What debate advice would you give the candidates?

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    What should your candidate hammer on or avoid?

    What do you expect from the opposition?
     
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    Obama should hit McCain on his career as a deregulator. He should also hit him on his changing opinions on various topics as much as possible.

    Obama should avoid talking about being against the surge since most people believe it actually worked but if he can't avoid it he should stress that he was opposed to the war in Iraq from the beginning and if the war hadn't happened then the surge wouldn't have been needed in the first place.

    Obama should focus on our weakened position with other countries and how McCain has a "john wayne" approach much like Bush's and what that has done to our place as a respected nation in the world.

    McCain should focus on being a POW and how that makes him qualified to be President

    He should avoid everything else

    eta: I expect McCain to make personal and unfounded attacks against Obama. I expect him to lie repeatedly.
     
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    For McCain, limit the number of "my friends" each and everytime he talks.

    For Obama, limit the number "Umm Uhhs" each time he talks, and I'm willing to bet he tosses the word change around like frisbee.

    Another thing for McCain would be to make sure he knows the difference between Sunni's and Shia, and for Obama make sure he knows that Hugo Chavez actually came to power BEFORE Bush became president.

    On the economy, I would rather them say what they ARE going to do rather than try and use the same *talking point* blame game it's your parties fault blabber. It's about time the finger pointing stopped and they started talking about what they actually have policy wise on their own damn websites rather than in each sentence, "Well John McCain voted this way" or "Barack Obama voted that way". Maybe, I'm setting the bar too high on that one, but my prediction is the winner will be the person who DOES NOT play the blame game.
     
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    Yes, Obama should remind the country that he opposed attacking a known enemy who, according to all reports, had nuclear capabilities. That should remind everyone how little he cares about national security.
     
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    a known enemy? really? did they attack this country? NO

    were there Iraqi forces set with WMD aimed at us? NO

    weren't those reports FALSE and didn't the Bush administration KNOW they were false when they presented them? YES

    Iraq was NEVER a threat to our national security...that has been proven time and again.... and you continuing to repeat the Bush lies only makes you look utterly pathetic.

    why didn't we go after the Saudi's? 15 or the 19 highjackers were Saudi

    Why did we abandon Afghanistan? that's where Bin Laden was afterall....

    Why don't we invade Korea? they have nuclear weapons too don't they?

    Why are we allowed to have nuclear weapons but feel that somehow other countries aren't entitled to protect THEMSELVES from US?! especially given our history of unprovoked attacks...
     
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    That has nothing to do with Obama's stance on the war. To his knowledge, and to the knowledge of everyone who actually voted on the war, the reports were true. Still, he opposed it. He never once questioned the validity of the reports, he simply opposed the war.

    If he is elected and someone hands him a report saying that Russia is aiming nukes at us, what will his response be? History suggests that he'll oppose military action.
     
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    obama should talk only about the economy 24/7 now. i would also focus on making palin a national laughingstock. palin has been well hidden by mccain for good reason.

    as far as mccain, his stunt of yesterday seems to have backfired. he should say obama is inexperienced but then, so is palin. mccain is behind and i expect him to go totally negative now.
     
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    i personally think the iraq war was a war that never should have been fought.
     
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    Since tonight's debate is about FOREIGN POLICY, I don't think the economy really comes into play.

    If Obama focuses any attention on Palin, he'll simply prove the fact that he's better suited for running against the Republican's VP candidate and not their Presidential candidate - one of the many reasons they chose Palin.
     
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    In hindsight, so do I. But when the reports saying they are developing nukes and plan to use em, for fuck's sake, you do something.
     

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