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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  1. TH

    PALIN'S RALLIES HAVE TURNED INTO KLAN RALLIES. SO IT SEEMS.

    IT IS AMAZING HOW RACIAL CHARGED HER SPEECHES HAVE BECOME.

    ALL SHE NEEDS IS A WHITE SHEET AND A BURNING CROSS, AND YELL OUT THAT SHE IS THE NEW SELF PROCLAIMED GRAND DRAGON OF THE KKK,KKK,KKK,KKK,KKK,.

    October 7, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  2. Carole

    Obama you make me sick. You and your dark past. How anyone can vote for you is beyond me. If the African Americans wanted to have a black President for the first time in history you would think they would pick one that did not have ties to people that hate America. Pick one all democrates would want to vote for.

    I have left the democratic party as I know several other people must have done the same after this botched up election.

    You think the market is bad now, just you wait and see what happens to all of us if Obama gets in. Start saying your prayers now people.

    October 7, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  3. Virginia Voter

    Anyone who seriously believes that the economic crisis is the Democrats' fault needs to understand the following simple equation:

    2 Years in Congress + Countless Bush Vetoes = Economic Crisis.

    Republicans are at fault. Don't let them fool you, America.

    O-JOE 08.

    October 7, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  4. Leigh

    If I had to guess, McCain has lost but they are trying like the devil to prevent Obama from receiving a Mandate from the people. He is definitely headed there. If Obama wins, the Dems take a majority in Congress and Obama gets a mandate, things will change. And about time! Obama 08

    October 7, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  5. dittohead with forty names

    I blog with lots of names to make it seem like there are a lot of McCain backers,when in fact, its just me,A follower of Rush Limbaugh,my savior.Rush is so clever,his Chaos operation worked so well hes sorry he did it now.

    October 7, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  6. Shannon,Dallas,Texas

    Is CNN not going to report that McCain belonged to a radical private group involved in the Iran-Contra affair, that wreaked havoc across Latin America and once were Nazi collaborators?

    Or, is Obama's six degrees of separation from Bill Ayers a topic of discussion?

    October 7, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  7. A CANUCK

    In the last debate ...McCain was a patronizing old man...who didn't show any respect for Obama.....I hope tonight he at least has the guts to look Obama in the eye ....when he's lying to him !!!!

    October 7, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  8. Jamal

    Seriously? The only two black men you show in the entire spread are on the side of the road begging for tickets?

    October 7, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  9. Former Republican for OBAMA

    MCGREEDY WILL NOT ANSWER THE QUESTIONS !!!!

    AND IF HE DOES IT WILL BE WITH A LIE, OR TWO,

    JUST LIKE HIS PARTNER IN SLEAZE.

    October 7, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  10. Female Voter

    Senator Hagels wife will endorse Obama...YAY!

    October 7, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  11. Paul, EP Tx

    ayers
    wright
    rezko
    pflager
    meetings without pre-conditions
    no leadership during economic crisis
    iran not dangerous/iran is dangerous
    biden- 'no time for on the job training'
    hillary-'obama has a speech he gave'
    democrats have lost their b*lls and their credibility

    October 7, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  12. go away mongers- Ventura,CA

    I really believe that OBAMA has already won this election on the issues-and because the gop knows they can't win on issues, they increase the fear and smear they do so well.
    Barack Obama will help our country get back on the right track-this debate will only strengthen this opimion!

    October 7, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  13. Wise White Guy

    And they wonder why they are the punchline of so many jokes.
    Go Inbreeding! You betcha!

    October 7, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  14. Anonymous

    I am praying for this country , God is the only one that will take care of
    us. He will have the last word. Please God help all of us to repent.

    God is in charge and you want to know the trurth look in God word it
    will tell you what way the world is going . We are living in the last days

    God is on his way back, be ready, get rid of your sins be ready.
    you must be born again. Don't be a fool and lose your soul. God gave
    his life for us ' nobody on earth love us like him. repent the kingdom of
    God is at hand. Get ready HE IN ON THE WAY BACK. . PLEASE

    October 7, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  15. Tyler Durden

    First Sarah Palin can't name one newspaper, and then all of the sudden she reads the New York Times????
    First the New York Times and all others of the press are elitists, and now all of the sudden it 's not????

    Let's keep an elite score card
    McCain: Rich beyond imagination
    Elite soldier
    Married into an elite familiy
    Is from elite military descend

    Obama: is an elite student of Harvard.

    October 7, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  16. andrew jones

    McCain is fascist pig who would not know the truth if it slapped him on the face. He had his roll in the Keating 5 scandal and where was his leadership in the enron scandal. McCainb like most neo conservatives have sold out the average working person for the corporations. Obama might have his own personal faults, but he seems more honest than most other people, who have had the ambition to run for president of the USA.

    October 7, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  17. Democrat Gone Republican

    Barbara; I did the math and I see 7 more blooming idiots in your family. As for my family of 37 none of us are stupid enough to vote democratic any longer. Why should I let the Government take care of my family or my parents or my kid's parents. That's our job. We don't need food stamps, welfare or any of that crap. We got our public education and learned to read so we knew up front that if we didn't pay our mortgage someone was going to take our home from us. The same with our vehicles, either pay as agreed or lose them. No, I guess we could have said we were mislead and too stupid to read the contracts and maybe this would have qualified us for Governmant bailout but we are too proud to pull those shananigans. And besides we are white Americans so we wouldn't have been able to play the race card as majority of the democrats are doing!

    October 7, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  18. Foreign Born US Citizen

    American voters should vote wisely. We are in financial crisis and we need a President and Vice President that knows the needs of ORDINARY people. Homelessness is a growing part of our society and it's a shame. This kinds of problems only happens in the THIRD WORD COUNTRY NOT IN THE RICHEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD (?). McCain/Palin will not care about your lives because they did't have the experienced going through tough times.

    Sen. Obama please keep your positive campaign.

    October 7, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  19. Democrat Gone Republican

    Hey Wendy, have any idea who your daddy is?

    October 7, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  20. bruce FORMER REPUBLICAN FROM MA.

    All together now lets take our country back, back from the cliff that
    will doom us all. Let all of us vote for the next president knowing that
    we are voting for the person who is the smartest, has the best ideas
    about how to end war, change the climate regarding our friends and alies, and speaks to friends and foes alike...

    Vote Obama......please

    Yup its that old-white-retired guy from Ma. A FORMER REPUBLICAN

    Bruce

    October 7, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  21. Chuck

    Carole, you are so misguided, but I'm sure your a christian. Only a christian now days can lie, decieve, be a racist, extremist, and simply stupid, and still be respected by their own kind. No one else in America has any use for them, except when making a joke.

    October 7, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  22. 12 HOUSES to 0

    THE ECONOMIC CRISIS IS THE FAULT OF THE

    AMERICAN VOTER FOR ELECTING A GREEDY

    MORON IN OFFICE, AS SOME WOULD LIKE TO

    DO A THREEPEAT. SOME FOLKS RIGHT HERE

    ON THE BLOG STATE THAT MCGREEDY WAS NOT

    A MEMBER OF THE KEATING FIVE. HE DEFINITELY WAS.

    HIS SLEAZY FRIENDS KEPT HIM FROM GOING TO PRISON.

    NONE THE LESS HE WAS & HE GOT SLAP ON THE WRISTS.

    MCSLEAZY'S NO VOTE FOR VETERANS WILL TELL YOU ALL

    YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HIM. HE INVOKES HIS LOVE FOR

    VETS BUT AT EVERY TURN HE VOTES NO ON VET BENEFITS.

    BUT ON THE OTHER HAND WE CAN SPEND $12 BILLION A WEEK

    IN IRAQ, WHICH IS PART OF WHY OUR ECONOMY IS COLLAPSING.

    October 7, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  23. McCain for Pres.

    Obama is supposed to have great judgement. That's what he is running on, it's not his record. It is very important to see who his friends were and what they believe. Did you ever hear the saying, "birds of a feather flock together". If you really believe Obama hung around with people like Jerimiah Wright and Ayers and Rezko and didn't know what they believed, then I have a bridge to no where I want to sell you.

    October 7, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  24. Spencer from VA

    Now the true colors of the McCain campaign are coming out. They are down right RACIST. They have not repudiated or denounced any of the racial comments their supporters are saying. They must share the same views.

    McCain/Palin = RACIST, RACIST, RACIST

    October 7, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  25. Just Me In WV

    I am wondering if the 3rd debate will be in a more Obama-friendly atmosphere? First MO, Now TN – what gives?

    October 7, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
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