October 7th, 2008
07:50 AM ET
14 years ago

Mainstreet USA: Nashville

ABOARD THE ELECTION EXPRESS
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The Election Express rolls into Nashville for the second presidential debate...and finds that the election isn't the biggest game in town.


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soundoff (196 Responses)
  1. Bob Indianapolis IN

    McSame better start learning the words to that old Hank Williams tune "Lost Highway" because after tonight, that's the road his Forked Tongue Express will be traveling...

    October 7, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  2. John in Ohio

    I can't believe the media is equating Obama's attacks with McCain's attacks.

    McCain's attacks: Obama is friends with terrorists and is dishonorable and dangerous for our troops.

    Obama's attacks: McCain was involved in a scandal that he is on record as having been involved in, and his recent erratic behavior shows that he has erratic behavior. Which has already been documented through McCain's years in the Senate.

    McCain's attacks: Lies
    Obama's attacks: Truth, and only brought up after the false lying attacks
    Media narrative: Both campaigns are "going negative" and both campaigns are in error.

    What a load of BS.

    October 7, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  3. Mike, FL

    I am praying and waiting for a day to see this incompotent and out of touch Republicans get thrown out!

    October 7, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  4. welches, oregon

    I sincerely hope when Barack Obama is our next president elect in 29 days, he'll work toward healing these racial differences.

    We are ALL Americans People. Let's do what is best for America.

    Obama/Biden 'till 2024

    October 7, 2008 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  5. SB in NoVA

    Barack the debate!

    Intentional, calm, cool, collected INTELLIGENCE will prevail! Lead the way Senator Obama!

    No. VA (you know, "communist country") is pulling for YOU!

    I'm voting for the SMART one!
    OBAMA/BIDEN 08 and beyond!!!!
    Turn VA Blue!

    October 7, 2008 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  6. ines

    Obama could come out on the debate stage with hair curlers and a bathrobe, and he's still getting my family's votes. The McCain-Palin ticket is the most bizarre thing I've ever seen.

    October 7, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  7. Michigan Voter

    Polls are meaningless, they had both Gore and Kerry ahead right before the 2000 and 2004 elections.

    As we've learned over and over, NEVER rely on polls to predict an election's outcome.

    When Americans actually vote, the results might not be what everyone's expecting.

    October 7, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  8. Democrat from AZ

    Mr "I'll pray for you all" where do you get your facts about Obama's ties to Saudis??? That is just plain dumb. Accusing without listing your source. I really would like to see some campaign reform when this election is over. Ms Palin claims to be Christian but acts like a demon with all her accusations. I am a Christian too and I "betcha" that there are alot of democratic Christians. Repuglicans should remember that while they demand that the world adhere to their views, that Christians are not suppose to judge anyone. GO OBAMA!!

    October 7, 2008 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  9. TKW- New Mexico

    This will not tell me anything new. I've voting for Barack Obama, I don't need another debate. McSlime and his pitbull need to crawl back in their caves.

    October 7, 2008 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  10. SB in NoVA

    BTW ... Nashville and the state of TN is largely Republican territory, isn't it?? Isn't this a Q&A debate?? Do you hear the Dems crying over this like the Repukes did over Gwen Ifill??? "Life's not fair" WAAA WAAA WAAA ... give me a BREAK!! What entitled and prejudice babies!

    I'm voting for the SMART one!
    OBAMA/BIDEN 08 and beyond!!
    Turn VA Blue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 7, 2008 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  11. Nash

    McCain/Palin 08

    I wish every city could be like Nashville, then maybe our country wouldn't have so many problems.

    October 7, 2008 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  12. truckers for mccain

    John McCain has been open and honest about the Keating matter, and even the Democratic special counsel in charge recommended that Senator McCain be completely exonerated. By contrast, Barack Obama has been fundamentally dishonest about his friendship and work with the unrepentant terrorist William Ayers, whose radical group bombed the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol. Nor has Barack Obama come clean on his close friendship with Tony Rezko, a felon convicted on bribery charges who subsidized the purchase of Barack Obama’s home. It's obvious that Barack Obama is frantically attacking because he knows that most voters find these kinds of friendships, and the failed judgment they expose, to be unacceptable for our next president.

    October 7, 2008 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  13. the queen56

    McCain/Palin what are you two smoking????? Come up and take a fresh breath of air. Do either of you realize the US has/is gone to hell. McCain spend your money trying to help someone instead of digging up old dirt......Oh! but you are old. Sorry I forgot.

    Senator Obama / Biden wipe they both out!!!!

    October 7, 2008 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  14. arc, Lugano CH

    Educated people aren't swayed by the lies of an elderly, sickly old man and his attack dog of no bite but of endless unintelligible bark.

    Burn, McCain, and you know where.

    October 7, 2008 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  15. tulsa

    I saw McCain and Obama excerpts from their stump peech and press meeting respectivly this morning.

    Once again, McCain said " we're in trouble, I know how to fix it"

    Obama on the other hand, gave 4 points of a plan to actually do something.

    That's why he will get my vote.

    Substance over rhetoric.

    October 7, 2008 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  16. Mikey

    Three events yesterday:

    McCain has begun to try to cast doubts regarding Obama's motives – after tearing into Obama's character and saying "who is the Barack Obama" and audience member shouted "Terrorist!"

    A uniformed officer introduced Sarah Palin saying that "Barack HUSSEIN Obama had something coming on Nov. 4".

    Then Palin who has now brought up Wright and Ayers and said of an Obama Presidency "I am just so fearful", brought up Obama's tie to Ayers and an audience member shouted "Kill him!".

    The McCain camp has disgustingly descended even further in the tone of their rhetoric. They are now openly and deliberately stoking hate and fear and praying on deep-seeded biases. I understand the Presidency is a big prize, but is it really worth descending into such an abyss? They should be ashamed of themselves, and at this point, so SHOULD ANYONE WHO VOTES FOR THIS SLIMEY PAIR !!!!!!!

    October 7, 2008 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  17. Cuban-mami-4-OBAMA

    I want to comment on the article at the top of the Political Ticker, about an Obama ad saying that McCain is lying.

    I am glad that Sen. Obama has an ad telling Americans about the LIES that McCain & Palin are spewing!

    Its disturbing that a man (McCain) who wants to be president finds it SO EASY to LIE! Wasn't this what BUSH did to enter into war with Iraq?

    LET'S TALK ABOUT THE ISSUES, THE RECORD & FAILURES OF THE REPUBLICANS. LET'S MAKE SURE THAT AMERICA WILL NOT BE FOOLED AGAIN!

    October 7, 2008 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  18. Vincent, Great Lakes, Illinois

    Republican supporters of Palin/McCain are rabid. Their lack of moral judgment when it comes to their actions is uncomprehensible. Shouting to "kill him" is rather out there to say the least. This is nothing new, I heard the same at the restaurant I was at on Saturday. The lies are out of control and the people who believe them shouldn't have the opportunity to vote.

    October 7, 2008 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  19. G-man

    Mavericks for Obama/Biden!

    October 7, 2008 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  20. Nelson Colorado Springs Co

    I hope Sen Obama stay on message and continue talking about the unemployment. Stay on the economy and what you can do for the furture of Amercia. But just in case you mite want Sen McCain or Palin ask what religion Gov Palin belong to. oon one have ask this question. Then ask Sarah Palin when the Witch Doctor preform his Religious Ritual over her what demon or devil he cast out , America mite want to know. Go Obama/Biden

    October 7, 2008 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  21. mostebo

    Has any one noticed that Mc Cain has NOT worn a flag pin for many weeks? He critized Obama for not doing the same.........some thing about being a PATRIOT...................hmmm!

    October 7, 2008 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  22. mr.g

    i pray for you all ,please do that because it is going to hard for some people to accept the idea of what used to be an enslaved race will now be running the united states of america. things will change and NO we will not ask for restitution for the ills of the past.america will finally be for the people by the people one nation under GOD.

    October 7, 2008 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  23. Bullwinkle kicked Palin Out of Alaska

    @Barbara – 65 yr old white female in NC October 6th, 2008 8:13 pm ET

    That will be 7 more wasted votes. Repeat after me "President Barack Obama". Good! Keep saying that. It has a nice ring to it. It will not be as scary as you think. You will get used to it. LOL

    Obama-Biden 08

    October 7, 2008 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  24. JOANN

    @ I PRAY FOR YOU ALL...

    STOP SPREADING OUT & OUT LIES.....THE SAUDI'S DID NOT HELP OBAMA GET INTO HARVARD....YOU PEOPLE ARE CRAZIER THAN I THOUGHT....YOU HATEMONGERS.....

    October 7, 2008 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  25. Jim in NJ

    John McCain's idea of a real recession:
    Selling the 8th house in California for a loss and his wife only pulling in 99 million dollars this year!

    Times are tough Johnny we all have to make those tough sacrifices!

    Don't worry though because Barack Obama and Joe Biden are on the way!

    October 7, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
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