"Ladies and Gentlemen, we need a President who will always tell the truth!" - John McCain on 9/29/08 talking about Barack Obama's performance in last Friday night's debate.
John McCain has apparently not heard the one about the pot and the kettle.
I want to see a new kind of Presidential debate. Less of a debate, actually, and more of a question and answer session.
I want a moderator, someone like RW maybe, to call out each man on either the lies or the misleading attacks each one has perpetuated. The moderator can pick 4 or 5 specific attacks committed by each candidate and ask that man directly what he meant when he said those things. Then he can give his opponent a chance to defend himself. Afterwards each man would be forced to admit that they either lied, purposely mis-led or were ignorant of the facts. The first time that one of them refuses to do so in plain words, he gets his microphone turned off for the next round of questions. And he gets yelled at by the moderator. For being a lying douchebag!
A straight talk Q&A session. No bullshit. None. That's what I want to see.
They can start with how to properly pronounce "Warshington".
PS - And while Republicans are jawing at Nancy Pelosi for grandstanding and placing the blame for our current fiscal crisis on the Bush administration before the vote actually occurred yesterday, John McCain was doing exactly the same thing on the campaign trail in Ohio. Taking credit for getting the job done. Man, all these politicians suck! I don't know if the $700 billion deal is a good one, but now both sides are claiming the other side tried to make it about politics before the vote. Since they didn't like that, they voted against the bill. Their feelings were hurt so they changed their mind on the vote. For a party that has been claiming "country first" throughout the campaign, the country seems to be the last thing they were thinking about today. My Dad used to tell me that two wrongs don't make a right. I think this falls under that header. Feh.