McCain, Obama to face off with popular pastor

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  1. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    McCain, Obama to face off with popular pastor
    Rick Warren is the author of "The Purpose Driven Life" book/program

    Link to story on CNN.com

    Excerpt from article:
    Does this help or hurt the candidates?
    Which candidate stands to gain the most? Lose the most?
    Or does it matter?

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
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    Considering he's an Evangelical/Baptist, I'm guessing it'll help McCain more. He's a radical religious guy making mainstream Christians mad with his books. Seems that most Baptists are part of the Republican crowd.

    I know he said he won't endorse either candidate, but I think it's pretty much known that he's for McCain. Most (if not all) of his congregation is conservative.

    In my mind, most people will be watching the Olympics or the Law and Order reruns. I don't think the independents will really look too far into the questions.

    Needless to say, I'm voting Obama. :D
     
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    CEO of eBay ???

    lulz
    McCain by numbers so far

    failed marriage-drilling-POW
     
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    Yeah, that's McCain's new economic policy. Just sell crap we don't need on eBay, problem solved! As long as you don't get scammed by a Nigerian.
     
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    "What does your faith mean to you?"

    "Can I tell you a POW story?"
     
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    Update: Link

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    "How would you fix the economy?"

    "My friends, this one time at POW Camp..."

    Gates of Hell quote, check!

    I need a McCain bingo card...
     
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    Bingo? You need to play the McCain drinking game.

    Take a shot every time he says "My friends." If you're not passed out after 5 minutes, you're not human.
     
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    "Keep your enemies close, and your friends closer." ;)
     
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    Tivo'd it...I'm watching it now. I haven't seen Johnny yet but I've really liked the pointed nature of the questions so far. Much better than the 'debates' during the primary season with lots of waffle room.

    edit: Mccain makes me sick. The CEO of ebay? WTF!? And I've only seen a questions but Mccain has already spent 3/4 of his time telling war stories...

    edit2: Now they have Pat Buchanan on TV jerking off Mccain? Worthless.
     
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    I just can't see people electing McCain. Obama is clearly going to be the next president IMO. His answers to those questions were far more thoughtful and sincere than McCain's.
     
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    This is stupid. WTF? Now you have to pass a religion test to become president? :mad:
     
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    I think you'll find this interesting. (It's a bit long, and slow to start but trust me, it's good. Fast forward a bit to 9 minutes.) I agree, the religious requirement America seems to need in a President is ridiculous.

    Also this. I know it's comedy and is ridiculous at some parts but it has some points as well.
     
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    The first presidential candidate to tackle the religionists the way they deserve will get my vote. When asked what his "faith" means to him, the qualified presidential candidate should respond with something along the lines of how it is illogical to base modern policies on the ignorant blatherings of hashish-smoking men in tents from two thousand years ago.

    Of course for the masses that just wouldn't fly, and we all know why...
     
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    I thought the same at first, but it's no different than talking to any other special interest group like unions and whatnot. And if it helps any evangelicals see that Obama isn't a crazy left wing radical who's going to kill every baby and turn everyone gay, then it'll only help
     
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    I think by the crowd reaction to McCain's answers, I can easily see him elected. He spouts all the usual "defeat terrorists, freedom, usa! usa!" ******** and people lap it up.
     
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    They're not going to vote for him anyway. Let's not fool ourselves.
     
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    What makes you so sure that isn't true? :D

    Edit:LOL :)
     
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    I dunno....maybe I'm optimistic in thinking that there are a few evangelicals left in the country who haven't been completely brainwashed.
     
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    But the might refrain from voting for McCain if they're not so afraid of Obama...
     
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    Agreed, this is ridiculous... Who cares what his religious views are, just as long as he protects everyone's rights and moves the country along...

    I agree, every person in that room is probably a republican, because in my house its a sin to be a Democrat... at least that's how I see it, by the way my mom hates it :(
     
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    Yeah, they're not too crazy about McCain either. If anything, this might just keep them at home on election day, which is fine with me.
     
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    Oh please let McCain choose Romney as his VP pick...
     
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