McCain, Obama Debate in Oxford

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Republican presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain, and Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee, met in the first debate of 2008 Friday night in Oxford. Topics covered an economic bailout, spending, taxes, and the war in Iraq.

The candidates were polite but shot accusations back and forth. Jim Lehrer of PBS moderated the debate at the University of Mississippi.

The two presidential hopefuls are scheduled to debate twice more, at Belmont University in Nashville on Oct. 7 and at Hofstra University in Hempsted, N.Y., on Oct. 15.

Vice presidential contenders, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and Sen. Joe Biden are to square off in a single debate Oct. 2 at Washington University in St. Louis.


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  • by Anonymous on Sep 29, 2008 at 09:53 PM
    Those who assume that the election has already been won by Sen. Obama, let me remind you that so-called voter polls gave the 2000 and 2004 elections to Gore and Kerry. It is foolish to count the votes before they have been cast.
  • by jackie Location: meridian on Sep 29, 2008 at 12:36 PM
    To Lesley undoubtfully you have been living under a rock for the last eight years. If Obama will be the worst i quess you think Bush has been the 'BEST'. Sabrina as far as yor moving to canada, do you need help packing? " DON'T LET THE DOOR KNOB HIT YOU" I'M SURE YOU KNOW THE REST?
  • by Lesley Location: Meridian on Sep 28, 2008 at 09:36 AM
    Obama will be the worst president this country has EVER seen. Vote McCain.
  • by eddie Location: meridian on Sep 28, 2008 at 06:35 AM
    nothing about the debate excited me
  • by Sabrina Location: Meridian on Sep 27, 2008 at 06:25 PM
    IF Obama becomes president. Then I am moving to Canada. Having him as our president will be a big big mistake. Everyone will suffer!
  • by lynn Location: meridian on Sep 27, 2008 at 09:48 AM
    I would like to read more about it.
  • by david/palmer Location: manassas/va on Sep 26, 2008 at 11:00 PM
    obamawillbethebestpresidentwehaveeverhadgoodlukemrobama
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