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

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

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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. Doris,Memphis,TN

    It is evident that Rick Warren had given John McSpeedy Answer the
    questions. He even mentioned the question about the Supreme Court
    Justices before he was asked. How did he know about that question
    if he was in a sound proof booth and had never seen the questions.
    Barack though about the questions before answering them and was
    very humble and honest. He is the type of President Americans want,
    a thinker. This reminds me of the ABC debates with the commentors
    in the bed with the Clintons. It didn't work then and it won't work now.
    The American people can see straight through this farce. John McCain stated that "vouchers works". Senator before you talk about
    poor teachers, brush up on your English. What do we do with poor
    Presidential Candidates like you? We send them back to their ranch.

    August 17, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  2. The Nightingale Sings in Berkley Square

    If you like abortions, you will love Obama. He would even have his daughter have one, I've heard. Under his leadership, you probably could go to the five and dime and pick up one.

    He is certainly risky and it would be a gamble for him to be in charge.

    Obama also likes the taxes. The more the merrier. He will tax you and spend your money. Probably on a vacation to Hawaii where he can body surf.

    McCain will protect your wallet, your values and your country. With Obama it would be a gamble. I don't want to gamble with my life and my country.

    August 17, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  3. Donna from Colorado Springs

    I didn't watch the forum because I knew exactly which way it would be slanted. McBush and the good reverend filled the audience with people who agree with them, period. I'm sure that Obama never had the chance to get his point across like McBush did. I did hear that McBush spent a great deal of time talking his time in a prison camp. We all know the story and what a hero he was, but what does that have to do with TODAY! He lives in the past and is totally out of touch with the economic problems we have NOW.Does the country really want four more years of Bush? That's exactly what they're going to get if they vote for McBush.

    August 17, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  4. Irene

    I'll finish (pressed submit too soon, excuse)......

    JUST WHAT is "cone of silence"?????

    August 17, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  5. julius morris


    August 17, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  6. vicky

    I was dissapointed in the forum as it was allowed to become a platform for McCain's political speeches and for him to once again tell of his ordeal while captured, his way of playing on the sympathy of an audience which he hopes will result in votes. He is not the only war prisoner who suffered. Do Americans owe him the presidency for that? If this was a gathering of evangelicals why did Warren allow him to sidestep questions. Some are saying McCain won like this was an Olympic event. McCain claims he is sorry about his divorce. let's ask his wife about that remark. I could not believe his performance. At least Obama kept his dignity and did not advocate war. This situation between Georgia and Russia is scary and a cool head is required not one that says Bomb! Bomb! is the answer.

    August 17, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  7. TJ Williams

    "Pastor" Rick straight up LIED. McCain was not in a cone of silence. He didn't arrive until30 minutes later. The whole thing was a lie set up to make McCain look good. America has been duped again by MSM.
    CNN, MSNBC, FOX, all should be ashamed to promote this farce.

    August 17, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  8. SurrealPumpkin

    Where is the transcript of the program?

    August 17, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  9. Proud Republican

    Obama did well, but McCain rocked!

    I think this and the debates comming up will push McCain ahead of Obama. There are polls out there that show McCain and Obama in a dead tie. Most of the still undecideds are inependents. They like to decide for themselves which candiate to vote. They tend to ignor campagn adds that try to tell them who to choice, they know most adds are distortions and biased. They wait for events like this and the debates to make up their minds. And McCain is a long time favorite of many independents. They like how he has taken the heat from many in his own party for his moderate stand on issues such as campagn reform, illegal immigaration, global warming and many others. If he delivers in the debates as he did in this forum, the undecided independents should flow to him and he will further unite the Republican base. His blend of moderate and conservative positions appear to be the perfect storm to wash over the Obama campaign.

    August 17, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  10. PAW, CA

    Interesting.....I read the individual bits by Candy Crowley and Bill Schneider prior to watching the interviews.....from reading Candy and Bill's storylines I would have thought that the interviews were indeed conducted in a fair and balanced way.....I would have thought that "McCain was on his game", as Candy said and I would have concluded that McCain had been given the answers prior to the forum.

    After watching the interviews with (almost) the same questions being asked of each, I came away with this:

    Obama is a much deeper thinker, considering each question prior to answer. Obama is much more interested in serving ALL the people of this country.

    McCain seemed to have indeed been given a list of the questions in advance. It seemed that the rehearsals he and his handlers surely held prior to this forum, in which they practice answering questions which MIGHT be asked, did indeed contain the real questions. Otherwise, McCain would have not been so quick and sure of how to best answer for this crowd. McCain is cut and dried in his opinions and less likely to consider new information.....we have experienced that attitude for 7+ years. Hasn't worked.

    I found it interesting that Obama was asked right up front to not "stump", but when McCain spoke he looked right at the audience, said "My friends....." and stumped away,,,,Pastor Warren never mentioned to McCain that stump speeches were not welcome.

    The body language from Pastor Warren was very telling also.....with Obama he was visibally uncomfortable with some of the answers, sitting up in his chair, adjusting his jacket, looking for the end of that subject......with McCain his was less so, sitting back in his chair and letting McCain tell stories at will. This was indeed a McCain crowd.....several of McCain's answers were obviously aimed directly at that crowd, containing no sincerity whatsoever. I am more convinced than ever that Obama is the right choice for this country at this time.

    August 17, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  11. Kent Fitzsimmons,Kewanee, IL

    Get ready to witness an old man caught in his own mind and still reliving the Vietnam War from so many years ago. I for one do not want a President that will make dicisions based on things that happened 40 years ago. The Vietnam War is over McCain.............go home and this time don't cheat on your wife..................

    August 17, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
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