October 3rd, 2010
11:15 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama is the main theme of Kentucky Senate debate

(CNN) - President Barack Obama was a central theme of a televised debate Sunday between Kentucky's two U.S. Senate candidates.

Rand Paul, the Tea Party backed Republican who beat a mainstream GOP opponent in the primary, accused Democratic nominee Jack Conway of hewing to Obama's agenda at the risk of the nation's economic stability.

"I think this election really is about the president's agenda," Paul said "Do you support the president's agenda or do you not support it? I think his agenda's wrong for America. I will stand up against President Obama's agenda. And I think that's what people in Kentucky want.

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Filed under: 2010 • Jack Conway • Kentucky • Rand Paul
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  1. Jen

    Of course when you're Rand Paul, someone who wants to take social security and put it into the hands of Wall Street, you have to deflect from your own terrible, terrible policies.

    October 3, 2010 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  2. vic, Nashville TN

    This debate like you are playing in home ground with full of own supporters for Rand Paul

    What you expect form FOX , Fox agenda is Obama

    October 3, 2010 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  3. barry

    The election in November is about Obama. You either want to see our country continue to spiral out of control or not. Obama has put us in bankruptcy.

    October 3, 2010 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  4. Anonymous

    Where were these baggers when the ecnomy was shedding nearly a million jobs a month, health care was straight out of control, business was going under everywhere and who wasnt was high jacking the american people with high gas prices. Mogage rates etc because of deregulation. Where this country would be if obama didnt step in and now the country is growing. Be proud democrats.

    October 3, 2010 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  5. Four and The Door

    When American voters send Democratic Senators and Governors packing next month, there will be no denying that President Obama is a key reason for it all. Not only has he been irresponsible managing our country's wealth just when we needed it to be manged very closely, but he has taken the Office of President down several notches by making everything he does based on partisan politics. The Office is supposed to be above that. When it is not, it rips our country apart. Look around you. This is what you see happening.

    October 3, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  6. stufthis

    The country was spiraling out of control, and as a result, we elected a person who will fix it. Every policy that President Obama has put in place will help Americans. The wealthy republicans have turned their back on 95% of us. Their unfunded tax cuts, unfunded wars, unfunded bank bailouts, and deregulations of Wall Street, big oil, and big insurance are what put us on the road to a near depression. I wish the right wingnuts would admit that they do not want to help the uninsured, the unemployed, retirees, the military, police, firemen, children, teachers, and those below the poverty level.

    October 3, 2010 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  7. malabar

    Idiots shudve pickd hillary. 2 big groups of people ruined it 4 everyone. misogynsts and the women who hate hillary, and i ran into more of the latter group than the former. women might be the biggest obstacle for electing a female prez. Obama cannot lead without everyone bowing at his feet and treating his speech like gospel, thats why its easy to campaign against him. he makes sure every1 knws how much better he is than the unwashed masses and in this country, if ur not with us ur against us. so later

    October 3, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |