John McCain made an offer to Barack Obama to debate in 10 joint town-hall appearances, but Barack Obama kindly rejected, but later accepted an invitation sent by the Ronald Reagan and Lyndon B. Johnson presidential libraries.
John McCain made an offer to Barack Obama to debate in 10 joint town-hall appearances, but Barack Obama kindly rejected all but one. From the looks of it, it seems that McCain wants to do the debates among his small audience because he says it’s more intimate and would allow real interaction and would give him the attention he thinks he deserves. Is John McCain afraid of the questions and answers that would emotionally stomp him which Obama thrives on and draws thousands of people to? Is John McCain trying to avoid the real questions that everyone wants the answers to? Whether or not, the real question should be who will make the best president.
According to McCain the offer that Obama did agree upon is “very disappointing” since Obama offered to only meet McCain at five of the 10 proposed appearances from now up until the election on November 4th. Out of all of the appearances only one would be a small town meeting which would occur on Independence Day, July 4th. However, Senator McCain and his campaign decided to decline Obama’s proposal. Then Friday, John McCain came back and accepted to challenge Democratic candidate Barack Obama to join him in a series of town-hall-style debates before heading to Manhattan for the first of the events that Obama had declined to attend.
“This would have been a little more interesting tonight if Senator Obama had accepted my request,” said McCain, with around 200 of his supporters applauding inside the Wall Street’s Federal Hall. “It’s the opportunity for you to talk to me, as well as for me to talk to you.”
Reportedly, next Thursday evening, the two will hold a joint town-hall meeting in Minnesota which the invitation was sent by the Ronald Reagan and Lyndon B. Johnson presidential libraries.
In other news, most recently the two have been having their battles over the economy ranging from gas prices, taxes and of course Iraq. So far Obama is appearing to be winning over voters since he seems to be more in touch with reality, morality and the crisis everyday American people are facing. McCain on the other hand is being criticized for his Bush-like tactics and his affiliation with the George Bush administration. For instance, McCain stated that by extending “Bush’s reductions” in capital gains taxes, he would spur economic activity that would actually “raise government revenue”. As previously reportedly on MemphisRap.com, Obama on the other hand is aiming to cut taxes for the lower and middle class and taxing those who are bringing in over $250,000 annually. Obama’s plan in turn would give tax-breaks for the lower and middle class taxpayer while McCain’s plan could only benefit the high income taxpayers.