Sunday, September 28, 2008

Obama's "I've got a bracelet, too"

A cringe moment during the debate occurred when Obama couldn't remember the name of the soldier on the bracelet he was wearing.

I surfed between Fox and MSNBC so one or both may have mentioned Obama's "I've got a bracelet, too" followed by a pause, and then his looking down and reading the name off the bracelet.

But neither cable network mentioned it while I was watching.

Did any of you hear it mentioned on any network?

We all know what would have happened if McCain had to look at his bracelet to learn the soldier's name.

Here's the video.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin


BillyB said...

I thought the point that Mr. O was trying to make with the bracelet probably left most Americans reeling. That this woman, who's son died serving THIS country, voluntarily, as an act of devotion to life and liberty; thought her son had died in vain.

It's a good thing Mr. O did forget his name. I'm sure that brave soldier wouldn't want his name associated with this man.

Anonymous said...

John -

I think it is interesting that you are reporting on this event so subjectively.

Granted, you are a blogger and, therefore, exempt of the hard requirements of fact-checking and attempted objectivity that the media is supposed to adhere to. This permits you a sort of freedom that I think many bloggers have come to enjoy to its fullest.

However, in covering this debate, I cannot help but notice that you post no mention of the opinion polls that followed the debate.

BBC reports:

"An immediate telephone poll by CNN and Opinion Research Corp found 51% said Mr Obama had won, to 38% for Mr McCain.

A poll of uncommitted voters by CBS News found that 39% gave Mr Obama victory, 25% thought John McCain had won, and 36% thought it was a draw."

There were also some very interesting comments on a Washington Post page.

If Obama was, in fact, as weak as you seem to be attempting to portray him (and I could be wrong), how do you account for these numbers?

Anonymous said...

John, I did not watch the debate, nor do I care what a corrupt media found in their gaffe-hunting fest.

I would venture to say that very few voters changed their voting preference based on a showcase for talking points we’ve heard a million times.

I would say, seeing ‘anonymous’ declare a win for Obama based on the BBC, CNN, and CBS gave me the laugh of the day. Actually, that should have been the scare of the day. Drudge had a poll also, too bad that wasn’t checked for balance.

BTW: Did you see this article?:
And, CBS is depicted as the TV network of record? Shudder, your work is far from done.

Anonymous said...

To the 7.48:
"How do you account for these numbers?" H. L. Mencken, the "Sage of Baltimore" once observed: "No one very went broke by underestimating the intelligence of the American public." I think that pretty well sums it up. So what if BBC, CNN, & WaPo gave the edge to St. Barack? I wouldn't expect anything else from those arch-Leftwing channels that pose as news organs.
Tarheel Hawkeye

Anonymous said...

Isn't it interesting that the debate over the bailout for billionaires we saw last night has come down to only what TYPE it will be.

Meanwhile, our representative government debates the issue in secrecy.

Anonymous said...

This is worse than BO just forgetting the young soldier’s name.
-Family Told Obama NOT To
Wear Soldier Son's Bracelet-
NewsBusters, by Warner Todd Huston

…“Shockingly, however, Madison resident Brian Jopek, the father of Ryan Jopek, the young soldier who tragically lost his life to a roadside bomb in 2006, recently said on a Wisconsin Public Radio show that his family had asked Barack Obama to stop wearing the bracelet with his son's name on it. Yet Obama continues to do so despite the wishes of the family”..