time to put in some short selling orders
Um why is no one liveblogging the debates? Hillary and Obama are gunna cut each other. She's talking about his Regan comments he is talking about WalMart, the audience is going crazy!
it's on cnn and on the cnn web site.
can anyone summarize what was already said?
um at 2 -- word to your mom! i'm covering my eyes watching this shiznatch. barack is PISSED. liveblog liveblog!
i thought they were going to start hitting each other, it was so hot. its definitely the best debate so far. too bad the stranger is missing it. im sure the dirty details will be all over the news later, but you can go to http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/01/21/debate.main/index.html to get a little bit of the story.
also, its super fun to watch on cnn online with the live audience polling graph.
Edwards now hitting Obama for not voting for a 30% limit on credit cards...leaving us with no limit at all.
omg this is so fancy. i need someplace to talk about it! i also liked when they fought about their spouses.
ooh that bit on the credit interest limit rocked b.o. a bit. i get what he was saying, but he didn't come through that well. they're all letting loose -- even edwards is all over it. no calculated composure like in previous debates... this is soo good. i love the cnn polling graph.
Hillary had bad body language there....too angry.
they're double-penetrating him on his 'present' votes! ouch.
the highest polling i've seen before was John Edwards right after the big tussle at the beginning.
Obama getting into stride now...his legislative record in Ill. is actually pretty good.
everytime Obama gets in a tight space, he just goes "I was against the war from the beginning" and ignores the real question.
I'm glad they let the audience clap and boo, its way more exciting that way.
i think the booing/clapping also charges the candidates.
i like obama, but he doesn't seem as sharp tonight. he keeps drawing negative comparisons instead of answering the question and moving on... and when he defends himself, he's all over the map. i know he can explain himself better than that (on his healthcare plan now)...
i think edwards might come out of this in really good shape.
Edwards attacked Obama twice now.
He wants to get above that 15% barrier.
I was wondering when the shit was going to hit the fan, and, well, I guess it'll be tomorrow.
I live in a brick house, so I will be okay, right? Right...?
"Where's Beeks? Where in the hell is Beeks?"
referring to dan's post, i have a bunch of german i-banker clients who were also quite confident that the global economy is much less reliant on the american one. guess they were wrong. frankfurt took one of the biggest shits out of everyone...
Hillary is on it: Bush wants to sign an agreement with Iraq for a long term presence with bases and troops and we need to reign him in now.
she's doing really well. obama's tripping up all over the place.
bad call to not do a live blog for this. this is the most fun debate of the political season.
i think this is the most involved audience of the debates-booing and clapping is, like 14 said, fueling this even more. edwards is trying to save his campaign-i don't know if the kennedy hair is going to work this time.
Edwards was great, his cause is ending poverty.
Good stat Hillary cites: average African American income went up $7600 in the 1990s...
"35 years" and "35 years" and once again "35 years."
Hmmmm... Sounds like somebody else with 9/11 this, 9/11 that, etc., etc.
hal, you forgot to mention 'mill workers, mill workers, mill workers.'
how dare she cite her actual record.
She dared to mention she started the Children's Deefense fund out of law school.
God, it's so slimey. So old fashioned politics.
Unity, Unity, Unity, they all have a "message"
P.S. i am an Obamaton
OBama is good, complimenting Bill C. on fighting segregation when younger, but to say he's the first blackpresident he'd have to investigate his dancing abilities to judge if he was actually a bro'
i dont think obama is doing so great. i'd like to see edwards get a bump from this because he really is on top of things.
i liked obama's answer to the "was bill the first black president" question. i think the largely black audience enjoyed it too.
I'm thinking Obama might be the first candidate with ADD. Not an accusation, just a thought.
@1: Maybe we should, in fact, do the opposite and buy, buy, buy. As in "buy low...". Bet there are some good bargains to be had out there right about now when people may be acting too emotionally.
@35 - Not bad advice. I would wait until Wednesday though.
@35 1 was my short term reaction, the market will probably react to what is happening in the rest of the world at least for much of tomorrow
I decided that next time I need to be the boss of the liveblogging, because the stranger dropped the ball on this one.
I wonder how they decided who gets to sit in the middle. Is CNN pushing for Obama?
glad he brought up new orleans. even if it was just to promote his campaign, i think that the issues the hurricane brought about still need to be addressed.
Nice point on "rich folks..." from Edwards.
i think (hope) they are saving new orleans once we pick nominees, because everytime the R's say "9/11" blah blah blah, we need to beat them down with new orleans.
the low point will probably sometime late summer -- before the elections but after enough time for the reality of recession to have really sunk in. today was bad, but it was just one day. wait a few months and then that's when to buy.
I think Edwards comes out looking the best in this slugfest. Hillary looked like she wanted to kill Obama in the first part of the fight.
Obama's right when he says the Democrats need to draw more people to support, so we get stuff passed.
i would be totally happy with a tri-presidency. let the three of them govern together. i like them all.
Well, my six year old daughter has been watching the debate over my shoulder, and she just yelled in my ear, "you need to vote for her!"
When asked why she replies, "because she is the bestest."
43, good point. i never thought about the new orleans issue as a counterpoint to 9/11. that's a great idea.
i must admit, this second half is a bit boring. they're back to being friends again.
Edwards making his case he is best to beat McCain, because he will fight in the South and SC.
(Good luck on SC, John! Maybe VA or Missouri, though)
He mentions Seattle along with NY & Chicago as places Democrats do well.
Hillary does have the look of a cat eyeing a mouse whenever Obama speaks.
ok thats it, obama loses me with this christian shit. my bf just said, i think he's dishonest and sneaky.
Obama believes deeply in the precepts of Jesus Christ.
Playing the God card?
i'm not sure how smart it is to mention gay rights in south carolina, but i love obama for going with it. i doubt we'll here hillary utter anything "gay" in the next 9 months.
i guess hillary doesn't want to talk about lobbyists.
obama HAS to say the christian stuff to counteract the muslim stuff... he's a bit of a disadvantage there... what with his name. i'd give him a little slack. let him throw them a bone.
Yes, wha's up with Hillary & the lobbyists?????????
nice. the next democratic debate is in the same place as american idol.
Obama clarified that. He said Hillary takes lobbyist money, but he, Obama, only takes "ancillary" lobbyist money.
I missed most of this. Does anyone know where one can find a replay online? I got stuck with the CNN Online recap, with that girl from Jersey.
I've decided that, of all the candidates to support, I'm throwing myself behind ... Romney. For the primaries. Because I'm more worried about the GOP choosing McCain than I am about Obama or Clinton winning the Democratic nomination.
by Jove, you may be onto to something there.
There isn't any reason why we can't all go to our feb. 9th Democratic caucus but then go vote for Romney in our Feb. 19th Washington State primary ....
Really? So you're holding out for an atheist president, even though that's less likely than a gay or Muslim or Mexican president?
@62 - Apparently, when you participate in a caucus, you have to sign a statement saying you won't vote in a primary. I don't know how legally binding it is, but ...
I was seriously thinking I'd just participate in both the Republican caucus and primary, since, though I lean Obama, I may well be more interested in who the Republicans nominate. My vote there would probably matter more as well, since there's, what, eight Republicans in the whole city?
Unbelievable--there are like 19 Slog threads dedicated to the Democratic primary, but you clowns decide you need to have this one as well. There are what, two out of 62 posts actually responding to Dan's original post on the truly horrifying shit going down in the world market right now. Could you people go any further toward confirming right-wingers' perceptions of Stranger-reading liberals as total fucking putzes? Really--could you?
@63 i dont care what religion he is, but im sick of hearing christian this and christian that, he is pandering.
@64 if the dems have it wrapped up on 2/5 there is really no point in anyone in washington caucusing for the dems. it'd be better for everyone to vote in the republican primary. dailykos and lots of other folks encouraged people to skip the dem primary in michigan and vote for romney.
IF you decide to vote in the feb 19th election (I am highly recommending to everyone I know to vote a BLANK ballot, as the Ds are not using ANY of the election outcome to decide on their delegates - the Rs are only using the election results for 48% of their delegate selection) you will HAVE to sign by one of the following oaths in order for your D or R vote to be tabulated:
The Democratic Party Oath: I declare that I consider myself to be a DEMOCRAT and I will not participate in the nomination process of any other political party for the 2008 Presidential election.
The Republican Party Oath: I declare that I am a member of the Republican Party and I have not participated and will not participate in the 2008 precinct caucus or convention system of any other party.
How binding are these? I don't know. What I DO know is that if you sign by one of these oaths, your information WILL be sent on to the Secretary of State, who will then share that information with either the Ds or the Rs.
Again - my best suggestion IF YOU WANT YOUR VOICE TO BE HEARD IN THIS PROCESS:
1 - Attend your caucus on SATURDAY THE 19th of FEBRUARY at 1:00 PM. Don't know where your caucus is? GO TO King County Elections. - on that page there are links to both the KCDs and the KCRs
2 - VOTE A BLANK BALLOT when it comes to the Primary Election of 19 FEBRUARY - this will show that you participated in the election process, and your information will NOT get shared with EITHER of the parties. It will be recorded as what is called an "undervote."
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