October 15th, 2008
09:21 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: Obama doesn't answer question

HEMPSTEAD, New York (CNN) - Obama is once again not answering the question about which programs he will cut.

He says that he will go through the budget line by line and eliminate the programs that don't work...but he won't specifically name any.

McCain is also avoiding specifics on this issue. Why can't they just acknowledge that if the economy is in a slump they will have to delay rolling out new projects and spending, and then they'll try and get them done when the economy picks up again?

soundoff (73 Responses)
  1. Adam

    Why doesn't your title say McCain didn't answer the question either then?

    October 15, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  2. LTC

    I think Obama is doing great. He knows that we are in a depression ans will have to cut everything!

    October 15, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  3. Smarter than the GOP

    McCain is ditching every question... he keeps trying to talk personal to us, when he sounds like a blank robot

    October 15, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  4. trina

    Well how would you know what you are going to cut until you look at all the programs.

    What in the heck is he talking about wiht John Lewis?

    October 15, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  5. KJL

    Can't imagine either of these guys knows exactly what they will do until they consult many experts and see what they have to work with. McCain is pretty dim when it comes to finance. He has so much money he doesn't care.

    October 15, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  6. Mike, Syracuse NY

    Obama give a straight answwer? Good luck with that. It's never happened yet.

    October 15, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  7. Shawn

    McCain said he was against torture yet he supported the Bush but McCain supported Bush veto of bill banning harsh interrogation .

    October 15, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  8. Independent for Obama

    Don't you have to look at the budget first to know what programs to cut????

    October 15, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  9. amandazz

    McCain is writing down the questions so he doesnt forget in the two minutes Obama answers. McCain threw the first punch. and by the way McCain let his rallies get of hand and said nothing, and because he said something once he says he said it all the time. Mr. McCain, yet another lie.

    October 15, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  10. MikeH

    Headline "Obama doesn't answer question"

    Fine Print "McCain doesn't answer question either"

    Whoever is composing the ticker headlines tonight appears to be a Republican operative. You're too late though.

    October 15, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  11. S. Boatman

    Mccain Sounds Like He Is Going To Cry!

    October 15, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  12. RS-Texas

    PEACE = PROSPERITY = DEVELOPMENT OF U.S. INFRASTRUCTURE

    WAR = PROSPERITY = PROFITABILITY FOR WAR MONGERERS

    YOU CHOOSE!!!!!!!

    October 15, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  13. AJ

    Nobody wants to hear about spending cuts lol. Its not a fun topic. I'm thinking Obama will have to delay his health care initiatives when he takes office. Sorry Hil. But I dont' blame him, we need to get this economy up and running.

    Go Obama

    October 15, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  14. Danielle

    I want to know what Obamas name is. I have heard his middle name is Hussian? I think he should come clean about his name. After all we are named for our family our friends and our familys heros.
    I would not vote for a man that tries to lie about his name.
    Would he think he could be sworn in office and still hide his full name. this needs to be fixed!!!! Danielle

    October 15, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  15. MISSISSIPPI FOR OBAMA

    Mccain sucks, if he wins America goes down the drain with Mccain. Mccain is getting irritated...lol hahahahaha Mccain is spending more time attacking Obama and not talking about the issues, Mccain is such a liar.

    Vote Obama/Biden 08

    October 15, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  16. foxrun

    Funny to call a man who defended his country a loser. I wonder if you would do the same. Those of us that have placed our lives on the line, as to provide a country that allows you to continue to cut down a person with McCain's diginity...WOW...look in the mirror...look in the mirror. What do you see...LOSER

    October 15, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  17. Paul

    McCain continues to use the same sentances he used in the second debate, no new ideas, same word for word... move on

    October 15, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  18. earlean

    I think mccain is rambling and I think that obama are answering questions and I don't think that obama campaign is negative

    October 15, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  19. GJ

    McCain is going to pop a vein before this night is over...scary stuff!!!

    October 15, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  20. GObama

    What??? OH yeah, it's Schneider again....

    October 15, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  21. bruce

    McCain keeps saying the same cliches as he has for weeks....He is trying to make points for the sake of making them, with no detail or depth of explanation.

    October 15, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  22. Michelle

    You can only predict so much before you get in office. If he gets in there and doesn't make things better, he'll be out in 4 years. It's as simple as that. We should have done that with Bush and we wouldn't be where we are right now.

    October 15, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  23. bill kamal

    obama is so smooth, and mccain seems so old and lame. what a difference. obama has a total grasp of the issues, and mccain goes back to old slogans and half-truths. Obama is killing Mccain.

    October 15, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
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