September 26th, 2008
09:55 PM ET
14 years ago

Schneider: McCain scoring points

OXFORD, Mississippi (CNN) - McCain's scoring points on Obama's opposition to the so-called surge in Iraq, a buildup of forces that McCain vigorously supported.

Obama's argument is that McCain was wrong on going to war in Iraq. McCain's arguing that Obama was wrong on the surge.


Filed under: Bill Schneider
soundoff (102 Responses)
  1. Palin is not a champion for women's issues

    schneider i beg to differ!!!! If we never went in in the first place we won't be talking about the surge!!!....oh by the ways where are the WMDs

    September 26, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  2. J, Atlanta

    this ticker is so behind...its 956 and this was brought up 5 mins ago. what happened to minute by minute

    September 26, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  3. Mike, Land O Lakes, FL

    This is suppose to be McCain's turf, but they are doing about even.

    McCain better pick it up with the remaining half hour because he is not going to do well on the next two domestic debates.

    September 26, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  4. Kit

    Neither was right 100%. The question is how it will be handled moving forward.

    September 26, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  5. Maggie

    I disagree... Obama seems to be debating with McCain. McCain is debating with the moderator.

    September 26, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  6. 40-ish, White, Independent, Woman

    are you watching the same debate i am?

    September 26, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  7. Jane

    Uh oh– bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb bomb Iran and Johnny B Good has a scowl on his face.

    September 26, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  8. jonny

    Who cares about a surge. The surge did not win the war in Iraq, and is just a small move forward. It does not fix the big mistake of ever going into Iraq in the first place, and will not leave to "winning". There is no way to "win" that kind of war. Why put more money and people and deaths into surges when the most it could do it advance you a little.

    September 26, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  9. Sandra

    The surge isn't the issue. It's the STUPID judgement that sent us into that FOOLISH war. And McCain had that STUPID judgement.

    September 26, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  10. Diana NJ

    Yes and you want to hear what.... ... WE ALL KNOW WE SHOULD NOT HAVE GONE INTO IRAQ...... a surge...???? hum.... we should not have gone into a war of choice not preparing our sons to fight and kill those who did nothing to us..

    September 26, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  11. Tell the truth

    what are you watching?

    Obama is clearing winning

    September 26, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  12. the Economy_is _strong

    Yeah of course ! he is just scoring bad points!

    September 26, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  13. Denise in OKC

    You're wrong Bill

    September 26, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  14. Mac

    You drove the car in the ditch. Just because you figured out how to get it out, doesn't mean you have sound judgement

    September 26, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  15. pam from MI.

    this is such old news, comeon obama we know you opposed the war and the surge, lets get over that and get on with a real discussion.

    September 26, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  16. Janice Il

    He sure as hell is.

    September 26, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  17. Craig in Kansas

    I don't know that he is scoring points when you go back to the fact that the American people were lied to when we went into Iraq. We went on false pretenses thanks to this Republican President that John McCain is so attached to.

    September 26, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  18. chitowngal07

    Well he was wrong on the surge!!! How could Obama not acknowlege that he was wrong!!! Just like he is wrong for the country at this time!!!!

    September 26, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  19. Sandra

    Win WHAT??? Can somebody PLEASE tell me what we stand to WIN in Iraq? What win???!!! It frustrates me so to hear McCain continually talk about winning in Iraq, but what the heck is winning?

    September 26, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  20. Mary

    This surge business is getting old...we shouldn't be there in the first place, ergo McCain loses.

    September 26, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  21. Robert in Hartford, CT

    Really, the story tonight is how McCain is playing small ball with each issue, and does not get the big picture. A sinking ship requires big action, not fingers plugging leaks.

    September 26, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  22. Independent

    Iraq war was wrong, we need to get out and stop sending money to them, we need that money here to fix our economy.

    September 26, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  23. Roland

    Schnieder's working for Fox now?

    September 26, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  24. LGORE

    How can anyone vote for Senator Obama when he can't even pronounce the words Taliban and Pakistan.

    September 26, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  25. WAKE UP AMERICA

    CNN stop this. John McCain is not scoring points.

    September 26, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
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