David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud President Trump for hosting a dignified event on school shootings that included a wide variety of opinions from many anguished families. They also slam CNN for letting it’s town hall on guns turn into an endless onslaught against Marco Rubio, because he will not support an “assault weapons” ban, with one student even telling Rubio he feels like he’s looking at the shooter or down the barrel of an AR-15 when he sees Rubio. And they shake their heads at the news “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek is scheduled to moderate a debate later this year in the Pennsylvania governor’s race.
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America evaluate the third presidential debate. They give Donald Trump credit for his best performance on the issues and putting Hillary Clinton on the defensive but allowed the takeaway to be his refusal to accept the election results. They also hammer Hillary Clinton for her pure fiction that the landmark Heller decision was about toddlers getting access to guns, her dodging on open borders and the Clinton Foundation and letting the world know how soon we can launch nuclear weapons. And we applaud moderator Chris Wallace for picking good topics, asking tough questions of both candidates and keeping everyone in line.
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America shake their heads at the pre-debate circus, including the Clinton campaign demanding that Lester Holt play fact checker. They also slam Ted Cruz for endorsing Trump after saying in July he would not be a “servile puppy” to someone who attacked his wife and father. And they laugh as Bernie Sanders, who ran a campaign calling for a political revolution, tells his supporters not to cast protest votes for third party candidates.
We have the biggest moments from Tuesday night’s debate. What did McCain and Obama say about the current financial crisis? What new idea does McCain have for helping struggling homeowners? And how do they differ on energy policy? We have the top news from Wednesday, October 8, 2008.
What did John McCain and Barack Obama need to accomplish in their second debate Tuesday night? Did they achieve their goals? Can McCain turn the financial crisis to his advantage? Should he have mentioned Obama’s disreputable friends or will that likely backfire? We ask Dr. Larry Sabato, Professor of Political Science at the University of Virginia.
John McCain and Barack Obama slugged it out over health care reform on Tuesday night, but which one has a better plan? Is McCain on the right track by pushing $5000 tax credits so families can buy coverage? What exactly is Obama’s plan and does it equal government-run care? And does either candidate have a real plan to reform Medicare? That’s what we ask health care expert Grace-Marie Turner, President of the Galen Institute
Barack Obama and John McCain battled over many issues on Tuesday night, including their very different priorities in bringing about energy reform. So which one has a better, more realistic plan? What could Obama’s $150 billion develop in 10 years? Would bridging the gap with more offshore drilling and nuclear power be a better strategy as McCain suggests? That what we ask Max Schulz, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute.