Full debate video, for those that missed it last night

Full debate video, for those that missed it last night

So, after much off again on again from McCain we finally had our debate. I could rant and rave about how upset I am that McCain tried to pull out using our economic state as an excuse…but I won’t…at least not in this post. If you want to catch all the name dropping from McCain and what you may perceive as lies from our presidential candidates, please continue…

As I received twitter update about how the CNN graphs charting the responses to the candidates dropped every time McCain opened his mouth, or how black people don’t really understand why white people are upset to know how we have lived for years it finally hit me…the ish is about to hit the fan.
Palin sees how desperate times call for desperate measures and popped into a pud a few hours before the debate, then left a half an hour for it started according to the AP

PHILADELPHIA – Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is scheduled to appear at a tavern near Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square — but to leave before the presidential debate.

The Irish Pub is to welcome ticketed guests at 5 p.m. Friday. One of the owners, Mark O’Connor, tells The Philadelphia Inquirer that Palin is expected to show up between 7 and 7:30 p.m. and greet people. O’Connor says she should leave around 8:30 p.m., half an hour before the debate is scheduled to start.

People without tickets can enter starting at 9 p.m.

Campaign spokesman Paul Lindsay declined to give details of the event or say why The Irish Pub was picked.

Did this have anything to do with this?

Michelle Obama, Jill Biden hold S.W. Phila. rally

By Joelle Farrell

Inquirer Staff Writer
Michelle Obama told a crowd of 3,000 in Southwest Philadelphia yesterday that if they want a president who understands what it’s like to be raised by a single mother who relied at times on public assistance, they need to help their neighbors register to vote and cast their ballots for her husband.

“Don’t you want a president who brings that perspective?” she asked. “This is personal, and I know that these issues are personal for so many of you because you’re feeling this every day.”

The crowd gathered at the Francis Meyers Recreation Center at 58th and Kingsessing, many of whom were women with children, cheered that sentiment.

This was the campaign’s highest-profile event in a black Philadelphia neighborhood where Democratic Sen. Barack Obama has drawn fervent support.

In his most recent visits to the state, Barack Obama has focused on winning working-class white voters, traveling to the Wilkes-Barre and Scranton area and Lancaster.

His supporters in Southwest Philadelphia, a largely black neighborhood that has suffered a large part of the city’s gun violence, said yesterday that they still would like him to come there for a visit.

But for now, Michelle Obama was more than enough.

“People are going to understand that you have to go to the places where you aren’t as strong,” said Clara Huggins, 59, a retired postal employee from Southwest Philadelphia. “He’s doing the right thing.”

Asked about Michelle Obama’s visit, Huggins said: “We are just so overwhelmed and we’re grateful.”

To hold a rally in a neighborhood where many people are struggling to find work or keep their children safe from violence shows concern that the community doesn’t see often from presidential candidates, several people at the gathering said.

“People respect that, and they appreciate that,” said Steven Gordon, 36, who owns the Philly Breakfast House on Woodland Avenue. “If you haven’t been through a struggle, you can’t understand it. I think he understands it.”

Once again, since you cannot win one section of the city, you try and take away any coverage of the events that section of the city rally’s for. My question is, why would she go hang out in a pub instead of doing a rally herself?

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