think Obama' s response that we have to confront evil and why we have to confront it was great. McCain seems to think that the way to settle anything is with force. This scares me. I certainly want a President who thinks before he speaks and McCain certainly does not do this.

    August 17, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  13. Willy

    BHO could not answer a question straight with out his polished speech crap. McCain was straight on. It's going to be interesting how the media is going to keep hot air in BHO and is WH chances that is slipping away daily.

    August 17, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  14. Emma, San Jose, CA

    I find it interesting that many people including media analysts, have identified a "winner" and "loser" of the discussion. How can there be winners and losers about faith and values issues. Are we saying we have lost freedom to have individual spiritual beliefs and values? The difficulty in the forum is that McCain spoke mostly from script rather from his soul. What a sell job!

    August 17, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  15. Vig

    Yep, I intentionally missed the forum. When no women are represented, I consider that the greatest "moral failing" of organized religion, Presidential politics, media conglomerates and this country.

    August 17, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  16. Pepou

    McCain was pathetic. His comments on wealth in particular were insane. What an old fool !

    August 17, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  17. Ok

    You mean the forum that I didnt watch because I knew it would be an evangelical preacher feeding McBush easy questions. The guy knew that evangelicals were not falling in love with McSame, and this would be the way to get them on McBush's side. I have an idea! Let's have a did you cheat on your wife then dump her when she had an accident and then marry a beer heiress to pay your political ambitions forum?

    August 17, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  18. Glenn, Cary, NC

    The forum was an interesting format. Warren is pretty much an egomaniacal hustler as far as I can tell but posing more or less identical questions to the two candidates and letting them answer without a lot of badgering worked pretty well, I thought. Both candidates did well and viewers got a good long look at both of them. More of this, please, instead of the "gotcha" tactics of the media talking heads who are more interested in scoring points for their own resumes than in helping voters find out what they need to know.

    August 17, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  19. Mr Republican

    Where's Chuck Baldwin, Bob Barr and Cynthia McKinney? They are on the ballot also.

    August 17, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  20. Ron Democrat turned independent

    yes please listen to it yourself. the selected parts you are seeing on CNN is totally misleading, any other network is unlike CNN giving McCain a clear victory showing obama up as an inept eh ahwer

    August 17, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  21. LLB

    Did McCain know the questions in advance?

    When Warren was formulating one question to McCain (I think it was about abortion), McCain interrupted and asked: "Are we going to go back to the one about the Supreme Court justices?"

    That seems to be a clear indication that McCain did know the questions in advance.

    August 17, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  22. pat C.

    i could not bear to listen to McCain talk about himself for another hour. thanks but no thanks.

    August 17, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  23. ch's preformance was know...ah ..a, weak. of course you like one of and stammering.

    And the Obama vs. McCain polls – dead heat with McCain rising. Obama has outspent McCain in FL 1.8 million to zero yet McCain is still leading in FL.

    Democrats should really regret that Hillary is not their nominee (despite getting more votes).

    August 17, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  24. Matt, Chico, CA

    McCain clearly came out above Obama

    August 17, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  25. No Thanks

    Once is enough for me. Too much Warren and religion.

    August 17, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
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