I was hosting on WOAI/San Antonio last night following the Presidential debate between Sen. McCain and Sen. Obama. My take is similiar to others who found it somewhat boring and didn't change the dynamic of this election. Obama is leaving in 9 battleground states McCain must win just to have a chance to win the election and it is only 26 days to go. When I watch McCain, he always reminds me why I never liked him in the first place. How many times (3?) did he mention Joe Lieberman and also how he worked with Sen. Kennedy and Sen. Fiengold on legislation. These three have often been our most ardent opposition in the senate. Every time McCain "reached across the aisle" it was usually at the expense of a good conservative position. I consider myself a Reagan democrat and it doesn't energize me that he has stood up against his own party and sided with liberal democrats. I've always said McCain would go down in the election because why would democrats vote for a psuedo-democrat(McCain) when you can vote for the real thing (Obama)...One caller last night basically said the same thing I said about McCain....and he comes off as angry versus Obama's friendlier approach. While I disagree on about everything of Barack Obama, he has a likability factor that McCain hasn't come close to matching... For the latest poll information, you can go to www.realclearpolitics.com
My good friend Steve Gill on his radio show in Nashville today analysis of the polls is that more democrats are being polled. Steve may be correct but what I've found in politics over the years is that those who are behind in the polls always complain about them. Basically, I think the polls are about what I think is the mood of the people based on the shows around the country I have hosted. It is a close race but Obama is in front. At this point, it isn't a national race any more but one in a number of close states like Ohio and Florida. Check out Steve's web site at
Last night in the debate, McCain said something about purchasing the mortgage's of those who have problems paying them and reducing their monthly cost based on the drop in the value. Now, I said on the air last night, are we serious about penalizing those of us who pay our mortgage's but our homes have lost value because of those who didn't? I'm sure the rest of Americans would like to get it on that welfare plan too. It confounded some of the republicans afterwards including Mitt Romney. Romney was there to support McCain's economic policy and he seemed stunned by the comment McCain made.
Doug Kellett @idougradio
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