Saturday, May 10, 2008

A Peek at McCain vs Obama...?

Last year, I wrote a post about the plans for the 1964 Presidential campaign.

John F. Kennedy and Barry Goldwater were reportedly discussing the possibility of traveling the country together in a series of direct debates in front of the American people. (Lyndon Johnson did not pursue this idea after Kennedy was assassinated).

CNN revealed today that representatives of the McCain campaign have been floating a similar idea for a series of joint town hall meetings featuring the two candidates. Although the idea is only in its infancy, Obama himself has already expressed some enthusiasm for it...

We'll have to wait and see if and how this idea progresses but I think it has a lot of potential. We desperately need a respectful and serious debate on many issues and McCain and Obama are two politicians with both the willingness and ability to candidly discuss their positions on some of our most important issues...

..anyway, I thought this was a reason to be optimistic about the upcoming general election.

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