Timely debate between White House Candidates,Obama getting stronger

Washington: 8 October 2008 – IR Summary/The Independent -The debate of the  White House candidates has become a tough competition, both in the eyes of voters and the general public. Baarack Obama is reported to have an edge over John McCain and the chances of the former looks to be brighter. The fact remains that the debate looks to have torn into each other’s plans to help America’s struggling working families.

John McCain is rapidly losing ground to Barack Obama in the opinion polls, a situation mare more perilous by the dire economic situation. Senator Obama was judged to have come out of the debate a winner on points and this was a big disappointment for the McCain campaign which needed a big win to turn tide of voter sentiment around in the last month of the race.

In the free-flowing debate, both candidates sought to connect with voters in personal ways. Senator Obama talked about the price of petrol saying “you’re paying $3.80 here in Nashville,” while his opponent addressed the audience as “my friends” walking back and forth across the red carpeted stage in the sort of “town hall” forum that he normally revels in.

There were occasional flashes of his disdain from Mr McCain for his democratic opponent and at one point he referred to Mr Obama as “that one,” while jabbing a finger in his general direction. The intimate setting, where the candidates answered voters directly, helped ensure that the rancour which has been on display on the campaign trail in recent days was kept to a minimum.

But as the candidates listened to their plans and initiatives being mischaracterised before an audience of some 80 undecided voters, there were frequent looks of exasperation. And when either candidate’s turned negative on the other – as both did repeatedly – they generated a sharply hostile response from focus groups being monitored by CNN in the swing state of Ohio.

During their debate at Belmont University the candidates set out starkly different plans for the economy as both men accused each other of drawing up plans to tax the middle classes. With financial markets in freefall and the economy tipping into recession the candidates were asked how they would save older voters especially from financial ruin.

Barack Obama’s answer was that “the middle class need a rescue package” in the form of tax cuts so that they can stay in their homes.

John McCain said the US needed to achieve “energy independence” and “stop this spending spree that’s going on in Washington, and loading debt onto future generations. But in the next breath he said that as president he wanted to buy up all the defaulting home loans to help keep people in their houses.

The housing plan, to be run by the US Treasury Department would buy up toxic mortgages from householders facing foreclosure and swap them for new lower fixed-rate mortgages.

The plan would cost some $300 billion and Democrats in Congress have been asking for something similar for months.

“Is it expensive?” yes,” he said, but until we stabilise home values in America we’re never going to star turning around and creating jobs and fixing our economy,” he declared.

“Americans are angry, they’re upset and they’re a little fearful,” Mr McCain said “We don’t have trust and confidence in our institutions.” Full

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Dr. Raj Baldev, Cosmo Theorist

About Dr. Raj Baldev, Cosmo Theorist

Dr. Raj Baldev, Cosmo Theorist, Ph.D., D. Litt., D Sc. (H.C), Editor-in-Chief of International Reporter, Chairman Media International Ltd., Born on 15 January 1927 in Montgomery, now in Pakistan. Internationally known, man of letters with over dozen of books and thousands of articles to his credit on various subjects including theories on the Creation of the Universe, the Black Holes, Supernovas and other functions of the Universe, Nature and Life , which he described both ways, philosophically and scientifically. He further elaborated how the entire Cosmos were formed. He holds spiritual wisdom of predicting and curing powers of the human problems, so much so, he is popularly known as Destiny Repairer, hence people call him with respect as Swamy Ji. He got the privilege of leading various Parliamentary Delegations abroad on good will missions; he also got the privilege of being invited by differnt Heads of State on state visits. He is the Founder of God Believers (GBA) who place belief in “FAITH”, Universal Modern Religion. FAITH is not a religion but a human service, an encyclopedia of creating healthy balance between Science and God. The main purpose of this mission is to defend the Identity of God from Scientists on one hand and to help fight Global Environmental Abuses, to create awareness of high risks of Excessive Nuclear Stockpiles, global service to the Human Rights and Justice on the other. He is a very simple man, he commands special respect as a holy man with high spiritualism and people address him as His Holiness. He is equally dedicated to the cause of media and journalism where he has been serving the people through his writing for over 50 years; he has also served as Member of Press Council of India. His main aim is to serve the humanity and all kinds of life on the Earth, to serve the elders, women and children, the blind, crippled, lepers and the needy, he is committed to save the Mother Earth from the abuses caused by humans and the nature through the social mission of God Believers (GBA), which also serves the World Peace. In short, he is a global social reformer. Google