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Saddleback Forum Reveals More Than Just Candidate Answers

Like Star Parker, I was not a big fan of the Saddleback Civil Forum with Barack Obama and John McCain this weekend. But then, I’m not a big fan of Rick Warren, either.

Having said that, the video below illustrates a number of interesting things from the forum.

One is that it illustrates the “mainstream” media’s disappointment when their guy, Barack Obama doesn’t do well. Most of the “mainstream” media is so in-the-tank for this guy it’s unreal. I didn’t think you could see the media get more transparently in bed with a politician than they did with Bill Clinton, but obviously I was wrong.

This forum also pointed out what most people have known for a long time: Obama doesn’t do well when he’s not scripted, and McCain is better in an unscripted environment.

The difference was so notable that it gave the “mainstream” media the perfect hook to hang their Obama Love Hat on and claim McCain had violated the “cone of silence” and knew what questions were coming.

While this difference is relatively minor in and of itself, there’s a strong chance it may be indicative of something far more important: how each man would handle the multiple crises that confront the President of the United States.

When we have surprises like 911 or the bombing of an embassy (which, sadly, are almost certain to happen if Obama is elected, because he has already broadcast his intention to weaken America), or the Russian invasion of Georgia, is Obama going to “Uh…uh…uh” his way through the problem? Will he have to wait for someone to put it up on a teleprompter to know what he’s going to say and how he’s going to handle a crisis?

Obama also either doesn’t have good listening skills…or his innate liberal class envy is too strong for him to overcome. Though McCain made it obvious his statement about $5 million being “rich” was a joke, Obama nevertheless couldn’t pass up the opportunity to engage in some good ole Marxist class envy over the comment.

McCain is far from the perfect Republican candidate, but he looks pretty good when compared to his opponent. He not only has better grounding in the foundations that made this country great, he has far more experience and conviction–assets which will prove invaluable in the dangerous world we live in.


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2 Responses to “Saddleback Forum Reveals More Than Just Candidate Answers”

  1. O, Good grief! Both of these candidates have been campaigning for months; is it likely that they had never considered these questions before? Furthermore, Warren says that each candidate had been briefed on the general subjects likely to be brought up. McCain did well because he was able to answer spontaneously from his core beliefs. Obama, on the other hand, had to consider carefully each answer so as not to say something that might hurt him with a particular interest group. I thought this forum was interesting for this reason alone. Other than McCain’s antecdotes about his time as a POW, I didn’t hear anything that surprised me.

  2. What’s wrong with Rick Warren? I think it would do a lot of good for Christianity if he takes over the evangelical movement from idiots like Pat Robertson.