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. Pumpkin Eater

    I still don't understand why the economic crisis is being blamed on the Republicans. The Democrats control the congress, and have for the last 2 years. Has anybody told them? They didn't even seem to know there was a crisis until President Bush went on the air to tell the nation. They didn't even want to take any action unless they could get the majority of Republicans to go along, and the Democrats are in the majority. How can John McCain be blamed for wanting to do something about a financial crisis that is now affecting the entire world? How can Obama and his party be praised for not even acknowledging a crisis, and then not wanting to actively take charge even though they are in the majority?

    October 7, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  2. Gtnaustin

    Has anoyone taken noticed that the McCain camp has not ONCE ackowledged that Senator Biden's mother-in-law died? I mean come on folks - you can be politcal rivals but to put forth such a severe lack of common decency and courtesy - are those the ethics and morals we really want in a President?

    October 7, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  3. Sherry P.

    Bullwinkle, Barbara in NC said she and her family (all 7) are voting for Obama. Did you misread her comments? The numbers she posted also favor Obama if all Dems vote for him, even if he doesn't pick up any independents, which he most likely will.

    Go Obama/Biden!

    October 7, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  4. God Bless America

    McCain will probably ask for a moment of silence to let "ELIVIS IN THE BUILDING"! LOL

    October 7, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  5. mitch

    tennessee is full of racially biased white folks. just like here in arkansas.

    October 7, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  6. Jon151

    John McCain should do one last honorable and good thing for his country and lose this election. Palin is a joke, the RNC is a joke. they will not have another president in white house for 100 years after this. and they can than George Bush for that.

    October 7, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  7. bobbi

    I LOVE NASHVILLE, VOTE OBAMA-BIDEN!

    October 7, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  8. You Can Run But You Can Not Hide!

    "jr smith": Obama is a liar. We cannot trust his words.

    Did Obama lie about McCain being part of Keating Five that costed tax payers over 125 Billion dollars? Obama relationships never costed Taxpayers a dime, that is the difference!
    McCain's relationship retired Army Maj. Gen. John Singlaub right-wing fellow at the head of Iran-Contra scandal, costed USA prestige, money, and lives of latin Americans, but none of Obama relationships with anybody costed USA or Taxpayers a dime , that is the difference!

    LIES LIES LIES! It will come back to hunt McCain/Palin!

    October 7, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  9. Rick

    pumpkin eater: The current crisis has its cause in the climate of deregulation that goes back to Gramm Rudman in 1999 which John McCAin co sponsored. The Bush years saw that climate of deregulation only get worse. With decent oversight and regulatory enforcement, this may have been avoided. There is blame on both sides, but the budget that appropriates dollars to the enforcement agencies has been in Bush hands since 2000.

    October 7, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  10. wycliffe, NJ

    obama hatred at McCain Palin rallies......terrorist, kill him

    October 7, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  11. Dr. Mimi De La Cruz for OBAMA

    MEMO TO OUR NEW PRESIDENT:

    WE LOVE & RESPECT YOU, AND

    NO MORE HONORS FOR MCGREEDY.

    HE DOESN'T RECIPROCATE AND

    HE CERTAINLY DOESN'T DESERVE THEM.

    October 7, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  12. Glenn; North Carolina

    Only 28 days until "We the People" decide whether or not we want more of the same, or we "Run them out on a rail!" Focus on the issues, not the rhetoric and we will win. Remember, together YES WE CAN!

    October 7, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  13. Moose Pies

    I thought I would NEVER see a politician that I disliked more than BUSH. Then,suddenly over the horizon comes Gidget on Mooseback. Spreading lies,stupidty and hate.

    Wow! A party of two of histories worst candidates- Bush and Palin.

    The US Presidential election is a joke to the world. How could candidates for the highest offices in America be is bad as McCain and Palin?
    Ubeleivable! Only in America?
    Obama 08

    October 7, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  14. A chicken sings in Johns yard

    Looks like over-population in Nashville to me,a subject everyone is afraid to touch.Maybe its time to close the wide open border?

    October 7, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  15. kenny cole

    Only a fool would vote for maccain,nothing but a fool

    October 7, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  16. Debby

    I agree polls mean nothing Kerry was ahead of Bush right till election day. Bottom line if people want to be taxed to death on top of the bailout vote Obama. If you don't want your taxes rasied and even get a little incentive back vote McCain. Investors on Wall Street are laying low because they don't want to be taxed on their capital gains if by chance Obama gets in. Obama can tout the big companies making money, but they employ thousands of people and if they are going to see higer payroll, capital gains because Obama wants to give these tax cuts, there will be more and more layoffs after the election he gets in.

    Obama=taxes
    McCain= no tax hike

    October 7, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  17. David Goldman for OBAMA

    LOVE NASHVILLE.

    LOVE OBAMA.

    LOVE MY HURTING AMERICA,

    AND ALL AMERICANS IN IT.

    LETS HOPE FOR SOME RAIN AFTER MCGREEDY

    LEAVES TO GIVE YOU A MUCH NEEDED CLEANSING.

    October 7, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  18. ANGIE

    palins=HATE AMERICA! AIG AIG= ANTI=AMERICAN INDEPENDENT GROUP IN ALASKA come on cnn you claim keeping them honest please do investigate into the palins anti-american group and how the HATE AMERICA and dont want alaska part of it CNN KEEP THEM HONEST!

    October 7, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  19. Tim

    This is very creepy and just goes to show you Palin's appear to men.

    Richard A. Lowry is editor of National Review and a syndicated columnist. He regularly appears on the Fox News Channel. He has guest-hosted on Hannity and Colmes and Fox & Friends, and is a guest panelist on PBS's The McLaughlin Group and Fox News Watch.
    This is what this creep said about the Sarah Palin debate with Joe Biden…

    A very wise TV executive once told me that the key to TV is projecting through the screen. It's one of the keys to the success of, say, a Bill O'Reilly, who comes through the screen and grabs you by the throat. Palin too projects through the screen like crazy.I'm sure I'm not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, "Hey, I think she just winked at me." And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America. This is a quality that can't be learned; it's either something you have or you don't, and man, she's got it

    October 7, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  20. David Goldman for OBAMA

    MCSHAME WAS PART OF THE KEATING FIVE !!!!!!

    GOOGLE IT BEFORE CALLING ANYONE A LIER.

    October 7, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  21. Robert

    what an idiot and you think that this economic crisis just happened over the last 2 years...Wow that point of view has got to hurt......

    The republicans have had the majority in the house and senate for 10 of the last 12 years......hello have some coffee....wake up....

    October 7, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  22. Rick

    How can anyone take Obama seriously? Just look at who he cavorts with - hollywood, domestic terrorists, extreme librals. When he talks you can tell he doesn't have a clue about how health care works, the economy, business, or national security. The only thing he leads is the "blame America" crowd. It will be worse than Clinton if he is elected.

    October 7, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  23. Joy, MI

    McCain is an idiot. He gives stump answers such as "I will take care of you, I love you". Give me a break. Americans can take care of themselves, we just want good leaders to work for us. We don't need a daddy.

    And speaking of daddy, how much did he "love" the kids that he abandoned?

    My vote goes to Barack Obama who doesn't treat Americans like children.

    Obama/Biden 08

    October 7, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  24. CitizenS

    Good points...W.Ayers was not convicted of anything but McCain's friend, Keating, was convicted. Palin appears to be using the same tactics that most radical, communistic groups do...spread fear, feed hate and enhance ignorance. Way to go Paliin. This is really who you want leading your country when "Putin rears his head over there". Try giving the 'real' American people a break and lay off the pork barrel requests and use your own drill and kill money in Alaska to pay for your children's travel. Oh by the way, who is nurturing your infant son while you run all over the country claiming to be an advocate of special needs children?

    October 7, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  25. proud army and navy mom

    Coming from TN, I can say that the most hateful, and divisive politics are practiced in this state. Nashville is the capital and team leader. The Tn repugs are the nastiet sort.....

    Nashville is the good ole boy capital of the US.

    October 7, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
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