Live Blog – Second Presidential Debate between McCain, Obama; 8 p.m. Tuesday.

On Tuesday Oct. 7, presidential hopefuls Republican Sen. John McCain and Democrat Sen. Barack Obama will face off for the second time, in a town-hall style debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. With McCain’s camp promising to attack Obama during the next month and Obama’s campaign talking about McCain’s Keating Five connection, this debate could be harsher than the first, and may garner high ratings. Perhaps a winner will be declared or the long-awaited “knock-out” blow will hit.

After the positive response The Watchword received during its live blog of the vice-presidential debate (and due to the amount of fun that we had) Missourian Public Life reporters will again be live-blogging the second presidential debate here at The Watchword. We will offer fact-checking, commentary, and general impressions of the candidates and the town hall questions.

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Readers, as always, are invited to participate in the comments section of the live blog, which will go up Tuesday evening before the debate begins. Join us at The Watchword Blog and offer up your insights about the second presidential debate.


5 Responses

  1. A must read before you watch the debate can be found at Writing Frontier’s “That’s Not Debatable” at

  2. A must know of the issues concerning Disability/Health Care and the Economy and the differences between the two candidates:

  3. Obama gave an incredible performance at the debate tonight. He was clear and concise about the economy and spelled things out about health care reform. McCain came across as a bitter opponent who refused to shake Obama’s hand after the debate.

  4. i think that Oba,a shoul win beacuse he will help us unlike MC cain

  5. i think that Obama should win because he is going to help us

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