October 15th, 2008
09:36 PM ET
14 years ago

Schneider: Obama should avoid this

HEMPSTEAD, New York (CNN) - Obama is trying to rise above the squabbling. The moderator invited it in asking them to address the attacks, but Obama would be wise not to be baited.

By keeping his eye on the ball and addressing the economy he looks more presidential.

soundoff (49 Responses)
  1. Jason

    Obama's doing it just fine. Listing the facts calmly, with detail and facts. McCain is the one breathing heavily into the mic, practically chomping at the bit to defend Palin's disgraceful speech.

    October 15, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  2. Smarter than the GOP

    McCain won't let him avoid it... this is making me so angry. I used to respect McCain (I live in AZ), but the people here are RAVING MAD at what he's done to our state.

    He's an old washed up politician now, no longer the Maverick he once was... and his running mate? No... she cannot be a heartbeat away from the presidency.

    McCain's cackle and smirk is very IMMATURE and unpresidencial.

    October 15, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  3. Dr. Roy

    McCain has to hit hard. He has to hit Obama in the areas that hurt.

    October 15, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  4. anna

    This is the guy who will lead this country!!! OMG!! Angry!!! Lost!!

    October 15, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  5. lou in ottawa

    McCain is a snide, seething, angry man. Why anybody would want him as their president is beyond me.

    October 15, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  6. Thom In Maine

    McCain's gone over the edge. Look at him sit and just grunt. Obama definitely is doing the "Rope A Dope" on him. Obama is prepared for McCain's smear.

    October 15, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  7. damian

    who cares about Ayres, Obama was 8 yrs old. all maccain can do is undermine and degrade. he is a bully !!!

    October 15, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  8. LTC

    Keep the ey on the ball Obama!

    October 15, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  9. Tiffany

    I am so sick of this...what does McCain not understand about Obama's tax plan?? He must really be worried about his taxes going up. I must say I look forward to the break w/ my broke self!!

    October 15, 2008 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  10. Chelle in Fla

    Because he IS presidential!

    October 15, 2008 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  11. AmyB

    Obama doesn't look very presidential when he laughs and smirks during McCain's comments...

    October 15, 2008 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  12. damian

    who cares about Ayres, Obama was 8 yrs old. all maccain can do is undermine and degrade.

    October 15, 2008 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  13. Disappointed Republican

    What the heck is McCain's point. He is all over the place.

    October 15, 2008 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  14. matt

    You can't trust people with fake smiles who blink too much......

    October 15, 2008 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  15. Thomas

    Mccain is really desperate tonight...

    October 15, 2008 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  16. Manny

    McCain is going for the jugular...and losing

    October 15, 2008 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  17. m. cotterell

    McCain needs to stop whining and answer the questions at hand.

    October 15, 2008 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  18. DJ

    I bet McCain supporters are going to say McCain won the debate b/c of how "tough" he's being, even though McCain's just spewing the same stump crap and lies in an angrier fashion

    October 15, 2008 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  19. Retired and tired

    Palin is not my role model. Birthing so many children and not taking care of them.

    October 15, 2008 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  20. Tony

    WOW... the moderator served up a BARRY BONDSable pitch.. and he WHIFFED!

    October 15, 2008 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  21. Manny

    Ha Ha MCain: "Sara Palin is role model fro women."

    October 15, 2008 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  22. Arun

    I was expecting to see a debate not the bickering I am seeing now. I am sure Mr Schiefer can moderate this much better.

    October 15, 2008 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  23. DAVE IN CA

    obama put his foot in it cnn ran this story and he is lying like a dog in front of all of you people...... wake up he is lying about ayers and acorn guess what he is lying a lot more

    October 15, 2008 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  24. Marylou

    McCain just keeps on ticking..soon he will blow up..WHY wont he talk about the issues??? Obama is PRESIDENTIAL,even under attack!

    October 15, 2008 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
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