Is Obama afraid to debate McCain ?

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    Is Sen. Barack Obama afraid to debate Sen. John McCain?. I get the impression
    that Sen Barack Obama is afraid to debate Sen. John McCain in a town hall debate setting. Is this an accurate assumption.?
    I heard a news report that an Obama campaign manager declined Sen. McCain's invitation to 10 town hall debates? Is this true?.
     
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    Obama won his elections by assassinating the character of his opponents long before the election. He has never had to actually face a 2 person race. Of course he is afraid to debate McCain in any manner much less one McCain is comfortable in.
     
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    I get the impression that he is reading from a script, when he makes these
    "Change we can believe in" speeches. And there are times when he appears to
    pause for a few seconds in one on one T.V. interviews.He does not appear to be
    as continuous and fluid in the one on one live interviews.Has anyone else noticed this?
     
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    barack hussein obama without his tele-prompter? he has no chance.
     
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    McCain can't muster enough media attention on his own so he is at the mercy of Obama to draw the crowds, begging Obama repeatedly for a debate, any debate, so he can get his name mentioned in the MSM.

    It's McCain who is scared because Obama seems to be sucking the air out of the room where voter attention is concerned.
     
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    If McCain is supposed to be the one that is afraid,then why is it that the Obama
    campaign managers continue to reject McCain's offers for a series of town hall
    debates!? 10 debates to be exact.

    I feel it is the Obama people who are the ones that are really afraid to debate
    Sen. McCain.
     
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    Did you understand the post you quoted?

    It is always the guy that's behind demanding debates in order to get exposure ... as the posted told you by sharing a stage with McCain he gives him free attention ... no ... the Obama campaign is playing it safe by doing the traditional thing front runners do ... limit debate ... I know ... so much for change and all ... but you can't change much if you lose by running your campaign the way your opponent wants you to.
     
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    Plus ... be careful what you wish for ... all those who claim Obama is bad at debating, I don't necessarily disagree with you ... but you gotta be putting on some serious blinders or have completely missed the GOP primary debates to not know how badly McCain comes off in debates.

    He's the porn star acting version of a debater.
     
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    Yes I did understand what the poster posted, And I reject his assumption that by accepting Sen.McCain's offers for debates, Obama would be giving free
    additional exposure to Sen McCain . They would booth get the same amount of exposure, and
    I still feel that the Obama people are afraid that he would not do as well as
    Sen. John McCain in these town hall one on one type Debates.Your argument
    is weak Article 15. I don't accept what you Obama supporter are saying. It just doesn't make any kind of sense.

    I feel Americans want to hear the two candidates for President debate the issues, with out media bias towards one candidate.And right now the media is biased against Sen. John McCain.
    A series of Town hall debates without any media Network moderator, and questions and answers from the audience, is what Americans want.And Obama is afraid of this type of debate.
     
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