October 7th, 2008
07:50 AM ET
6 years ago

Mainstreet USA: Nashville

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The Election Express rolls into Nashville for the second presidential debate...and finds that the election isn't the biggest game in town.


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  1. Linda from Prescott AZ

    McCain and Palin are horrifying in what they are trying to do. Their groundless statements and inuendo should alert people that No it is not Country First for McCAin, it is I want to be president at any cost"

    October 7, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  2. Pat

    I hope both candidates will try to stick to the subject tonight. We want to hear about the economy, and other topics that effect us on Main street and our side streets, We don't want to be lumped together as Hockey Moms and Joe Sixpacks (a term I find offensive) We are people with real struggles with high gas prices, lost jobs, higher grocery prices, poor or no health care benefits in the face of rising health care costs. To refer to us as Joe Sixpack makes us all sound like a bunch of rednecks who have nothing better to do than sit around and drink beer and talk about how great everything in America is. (It may seem that way after a few beers but get with reality people.)

    October 7, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  3. a southern bell for OBAMA

    WELCOME TO NASHVILLE MR. PRESIDENT.

    AMERICANS DON'T VOTE STUPID & HATE. WE

    DESPERATELY NEED LOTS OF INTELLIGENCE & SOME LOVE.

    October 7, 2008 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  4. A dog barks in berkley round

    I dont consider Nashville main street ,sorry.It doesnt have the diversity of opinion needed for that title.Its still a redneck run city with more cultures than before,but they dont have a voice in government.

    October 7, 2008 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  5. Bat-242

    Ever notice how the liberals always revert to calling republicans racist when they have nothing left to defend an issue such as Obama's friends and cohorts, his lack of experience/judgement on everything. And now this HJ like programs of his which is frightening.

    October 7, 2008 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  6. John in Ohio

    Palin is married to a secessionist who hates America and thinks Alaska should secede from the US. Todd Palin has been a member of the Alaska Independence Party, whose motto is "Alaska First, Alaska Always". If Barack or Michelle Obama had been in a group that had a motto "Chicago First, Chicago Always", you can bet you'd hear about it. Palin and her husband are anti-American. Notice how whenever she isn't wearing her big gaudy flag pin, she's wearing a big gaudy pin that says "ALASKA". And McCain doesn't wear any pin at all.

    Who is putting Country First? Not McCain-Palin.

    October 7, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  7. truckers for mccain

    I smell the reek of something bad underneath these Obama bloggers posts. I smell groups of hired Democrat hitmen sitting behind their computers being fed smear tactic quips so they can submit them to all blogs that come up. This is an orchestrated effort to sway the vote. We all see the TRUTH about Obama and it exposes him for the Socialist Liberal that he truely is. And you cannot blog it away! In your face!

    October 7, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  8. Bob Indianapolis IN

    Hey Sarah,

    "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor."

    IT'S THE NINTH COMMANDMENT!

    EVER HEARD OF IT? Or are we too busy talking in tongues and casting out witches to get back to the basics???

    October 7, 2008 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  9. Obama operates on love of America

    I would like to ask who chose the debate venues.. hardly fair. You send Barack first time to Klan country , now red neck Nashville.. how fair is that? It is okay though because Obama has the goods..he operates on his love of America and his belief in change and hope. Goodness will reign in America again. McCain and Palin have so much hate, anger and bitterness they make no room for change. New life and hope cannot grow where there is so much negative energy. I cannot wait for November 4th. PLEASE POST! Thanks

    October 7, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  10. Gone

    When all is said and done, Obama goes down in November because of two issues that won’t go away:

    1. Jeremiah Wright
    2. Michelle Obama

    While speaking in tongues for nearly two years now - and since voters REALLY don’t know much about Obama –or what he REALLY stands for - these two issues will stick!

    October 7, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  11. Mark, MD

    My first question to McCain would be–Why is Sarah Palin breaking the law by not answering her subpoena? My next question would be about his wife's absent tax returns.

    What do you think would happen if other Americans ignored subpoenas. Sarah should respond and Karl Rove, but I guess they're above the people.

    Obama/Biden 08

    October 7, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  12. AMERICA

    @Carole October 7th, 2008 11:10 am ET

    All Americans have been praying since Bush was elected and got us into an unjust war in Iraq, leading to thousands of American deaths....and the Repugs have gotten us into this nightmare of an economy....high gas prices....stock market downturns....housing market collapse....job losses....and now McBush? We ARE prayed out!
    God help us..........

    October 7, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  13. X-Republican in Texas for Obama

    McCain keeps telling us " we're in trouble, I know how to fix it". Well, how do you expect to fix it Sen. McCain ? All we hear from you and your pit bull every time you open your mouths is smears and lies. But I guess when you don't have a plan about the economy or anything else that is affecting the American people all you have left is to attack your opponents in the hopes that Americans will fall for it. Guess what McCain we are smarter than that. Can't wait till early voting opens Oct 20Th. I will be at the polls first thing in the morning to vote for the next President and VP. Obama/Biden.

    October 7, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  14. Ike from PA

    You know, you McCain supporters who disrespect the American legacy by shouting, fear mongering, and lying are only trying to run the same ole tactics from decades ago. If you haven't noticed, America is not listening to you this time. We've been lead down this road before. It is evident in the polls, that no one is listening to you. Try getting NEW and POSITIVE ideas to make the case that your man or your party deserves to be in power. How about trying to recruit young people, diverse people, forward thinking people before your party becomes extinct!

    October 7, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  15. Gadissa

    Waht else MacCain knows exept Bomb Bomb and we will stay 100 years. Obama said this and that. Creat a future program. MacCain you are not going to win by smearing the campaign from the real point. While you are talking about Obama's behaviour when he was child the country is going ahead with Obama who has a vission for the future. Stop your bitterness and show us a little honest. Red is turning blues. What about that? I meean Arizona is turning blue to if you don't stop your bitterness.

    October 7, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  16. Baze

    Only fraud can save the McCain/Palin ticket now. They talk about terrorism, and yet they're inciting a mob mentality upon their consistuents. If they become the minority opinion with a destructive cult mentality, then who will be the terrorist then?

    ONE NATION

    October 7, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  17. KEATINGECONOMICS.COM

    I just hope Obama has extra security, after all those calls for his death yesterday at McCain and Palin rallies. Reminded me of another time in history when a crowd demanded somone be crucified.

    October 7, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  18. JIMBISCIELLO

    THIS IS REALLY SIMPLE-
    MC CAIN IS AN ANGRY OLD MAN- YOU CAN EVEN SEE IT IN THE INTERACTION WITH HIS OWN WIFE
    WE HAVE BEEN FOOLED BY BUSH- SHAME ON HIM- IF WE GET FOOLED AGAIN BY MC CAIN – SHAME ON US.
    SARAH PALIN IS A JOKE- A SKIRT WITH NO SUBSTANCE- WIND UP THIS BARBIE DOLL AND SHE WILL DO AND SAY ANYTHING THAT HER HANDLERS TELL HER TO SAY.
    SHE SHOULD BE AT HOME TEACHING SEX EDUCATION TO HER CHILDREN- SHE SHOULD LEAVE THE WOLVES AND THE CARIBOU ALONE. DO NOT GET FOOLED BY THE GOLLY GEE DAISY MAE AW SHUCKS ROUTINE. SHE IS DANGEROUSLY STUPID...
    SHE REPRESENTS THE WORST OF AMERICA PLAIN AND SIMPLE

    October 7, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  19. JJ

    FRANKLIN RAINES – Raines works for the Obama Campaign as Chief Economic Advisor
    TIM HOWARD – Howard is also a Chief Economic Advisor to Obama
    JIM JOHNSON – Johnson is Senior Obama Finance Advisor and was selected to run Obama's Vice Presidential Search Committee

    FORMER OFFICERS OF FANNIE MAE AND LEHMAN BROTHERS, FOUND GUILTY OF WRONG DOING.

    OBAMA PLANS ON CLEANING UP THE MESS –

    Would you trust the men who tore Wall Street down to build the New Wall Street?

    October 7, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  20. Barack The Vote People

    The third debate is in New York.

    Yes, I agree, of all the people to talk about character, Palin has a lot of nerve. She's the only one of the four candidates who has a subpoena. Hello?

    October 7, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  21. California Gold

    Both candidates are good on their feet. It just comes down to whether or not McCain dances around the issues like he has done since he cinched the Republican nomination. He wasted weeks while Hillary and Barack campaigned down to the last primary. Obama has continued since Primary election days to campaign on the issues. McCain wasted time and now has no answers. He didn't even see the looming crisis on the horizon. Will see if he can even converse about solutions. America is waiting.

    October 7, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
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