Obama makes mistakes at Saddleback

McCain has just one

From factcheck.org via Newsweek

Obama said abortions had NOT gone down under the Bush administration. In fact, they have. He also said he worked across the aisle on ethics reform. Not enough, says factcheck.org.

McCain got his own tax plan wrong when it comes to child tax credits. He probably knew what he was trying to say, but the rest of us are left a bit in the dark.


  1. Shawn Matson says:

    Maybe Obama knew what he was trying to say too…?

    I’m wondering what your reaction is to the Supreme Court question. I’ve always been a SCOTUS follower (and a huge dork, evidently) and I love to hear about it. I think it was the most striking question of the evening.

    Obama’as response was layered, thoughtful, introspective, and fair.

    McCain’s was simply a talking point–not much evidence of a real mulling-over by McCain.

    What’s your take? I’d love to discuss it more.

  2. Lucky Lady says:

    All Obama’s stuttering at Saddleback drove me nuts. I sure hope I don’t have to listen to it for four years. He needs to stick to a script in order to protect his orator’s reputation. He’s not too good “off the cuff.”

  3. Shawn Matson says:

    McCain never stutters…


    When you are speaking thoughtfully, there is a tendency to not be exceptionally polished. It’s just a reality of communication… and shouldn’t be made into some sort of partisan commentary. Good try though.

  4. Is it so hard to admit that McCain blew Obama right out of the water last Saturday?

    I suspect it is.

  5. Shawn Matson says:

    I thought it was pretty even. Obama appealed to the way I think, McCain appealed to my sense of showmanship.

  6. Lucky Lady says:

    McCain does have his senior moments but at least he knew where he was when he cast his vote to go to war. Obama apparently doesn’t remember that he wasn’t even in Congress when the Iraq war vote was taken. Yet Obama cites his vote against the war as his most difficult decision.