UPDATE, Rick Warren admits McCain wasn’t in cone of silence, transcript and video seems to prove McCain know what the questions were before going into the forum. Click here
I was so happy to watch the faith forum. It was a little different and more interesting then a normal debate or forum that I have seen before. But, what we got from the candidates were very different.
Obama, seeing as how he had nothing to lose, he gave very sincere answers to the questions and gave deeper reasons into what he believe. McCain gave his typical stump speech, I was definitely expecting more serious personal answers to questions that were asked of McCain.
Example, when asked is there evil and would you defeat it, negotiate it, or something else. Both the candidates said defeat. McCain just said defeat and mentioned radical extremist and then that was pretty much it. Obama also said defeat it but also gave a more insightful answer about what evil is, how do we tackle evil and also gave us more of an intellectual conversation instead of acting as though the public is stupid by giving short answers.
Example, pro-life. McCain said he would be a pro-life president, and just left it at that. Obama gave reasons why he supports Roe V. Wade, explained its importance, and mention that he put in the democratic platform ways to reduce abortion rather then completely taken away a woman’s right to choose.
Other note, McCain gave his typical stump speech drill, drill, drill. He said, he knew how to find Bin Laden, and yet didn’t mention Afghanistan. He said that he wouldn’t raise taxes, even though a few weeks ago he said he would consider raising taxes. Also he didn’t answer the question of what income is considered rich. Obama, being specific said, $250,000 or more, which is top 5%. McCain being very broad said, he wants everyone to be rich….YAY?, thanks for not answering the question.
Look I respect McCain’s service, but is that all he has to reference. I love war stories and like to listen to old people talk about their war stories. McCain could just not give us another aspect of his life besides war. We know McCain’s a POW but, I would like to know more about his life besides war.
To get the gist, if you missed it, it was:
McCain was war, war, war, POW, Islamic extremist, stories, no substance, jokes, nothing to prove (mostly conservative evangelical audience), didn’t answer questions fully, man of few words, oh and vote for me because Im a veteran (guilt trip alert).
Obama was Jesus, god, christian, personal, intellectual, in-depth, substance, a little more serious, nothing to lose (evangelicals aren’t his base, most aren’t going to vote for him), bible quote, sincere, honest, talks a lot, answered questions, man of a lot of words, oh and values.