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With all the negative reports about Rick Warren’s Saddleback Community Church forum tonight for Senators John McCain and Barack Obama, I must admit that I had looked forward to watching it with dread. Of course, being one of those evil Evangelicals myself, there was no way I was going to miss it.

I had two main concerns that had me worried Obama was going to come out of this smelling like a rose while McCain was going to be sandbagged.

The first was that I had gotten the distinct impression lately that Rick Warren had turned into one of those "progressive" Christians who believe that as Christians we should support Government mandated entitlement programs. I have also gotten the impression that Warren is a man-made Global Warming alarmist.

The second was from an article that Talie posted earlier today that linked to this story that was claiming that Rick Warren had input on the questions he was going to ask tonight from a group called "Faith in Public Life". Apparently this group's vision "envisions a country in which diverse religious voices for justice and the common good consistently impact public policy; and those who use religion as a tool of division and exclusion do not dominate public discourse." Need I say more?

So with all these thoughts rambling around in my head, I never expected the types of questions that were actually asked instead of the more progressive types such as global warming and entitlements. Rick Warren actually did ask about abortion, gay marriage and even evil.

As anyone knows who reads my Blog, McCain is not exactly one of my favorite people, to put it mildly. While I am exaggerating a wee bit to say for the first time in my adult life, I'm proud of John McCain, it is not an exaggeration to say this is the first time in in what seems like forever that I was not upset but was actually pleased to hear what John McCain had to say.

That's not to say that I liked everything he said, but at least he did not talk about the one issue that angers me the most when it comes to him and that is his desire to give amnesty to illegal immigrants.

Apparently, McCain's many, many Town Hall meetings have done him in good stead when it comes to answering questions on the fly. Not only did he come up with some of the most effective answers, most of the time he was quick and decisive with his responses.

On the other hand, Obama seemed to flounder and uh and ah when it came to some of the more difficult questions for him. His response to abortion was all over the place and his three examples of the people he admired and would depend on if President were sorely lacking in professionalism. I thought Michelle My Belle was not going to be involved in making policy?

Speaking of that question, I can't help but wonder if McCain's response to that question with the eBay CEO Meg Whitman was a hint as to whom he may be considering as his VP running mate. I loved his first response to that question of General Petraeus.

I loved his answer to the question of what one issue had he changed his mind on where he felt differently ten years ago. Without any hesitation, he responded "off-shore drilling"! Kaboom! Now that was a home run!

I also loved his answer to the question of what one mistake he made in his life that he was most ashamed of. I was hoping beyond hope that he would answer with the answer that he did, his failure of his first marriage. Talk about a perfect answer for an Evangelical crowd, that was quite humbling. Way to go, John.

Oh yes, one more thing before I forget. When it came to making the case for war, McCain was fabulous in his description of evil and did a great job of explaining when we should or should not commit our troops to fighting. He was passionate and gave me the impression that he might be able to do a much better job than President Bush has done in explaining how important it is that we defeat the Terrorists.

In the meantime, Obama could not answer the question about evil without implying that America is evil. I hope beyond hope that the undecided voters who still love America noticed that.

All in all, I must say I was quite impressed with Senator McCain tonight and can only hope I will be just as impressed with his VP choice to the point where he might actually get my vote.

Elusively yours,
ilja
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Well said. We are definitely cut from different cloth, but you have put all my thoughts into paragraphs of perfection! Well done!
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Ilja, I'm with you on this, just about on every point. I came away looking at Rick Warren in a different light, and for the first time actually believing I can vote for McCain with a full heart. I don't agree with him on all points, but on important issues, he proved correct and passionate. I'm proud of him, too--and I'll be praying that the Lord raises him to be the leader only the Lord can fashion him into. Thank you for your encouraging blog!
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Always enjoy reading your posts Ilja, as you know.
Sounds like maybe I should have watched.
Although I already know that even at the point of a gun, I would not vote for Nobama.
Still, if this presentation helps to convince a few of the undecideds that Socialism, under whatever guise, is a mistake, then more, more, more.
Oh, and no one should be surprised that Nobama, deprived of a TelePrompter, is just another typical politician.
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Oxrock, on Aug 16 2008, 10:12 PM, said:

Well said. We are definitely cut from different cloth, but you have put all my thoughts into paragraphs of perfection! Well done!

Why thank you for your kind words. :lol:
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NorthCarolinaChick, on Aug 16 2008, 10:14 PM, said:

Ilja, I'm with you on this, just about on every point. I came away looking at Rick Warren in a different light, and for the first time actually believing I can vote for McCain with a full heart. I don't agree with him on all points, but on important issues, he proved correct and passionate. I'm proud of him, too--and I'll be praying that the Lord raises him to be the leader only the Lord can fashion him into. Thank you for your encouraging blog!

Oh that's a great idea. I need to be praying that as well.

You're most welcome, NorthCarolinaChick. What's so strange is that this is not the norm for me when it comes to McCain. I guess I've just got to give him his dues when he deserves it.

Good to see you, too. :lol:
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USNJIMRET, on Aug 16 2008, 10:34 PM, said:

Always enjoy reading your posts Ilja, as you know.
Sounds like maybe I should have watched.
Although I already know that even at the point of a gun, I would not vote for Nobama.
Still, if this presentation helps to convince a few of the undecideds that Socialism, under whatever guise, is a mistake, then more, more, more.
Oh, and no one should be surprised that Nobama, deprived of a TelePrompter, is just another typical politician.

You should watch it, USNJIMRET. It's being repeated right now and I bet they will repeat it again tomorrow.

And thank you, too. http://i147.photobuc...203/flag_us.gif
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Excellent, Ilja.

Most everything you said speaks for me too.

I'm still a bit dazed because frankly, I didn't think McCain would do so well and Obama so poorly.

I think McCain made an excellent case for himself with evangelicals and conservatives of all stripes tonight. Even Paloeocon Pat on PMSNBC couldn't stop talking about McCain's outstanding performance tonight.

Who knows... I may not even need the clothes pin on election day! :lol:
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Josh Painter, on Aug 16 2008, 10:41 PM, said:

Excellent, Ilja.

Most everything you said speaks for me too.

I'm still a bit dazed because frankly, I didn't think McCain would do so well and Obama so poorly.

I think McCain made an excellent case for himself with evangelicals and conservatives of all stripes tonight. Even Paloeocon Pat on PMSNBC couldn't stop talking about McCain's outstanding performance tonight.

Who knows... I may not even need the clothes pin on election day! :2up:

Oh that's good to hear. I was wondering if others saw it the way I did.

Thank you for the compliment. :lol:

One more thing I forgot to mention, another reason I thought Obama was going to have a decided edge going into tonight was his ability to speak Christianese.
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For the 274th time in my adult life, I agree with Ilja.

Of course this sets us up for a huge disappointment when McCain picks Leiberman for VP. Kind of a "Woo hoo!... D'oh!" scenario.
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I missed it, ilja. But am glad to hear that it went the way it did. I may try and find the transcript or video link so I can watch it. I'm glad this turned out to be a pleasant surprise -- for you, and in general. :lol:
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Your commentary was excellent. I was very surprised at McCain's performance. I actually enjoyed him. As most people know, I have been very reluctant to commit to voting for McCain. There are still a couple of months for him to say or do something that would keep me to that commitment.

But I cannot stand Obama. So, at this time I am leaning towards McCain.

But if McCain wins, to what degree will he screw conservatives?
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Guest, on Aug 17 2008, 02:25 AM, said:

I have been very worried and hesitant about the McCain campaign but tonite he closed the deal for me...he was superb. I have been very worried about the Obama meteoric rise in the polls but feel quite confident tonite and will cancel my Ebonics and Spanish classes tomorrow. My vote is solid McCain.

:lol: I'm not so sure you should cancel your Spanish classes.
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Mr. Naron, on Aug 17 2008, 02:42 AM, said:

For the 274th time in my adult life, I agree with Ilja.

Of course this sets us up for a huge disappointment when McCain picks Leiberman for VP. Kind of a "Woo hoo!... D'oh!" scenario.

I'm glad you appreciated my title since I know you know how hard they are to come up with.

I'm afraid your "Woo hoo!...D'oh!" scenario is quite likely. He's hanging around with Lindsey Grahamnesty today. :lol:
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Jax, on Aug 17 2008, 09:42 AM, said:

I missed it, ilja. But am glad to hear that it went the way it did. I may try and find the transcript or video link so I can watch it. I'm glad this turned out to be a pleasant surprise -- for you, and in general. :lol:

Here's a link to the transcript. The video is suppose to be replayed tonight on CNN.
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Ginger00, on Aug 17 2008, 11:32 AM, said:

Your commentary was excellent. I was very surprised at McCain's performance. I actually enjoyed him. As most people know, I have been very reluctant to commit to voting for McCain. There are still a couple of months for him to say or do something that would keep me to that commitment.

But I cannot stand Obama. So, at this time I am leaning towards McCain.

But if McCain wins, to what degree will he screw conservatives?

I think we are pretty much on the same page, Ginger. I guess I could say I'm leaning toward McCain too but I can't commit yet especially considering my worries about his VP pick. Even then, if it is someone palatable, I will probably not know for sure until I actually go vote.
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Excellent job of summarizing the "debate" (if that is what this format was called???). Another great blog by you. I agree with just about everything you stated Ilja, especially with the subtle way Obama accused or criticize America of having evil "tendencies". I think he was actually holding back. I truly believe if one can get an honest view of what he thinks about Evil, he would have been more forthright with his response in blaming America for many of the evils around the world. It is only evident by the way he answers questions (such as this particular example), the points he brings up, the refusal to put America and the symbols of America above his own narcissistic views (look at his own plane), the people he associates with and holds in high regard, and whom he chose to marry.

Sorry for turning this into an Obama post....I just couldn't help myself...
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DodgerKing, on Aug 17 2008, 02:50 PM, said:

Excellent job of summarizing the "debate" (if that is what this format was called???). Another great blog by you. I agree with just about everything you stated Ilja, especially with the subtle way Obama accused or criticize America of having evil "tendencies". I think he was actually holding back. I truly believe if one can get an honest view of what he thinks about Evil, he would have been more forthright with his response in blaming America for many of the evils around the world. It is only evident by the way he answers questions (such as this particular example), the points he brings up, the refusal to put America and the symbols of America above his own narcissistic views (look at his own plane), the people he associates with and holds in high regard, and whom he chose to marry.

Sorry for turning this into an Obama post....I just couldn't help myself...

No problem. It gives me an excuse to post this. http://www.millan.ne...cs/to_obama.gif

:lol:
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I agree with everything you said except for the part about his VP pick. I'm getting out for McCain on Election Day and bringing a few friends no matter who he picks. There's no way that I'm either voting for Obama or staying home.
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guest, on Aug 17 2008, 04:23 PM, said:

ilja, on Aug 17 2008, 12:38 PM, said:

Guest, on Aug 17 2008, 02:25 AM, said:

I have been very worried and hesitant about the McCain campaign but tonite he closed the deal for me...he was superb. I have been very worried about the Obama meteoric rise in the polls but feel quite confident tonite and will cancel my Ebonics and Spanish classes tomorrow. My vote is solid McCain.

:lol: I'm not so sure you should cancel your Spanish classes.

Yes you're correct...McCain does not have me on that issue. However, after mastering the Taco Bell menu I went upscale to On the Border the other night. Parking lot packed and about 20 people waiting for a table outside (so much for the bad economy) ...I jokingly said to my friend..." the outside patio looks like a political rally"....she shot right back ..."Yea...this is Obama nite...you have to order in Spanish"...

http://i147.photobuc...%204/laugh3.gif You're hilarious! It took me a minute to get it but I finally did. Do you go by any other name besides "guest"? If not, you should sign up here at RN. We could always use a few more laughs.

BTW, I hope you don't mind but I just added your post to "Ilja's Favorite RightNation Quotes" box over on the right-hand side of my Blog.
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Danelady, on Aug 17 2008, 05:23 PM, said:

I agree with everything you said except for the part about his VP pick. I'm getting out for McCain on Election Day and bringing a few friends no matter who he picks. There's no way that I'm either voting for Obama or staying home.

Well I'm just hoping it won't be a problem for me and he picks someone halfway decent. :lol:
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