I covered the presidential debates in 2008, and I did so armed with as many facts as I could find about Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.)
Media withheld or glossed over information that would have prohibited Obama’s election if he was a Republican. To say our president has a complex past is an understatement.
In looking back at the 2008 debates, I discovered something I predicted has come true. All of it.
After the first presidential debate in September, 2008, I wrote this:
But I can’t see a dreamer as commander-in-chief, especially one with a massive spending plan, a goal to socialize medicine despite billions of dollars in fraud in Medicare and Medicaid, and too little experience in navigating the political currents in Washington and around the globe. There is also the troublesome matter of class warfare, something encouraged by strategists and operatives in the Democratic Party. Right now the American Dream is something you should be guilty about. I find that offensive.
I think I’m going to get a crystal ball and start reading fortunes for pay.
Something McCain said proved true as well—he called Obama “Senator Government” during the final debate. We can accurately call Obama “President Government” because his love for bureaucracy is outstripped only by his love of spending to fund the same.
Topic for the first 2012 debate is domestic policy. Romney faces Obama on Wednesday, October 3, at 9 p.m. at the University of Denver (Colo.) where PBS’ Jim Lehrer will moderate. Yawn.
It would really be interesting to see a real debate.
(Commentary by Kay B.Day/October 2, 2012)