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. Denise From Tennessee

    Why is McCain so focused on the past and not the present.? I have watched and listened to the debate but he keeps bringing up items that have happened years ago? for me that is the past and I personally don't think he is scoring points as most of the voters now live in the future

    September 26, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  2. MarioB. from Berlin for OBAMA/BIDEN

    I think Obama does better than McCain, so I think I have to disagree with you, Bill

    September 26, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  3. chitowngal07

    Foreign policy was linked with global finances of course they are both tied on is perceived to be strong on one issue and the other on the other issue.......

    September 26, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  4. Working Mom

    Shut up Schnieder! Your trying to push you bias and bigoted opinion on the rest of us who are clear able to watch the debate and make up our own minds! McCain is showing what a lier and egomanic he is...

    September 26, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  5. Jason, Indianapolis

    McCain is an idiot! McCain isn't even answering the question....it's a round a round we go, let me spin my words to sound like I know what I'm saying! What a loser!

    September 26, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  6. Revi

    Why is there no mention of us paying the Iraqis not to fight? Also, why is John just repeating parts of his stump speech.

    September 26, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  7. Pierre

    McCain scoring points.... Obama scoring points...... and when are they supposed to start debating and exchange ideas instead of showing us their attack ads ?

    September 26, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  8. matt

    i have mccain on mute.

    September 26, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  9. Dr. J

    John McCain and these stories. Deal with the issues. You would not have to tell these stories if you did not go into Iraq! Liars!!

    September 26, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  10. Jay

    You win some, you loose some and some are a draw. It still does not change the spots on the leopard.

    September 26, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  11. rachel

    McCain is doing a good job, and obama supporters would never admit so dont look for them too.

    September 26, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  12. MM

    "dishonor" "dishonor" "dishonor" - that's all McCain is about. Well it was a dishonor to go into Iraq in the first place and that is something he can't admit.

    September 26, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  13. Mike S.

    I agree, McCain is talking to the moderator, Obama is talking to America.

    Obama's strategy of ticking McCain off seems to be working. A lot of jaw grinding and rosy faces.

    September 26, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  14. Jenny

    Obama is focusing on going into Iraq – a vote he didn't particate in because he was in Illinois. Anyone can be right in hinesight, but we don't need somebody who has figured out events he watched on CNN....we need somebody who figures out how to resolve current and future events, somethinghe has never done.

    September 26, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  15. Kit

    Can we just stop sending our boys and girls into the mouth of the dragon just to satisfy the armchair warmongers.

    September 26, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  16. boone

    Obama is a joke when it comes to foreign policy. Simply speaking about what he had been briefed on by his campaign advisors- not experience.

    September 26, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  17. The Patriot

    Hey, stop using our soldiers as your 'special' friends................both of you! Only one of you on that stage know anything about serving your country in a foreign land. I am not a supporter of either. But shut the heck up about WE WERE WRONG TO GO INTO IRAQ guess what? W\e are there so deal w/ that, hindsight is 20/20

    September 26, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  18. liz

    I am frustrated with listening to McCain speak about Iraq!!! Does he even know that Gen. Petreaus is not the General any longer??? My fiance is there serving and I am digusted with McCain right now!!!

    September 26, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  19. Why do you never post my comments?

    Love the pink tie, Obama.

    September 26, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  20. tillman

    HEART STRING TUGGING, IS OLD MC CAIN.

    September 26, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  21. Nikk

    Look, McCan't: Didn't you hear what Obama said? We wouldn't be talking about the surge in Iraq if Bush/Cheney/Rice didn't lie about WMDs being in Iraq.

    September 26, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  22. ABrown

    McCain is partially right about the surge; however, Obama is right the war in Iraq should have never happened.

    September 26, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  23. Zach

    Im curious as to how he is GAINING points? Yes Sen. Obama opposed the surge, at least he took a stance on what he thought was right. The fact that he STILL says that if he had to do it over he would vote against it, shows more character than Sen. McCain saying he still thinks it was a good idea to go to war in the first place!

    September 26, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  24. KS

    Maggie,

    You are right. Obama is talking straight to McCain ever since Jim insisted at the start they should be talking directly and not through him.

    September 26, 2008 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  25. i beg to differ!

    i disagree with you, Bill....

    September 26, 2008 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
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