After weeks of Democrats worrying that Barack Obama was unwilling to exchange punches with John McCain, Obama went right after the Republican nominee on Thursday night. Did this show the mettle that was missing? Or did Obama come across as another mud-slinging politician? Share your thoughts on the Obama speech and whether you think it makes him a solid favorite to win in November.
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John McCain shocked just about everyone on Friday when he named first-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. It’s a choice Republicans love. Was this just the kind of shake-up McCain need to generate buzz and excitement for his campaign or is gambling on a political novice? Will she appeal to many of Hillary Clinton’s supporters? Tell what you think.
Tonight we hear from Barack Obama, but what are your impressions of the first three days of the Democratic Convention? Who impressed you? Who made you want to wretch? And who might be an emerging star in the party like Obama was at the convention four years ago?
As the mainstream media forget about the crisis in Georgia during convention week, reporter Michael Totten shares the real story of what happened there earlier this month.
On Friday, we are expecting to hear John McCain announce his running mate for the Republican presidential ticket. Some say McCain hasn’t settled on his choice, but others suggest he has. Whether you support or oppose McCain, who should he choose? Where does he need help? Who and what should he avoid? Will this choice really change the race in a meaningful way?
Tonight, Barack Obama will accept the Democratic presidential nomination. He says he plans to have a direct conversation with the American people. But what must he convey in that conversation? What do you want to hear from Obama tonight? What will convince undecided voters to get behind him? And will his speech be the event that determines YOUR vote in November?
John McCain will pick his running mate Friday at the latest and perhaps as early as Thursday. But who will it be? According to reports, Lieberman is still on McCain’s short short list. What would be the impact of a McCain/Lieberman ticket? Great show of bipartisanship or GOP train wreck with the conservative base?
Hillary Clinton sounded pretty genuine in her endorsement of Barack Obama Tuesday night, but Democratic officials are much more worried about her husband, Former President Bill Clinton. Clinton is raising eyebrows with a curious comment he made during a speech on Tuesday and the fact he will not be sticking around for Obama’s speech on Thursday. What do you think? Will Bill Clinton be a team player or will he simply refuse to mend fences? Would his lack of support really hurt Obama or just make for some convention drama?
Michelle Obama won rave reviews for her speech Monday night in which she talked about the humble upbringings of both her and her husband. But while Mrs. Obama seemed to stay away from the type of controversy that put her in the spotlight during the primaries, some of her speech is now raising eyebrows. Is it possible the hopeful vision she cast for America was really a repackaging of views from political radical Saul Alinsky?
The U.S. Census Bureau says the number of uninsured Americans is at its lowest level in three years. What does that number mean? Why is it declining? And what specific plans do Barack Obama and John McCain have for expanding health care coverage to more people?
For answers, listen to Greg’s interview with Grace-Marie Turner of the Galen Institute.