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October 7, 2008

Schultz: Details vs. A Pep Talk

Posted: 04:41 PM ET

Barack Obama proved once again tonight that he has the vision and the vital knowledge of the issues to be the next President. Obama continually laid out his plan for the country. From finance to health care to our position in the world, Obama cornered an old crafty worn out Washington insider who almost took pride in old Bush speak.
McCain was up to his old antics about Obama not understanding, yet it was McCain who lacked the crucial details for the future of America on issues and often misstated his opponent's position.

McCain's weakest moment was his absence of a plan and lack of concern for the uninsured in America. Meanwhile, Obama gave a strong explanation and specific examples of what his plan is to correct the course after eight years of neglect.

Obama clearly rose above a man who has never advocated for an alternative energy policy and stated the record which McCain had no answer for. Obama wins hands down.

McCain's closing statement was his strongest moment but it reminded me of a Senate script
handed out years ago in the cloak room, when in doubt of what to say, just tell ‘em you love America, they can't argue with that.

Sound off! Let Ed & Larry know what you think!

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Larson: Obama's snake oil...

Posted: 04:17 PM ET

I know the mainstream media wants to paint Senator McCain as the desperate one in this Presidential race, but I saw Senator Obama working hard to sell a lot of snake oil last night. He claims his spending cuts eclipse his spending proposals? I see 860 billion in new stuff but I don't see that much in cuts. Obama "never promoted Fannie & Freddie"? that must have been why they made you the top recipient of campaign donations huh? The Illinois Senator says we now have to coordinate our regulations on lending and borrowing "with other countries"? Obama says that health care should be a "right". If health care is a right, what about food and housing?

I loved Senator McCain calling to build nukes "lots of em". McCain reminded the audience that Obama promised not to raise taxes even on the rich (abc Sunday show) if the economy is bad. Well, Senator Obama, that rainy day has arrived.

Senator Obama says there is a "moral obligation" for the United States to act even when there is not a security interest for our country. And to put a finer point on it, Obama said "when ethnic cleansing is happening somewhere around the world". If true Senator, why wasn't there a moral obligation to liberate Iraq as we did? Didn't you see the video of the graves of the hundreds of thousands, the kurds gassed in the streets of their towns, and the marsh people driven from their homes.

Obama keeps saying that America is spending 10-billion dollars a month in Iraq (a number I would debate with him if he would ever agree to interviews). That's a lot of cash, but it's less than one percent of America's monthly GDP. And the Senator keeps referring to Iraq's 79 billion dollar "surplus". Iraq has oil income (not a surplus) of 79 billion dollars a year for a country of 27 million people. That money must pay for all the costs of a government and its population. That means a country starting its own police and military, rebuilding nearly all its infrastructure, and supplying most of the needs of its people from one income source has just 3-thousand dollars for each man, woman and child (including energy, health care, schools, transportation etc). by comparison we spend 9-thousand dollars for each citizen just on government (3 trillion divided by 300 million citizens).

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September 29, 2008

Thanks for blogging with us!

Posted: 09:23 PM ET

It’s amazing that we still have more questions than answers on this financial crisis.

I am loving reading your comments & questions.  Keep ‘em coming!

 

Larry

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