Big group hug

Wow, if you aren’t watching the Democrats Clinton and Obama debate, you aren’t missing much. In front of this Hollywood crowd everyone is feeling the love. Mr. Obama just put his arm around his opponent.

Obama has been witty. Clinton has been a little preachy. It’s a very friendly crowd that’s pleased with the party line.

And that’s about all we’re hearing.

Update – 8:50 pm – they did it, they really did hug at the end!


  1. Watch out!

    Having watched that performance, I fear the contrast between a 76 year old John McCain and either Dem could be quite similar to that of G.H.W. Bush vs. Bill Clinton.

    And if they team up as running mates, McCain is going to think he’s getting a colonoscopy.

    Kiss your tax cuts good bye, Brookfield!

  2. “McCain is going to think he’s getting a colonoscopy.”

    And the government won’t be paying for it…yet.

    I admit they had the love flowing. The polls have talked about McCain beating either one of them, but I’ve not seen anything about the options if they are side by side.

  3. Anonymous #1 says:

    “And the government won’t be paying for it…yet.”

    Yes they will because he’s a US Senator and Members of Congress have Universal Health Care.

  4. Well that was a serious miss on my part, wasn’t it!

  5. Shawn Matson says:

    That was me, I forgot I was on a different computer and wasn’t logged in. Woops.

  6. Whew! I already know you keep me on my toes. I was afraid you had a clone.

  7. I’ve heard the same – that in the general election, McCain has the edge over any of the democrats (even with his hip breakage potential). Hence why I actually share some fears that I see conservatives have, namely McCain winning the nomination (I just have different reasons )

    What I don’t understand is how everyone gets hung up on things the President has no control over. Sure they can set an agenda and push tax policy, or health care, or whatever, but at the end of the day Congress gets to make the laws, not the President.

    Things the President has direct control over, like troop deployment, seem to get glossed over.

  8. Did you see Ann Coulter (re: Hillary v. McCain) last night on Hannity & Colmes. If not, this worth a watch…

    BrkfdDad – I’m doing a quick edit here because I couldn’t get the link to work: Here it is on FOX. Look to the right for “Coulter…”

  9. @BkfldDad – Wow. Seriously, I’m speechless.

  10. Why is it that every time I see Ann Coulter I begin looking around to find the broom she flew in on?

    I just saw Wednesday’s Republican thing this morning. And I was pleasantly surprised to hear McCain declare that he’s got the message and has abandoned his amnesty stand. He said without equivocation that he’s for the fence, plus attrition of illegals by barring them from the workplace.

    Question is, can we trust him to follow through once the crown hits his head?

    Too bad McCain’s the error apparent. (spelling error intended!) I do like Huckabee and Paul.

  11. I had dinner with a woman tonight that said she’d cross over to vote for a McCain/Paul ticket. (Oh be still my beating heart… And you can’t imagine how incredibly fun it was to find another mom that’s into politics!)

    I like the idea that he “got the message.” How cool would that be for a change to have someone in power actually get the message occasionally?

  12. BrkfldDad says:

    Depends upon whether he ‘got the message’ he needed to get elected, or he ‘got the message’ re: policy(ies) he’ll support once elected. With McCain, it’s my fear it’s the former and not the latter…

  13. I got to thinking about the big group hug this morning, and realized that no one had brought up the issue of Hillary’s first six months in office if elected.

    I wonder, would they be similar to Bill’s first six months in office?

    Recall that Hillary pert near destroyed Bill’s first term by ‘shepherding his health care initiative’ till he had to drop the idea completely.

    Something to think about as the tip of your pencil is approaching the ballot!

  14. Shawn Matson says:

    Paul would NEVER run with McCain.

  15. Oh, fine. Ruin my fun, kid.

  16. Shawn Matson says:

    Well, it really would be a good ticket. I’ll give you that. But Paul falls directly in opposition to most of McCain’s views idealogically.

  17. I like Paul. He’s a libertarian – a constitutional purist, if you will.

    In that sense he probably looks to lots of folks about the way another favorite of mine did: Barry Goldwater.

    I still believe that we’d have been better off with Goldwater than we were with Johnston.

    But that was a long time ago, and I’ve learned the difference between a candidate who would be good for the county and one who is electable, all things considered.

    And I don’t believe that Paul is electable. Perhaps following some national cataclysm. But not now.

    So where does that leave us?