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Monday
Oct062008

Round Two

The second of the three presidential debates will take place tomorrow night, and for John McCain he'll again be in search of some kind of knockout punch (or at least a knee to the groin).

If nothing else, perhaps the town-hall style format will work to his favor, where audience members will be able to ask questions, along with online submissions from the viewers.  It's a familiar format for him -- he held hundreds of town hall meetings in New Hampshire during the primaries -- and one where he's comfortable and skillful. 

The only drawback (from McCain's perspective) with town-hall debates is that it doesn't really lend itself to making sharp attacks against the opposition -- something he desperately needs to do in order to make up ground.  It's a much more "civil" atmosphere -- one where harsh attacks will strike a discordant note with the evening's tone.

There's no doubt that the economy will dominate the discussion; it'll be interesting to see how both candidates defend their bailout votes.  For John McCain, he'll have to go beyond simple "earmarks" in explaining how he plans to pull the economy out of recession.   For Obama, it's mostly more of the same: avoid any gaffes, continue to attack Bush-McCain.  With a comfortable lead, it's about all he needs to do to sustain his momentum.

Footnote:  I'll be live blogging on this post during the debate.

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Won't make much of a difference. When the task is to change the subject during a week when the stock market goes back to 1999 levels, McCain will be a nice break with reality. Like a soap opera.

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSebastian

If McCain attacks Obama, he loses. If McCain took him on in terms of issues, he loses. He needs to retire to home #11 and take a long ride with car #7 to think about his failures in running this campaign.

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMitch

The whole rise of Obama just shows how pathetic most liberals are. They will follow anyone, simply because they "aren't republican". So much of Obama's rhetoric is complete socialism, redistribution of wealth controlled by the government. His wife TELLING us how much of the pie we are supposed to want, and how Barak is going to give it to us. They speak of wealth in this country like its a finite thing...as if someone making more is somehow depriving someone else of making it. That is BS. That is why the poor class in this country continues to remain poor. When are they going to wake up and realize that Gov't is not going to bring them out of the situation they are in. They have to.

The real story behind this mortgage crisis, has nothing to do with predatory lendors, it has to do with the countless americans who lack any type of personal responsibilty or accountability to just say NO when an offer that is too good to be true is presented to them. Why do they lack this ability? Because they have been used to a life of never being accountable for their actions or take the responsibility for the dire outcome. They live in a world, like most liberals do, where they feel everything is always someone elses fault, that they are hard working and the rest are just rich people who stold their wealth.

The American people are going to see very quickly if Obama wins how is strategy to redistribute wealth is going to backfire like every other social system the democrats have tried to implement (welfare etc..). The only way Liberals get votes, is by brainwashing this down and out class to vote for them - selling them on the idea that their lives will actually improve if they are are elected. Well how many elections have to go buy where the same old promises are just that...empty promises.

The rich people I know have been rich and will remain rich no matter who is elected. The irresponsible bum is going to remain the same no matter who wins. In the end nothing will change. The scariest part is that liberals have nominated a canidate in Obama that has no experience managing anything...no executive experience whatsoever....and yet people are actually considering putting him in charge of turning this country around. It's not the country that needs to be turned around...its people. People need to start focussing on bettering their own lives, than the whole will rise with it. These were always the values that made America strong, and the American dream is still alive today - FOR THOSE WILLING TO WORK FOR IT. We don't all have to be rich to have a successful life, but guranteed failure will come if we think the government is going to bail us out for our mistakes.

Nick, next time you make a post...please take a stance one way or the other. Tell us your opinions and what you believe. I do not see any value in stating the obvious

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWhat really matters

What Really Matters--thanks for an excellent post. I couldn't agree more.

I thought the bailout bill was supposed to stop the market decline--yet yesterday it went south pretty badly. The whole world is teetering on the edge of a cliff.

I fear that now we've foolishly spent money we didn't have, making the problem even worse.

Far better to let people experience their own consequences, even if it causes pain for the rest of us, than to rescue them from their irresponsibility.

I fear for the future of our country, I really do. We are indeed seeing a trend towards socialism.

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterB

Exactly...because this prevailing MTV culture and the surpluss of credit cards in this country have created this mentality that everyone is somehow entitled to the same things in this country.

When I was growing up...only RICH people had Louis Vuitton luggage/Bags..now every broke idiot has one and the credit card debt to prove it. People think the Mortgage Crisis is bad...what about the credit card debt in this country!!! What's going to happen when the shit hits the fan there....is the Government going to bail out these people as well?

And what the stupid liberals don't understand....is that the Government is paying for this with money that is YOURS and MINE. So essentially what they are asking us to bail out and reward IRRESPONSIBILITY! It's crazy! And what message are we sending. Get yourself in trouble...don't worry...someone will bail you out. So what is to stop these people from making the same mistakes again and again?!? Whatever happened to "You f'ed up...TOUGH...learn and move on".

Maybe instead of buying a $400k house they should have bought a $200k house...maybe instead of buing the $40k escalage that gets 15mpg they should have bought the $20k honda civic....but no...these people got themselves in over their heads because they were GREEDY. The liberals sit back and talk about the greed on wall st...but what about the average idiot who is greedy for more....more that they can't afford...but this sense of entitlement is what got them into signing into these mortgages they could not afford. Seriously how big of a brain do you need to understand if you only make $40k a year maybe you can't afford a $400k house??!?! And if you THINK maybe you can't MAYBE you should actually READ what you are signing...and if you don't understand what it says...MAYBE you should hire a lawyer to review it with you.

No but that would imply common sense. God knows that is in short supply nowadays. So let's bail out stupidity and think it's not going to repeat itself. This $700 billion bailout is a joke anyway...as the problem is FAR bigger than $700 billion...its a bandade to a 50 caliber bullet wound. The BIGGER problem is the lack of accountability or responsibility of the American People...but being an election year...neither MaCain nor Obama is going to touch that.

The biggest joke about Obama...he gives this completely socialistic speach during the convention...and that tries to say he stands for personal responsibility. If people where truly responsible they WOULDN'T NEED government to bail them out.

The problem is Liberals don't know any of the real facts. For instance, this country spends more on education than ANY other country in the world! So why does our education system suck. Because there is NO Accountability in the system. If you try to hold teachers accountable for how well they teach - the teachers union (liberal) will sue you. If you try to hold students accountable and weed out the bad ones you will be sued (by liberal groups). Shocking - we hold no one accountable and than we wonder why there are no results. And what does Obama suggest....lets just keep putting more money into FAILED programs, as if somehow that is going to fix it. Unless the PRINCIPLES change behind these FAILED programs...they will never succeed. Obama has no intention of changing these principles, just making false promises of more of the same under the BS umbrella of CHANGE.

What a joke

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWhat really matters

The bailout money won't be put into the markets for another two weeks -- I think it's a bit premature to say it hasn't worked. And if the government buys these loans at 22 cents on the dollar, they're going to make money in the long term. There are real assets underlying these notes, and the governemnt -- to quote Hank Paulson -- is the most patient owner in the world.

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNick

McCain = politics of old
Obama = politics of new

People want something different than an old, old man trying to act as some sort of maverick/agent of change. It is laughable.

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMitch

Mitch what exactly is NEW about Obama's politics? Is that why he chose Biden who is a washington Has Been as his running mate. Biden even stated in his debate "I have 35 years in polotics I am not going to change".

So the substance of your argument is that Obama is better because he is younger? By the same logic would a 12 year old be an even better choice? It is true that a 12 year old and Obama have similar experience levels.

Fair enough to wait and see on the bailout...but Nick...you make it sound like this is the Gov't's money...when in fact it is taxpayers' money. If the Gov't does indeed recieve a return on this bailout..do you honestly think that Money will go BACK to the American people under an Obama presidency.

The reasons most liberals don't care to discuss the substance of these two canidates, is because more often than not most liberals don't really have anything at stake that they are trying to protect. Most republicans I know are hard working and trying to protect the assets they have worked hard their entire lives to accumulate. Who the hell is Barak Obama to come along and tell us that our piece of the pie is too large and that we (having worked for it) are supposed to help out a class that has done nothing to add any value to America whatsoever. Seriously how long do you think this system of bailing out irresponsible action is going to last.

The solution is simple:

1)These CEO's who committed fraud should be fined and thrown in jail
2)These idiots who took loans they could no afford should loose their houses and downgrade their lifestyles to reflect their ACTUAL worth in life - if they want to change this than they should work harder and if they aren't skilled enough to change their situation TOUGH..that's life
3)The private sector has ups and downs, but the market should reach a natural middle ground by itself. The problem is we have gotten too used to artificial bubbles in our captalistic society...we haven't allowed the natural flow of recessions to settle the market as it SHOULD...we have created this false high and the buck has to stop somewhere....the bailout is just going to delay the inevitable - a complete market crash. Why you ask - because this entire economy is built around artificial credit wealth driving the spending power of the average american...their real means do not correspond with what they have or their habbits....

Seriously Nick...how many people in this country...regardless of their income level...would not be able to afford their mortgage payment if they missed 1 or 2 paychecks....it's a joke. The principles of saving are gone...the idea that its not what you make but what you save...are gone. Americans have forgotten that with the sun, there are also rainy days you need to prepare for....well its about to pour and most americans don't have umbrellas...and if you think the federal government is going to be able to run around preventing everyone from getting wet...you're wrong.

Again...nothing is going to change regardless of who wins this election because the principles by which these people live their lives isn't going to change....and why should they when idiots like Obama coddle them to think it's everyone else's fault by their own...now when in life do we learn from that!

So let the poor and down and out vote for this idiot. Let them cheer when he whens just like they cheered when OJ was found not guilty the first time, like somehow that was going to better their lives. What was the end result....they are still poor and down and out, ultimately OJ is going to jail where he belongs...and things having a way of working out the way they should....because ultimately you have to pay your tab in this life

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWhat really matters

It's taxpayer money, but as a taxpayer, I'm happy that they're investing in these notes at 22 cents a dollar. In fact, of all my investments right now, I feel best about that one. I know the government is going to make money on this deal -- in fact quite a bit of it -- in the long run. If they gov't holds on to these notes long enough, they'll be able to pay down half of our national debt.

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNick

Obama is the winner, McCain is the loser and Pfailin is going home to shoot Elk and build a brand new ice shanty. I love this country

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMitch

"Obama is the winner, McCain is the loser and Pfailin is going home to shoot Elk and build a brand new ice shanty. I love this country"


Mitch, what are Derrick Lee, Carlos Zambrano and Sweet Lou doing?

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTom Ragone

Tom, they just moved to Alaska. You know, the state that has a governor whose IQ is less thalf her running mate's age.

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMitch

Amen to what really matters joining us. I think y'all appreciate this article while was being circulated amongst my friends this morning...


Fannie Mae Eases Credit To Aid Mortgage Lending


By STEVEN A. HOLMES

Published: September 30, 1999

In a move that could help increase home ownership rates among minorities
and low-income consumers, the Fannie Mae Corporation is easing the
credit requirements on loans that it will purchase from banks and other
lenders.

The action, which will begin as a pilot program involving 24 banks in 15
markets -- including the New York metropolitan region -- will encourage
those banks to extend home mortgages to individuals whose credit is
generally not good enough to qualify for conventional loans. Fannie Mae
officials say they hope to make it a nationwide program by next spring.

Fannie Mae, the nation's biggest underwriter of home mortgages, has been
under increasing pressure from the Clinton Administration to expand
mortgage loans among low and moderate income people and felt pressure
from stock holders to maintain its phenomenal growth in profits.

In addition, banks, thrift institutions and mortgage companies have been
pressing Fannie Mae to help them make more loans to so-called subprime
borrowers. These borrowers whose incomes, credit ratings and savings are
not good enough to qualify for conventional loans, can only get loans
from finance companies that charge much higher interest rates --
anywhere from three to four percentage points higher than conventional
loans.

''Fannie Mae has expanded home ownership for millions of families in the
1990's by reducing down payment requirements,'' said Franklin D. Raines,
Fannie Mae's chairman and chief executive officer. ''Yet there remain
too many borrowers whose credit is just a notch below what our
underwriting has required who have been relegated to paying
significantly higher mortgage rates in the so-called subprime market.''

Demographic information on these borrowers is sketchy. But at least one
study indicates that 18 percent of the loans in the subprime market went
to black borrowers, compared to 5 per cent of loans in the conventional
loan market.

In moving, even tentatively, into this new area of lending, Fannie Mae
is taking on significantly more risk, which may not pose any
difficulties during flush economic times. But the government-subsidized
corporation may run into trouble in an economic downturn, prompting a
government rescue similar to that of the savings and loan industry in
the 1980's.

''From the perspective of many people, including me, this is another
thrift industry growing up around us,'' said Peter Wallison a resident
fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. ''If they fail, the
government will have to step up and bail them out the way it stepped up
and bailed out the thrift industry.''

Under Fannie Mae's pilot program, consumers who qualify can secure a
mortgage with an interest rate one percentage point above that of a
conventional, 30-year fixed rate mortgage of less than $240,000 -- a
rate that currently averages about 7.76 per cent. If the borrower makes
his or her monthly payments on time for two years, the one percentage
point premium is dropped.

Fannie Mae, the nation's biggest underwriter of home mortgages, does not
lend money directly to consumers. Instead, it purchases loans that banks
make on what is called the secondary market. By expanding the type of
loans that it will buy, Fannie Mae is hoping to spur banks to make more
loans to people with less-than-stellar credit ratings.

Fannie Mae officials stress that the new mortgages will be extended to
all potential borrowers who can qualify for a mortgage. But they add
that the move is intended in part to increase the number of minority and
low income home owners who tend to have worse credit ratings than
non-Hispanic whites.

Home ownership has, in fact, exploded among minorities during the
economic boom of the 1990's. The number of mortgages extended to
Hispanic applicants jumped by 87.2 per cent from 1993 to 1998, according
to Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies. During that
same period the number of African Americans who got mortgages to buy a
home increased by 71.9 per cent and the number of Asian Americans by
46.3 per cent.

In contrast, the number of non-Hispanic whites who received loans for
homes increased by 31.2 per cent.

Despite these gains, home ownership rates for minorities continue to lag
behind non-Hispanic whites, in part because blacks and Hispanics in
particular tend to have on average worse credit ratings.

In July, the Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed that
by the year 2001, 50 percent of Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's portfolio
be made up of loans to low and moderate-income borrowers. Last year, 44
percent of the loans Fannie Mae purchased were from these groups.

The change in policy also comes at the same time that HUD is
investigating allegations of racial discrimination in the automated
underwriting systems used by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to determine the
credit-worthiness of credit applicants.

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlan

That Holmes article has been all over the internet today. I wonder if McCain will bring it up in the debate tonight. What an indictment of the Democrats in Congress. Interestingly, Obama has taken more Fannie/Freddie money than anyone in the Senate except for Chris Dodd.

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNick Ragone

McCain and Pfailn are exactly like the current state of our stock market: erratic, unstable, troubled and panicky.

They have lost all credibility except to their hard core base. It is interesting that they are sending Pfailin only to the most right wing of areas in the country. Where by golly she isn't generating any support from people other than those that were already voting republican to begin with. Of course she will draw crowds...these people are out of work due to the failed policies of the last eight years under George Bush. McCain is George Bush. McCain is an old wounded dog...he needs to take a nap. Don't worry John, I'll wake you for your meds and some hot tea.

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMitch

Go get 'em Sarah!

http://www.wjno.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=244038&article=4363230

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlan

Mitchie, you're a friend, but you're also ducking the issues we're raising with Obama/Biden. Instead, you're slinging mud at McCain and Palin.

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlan

I will sling mud as long as McCain/Pfailin are in this race. As long as McCain decides to ignore issues over smear, why shouldn't ardent Obama supporters resond in kind. They are on their last legs, up against the ropes, their ship has sailed and they know it. It is like a football game where the losing team has no time outs remaining, is down three touchdowns with two minutes to play...all you can do is throw hail mary passes and hope things with change. They aren't and they won't. This sporting contest is over. It is a melanoma that has spread to its lungs (sorry McCain, had to get that in there). It is on its laugh breath. It is on the losgin side of history. Books will forever be written about how McCain/Pfailin mucked up a campaign, misjudged the electorate and struck the wrong note on the wrong instrument.

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMitch

Fannies program began as a legitimate way to increase minority home ownership. The peak of subprime was 2004-2007. There's a big lag there.

Let's not forget Phil Gramm and his 200 page rider on the last day of Congress's 1999 session. That's where our transparency problem began. Imagine, if CDS's had transparency requirements, there would be no way companies would have traded toxic slop for toxic slop. You'd see the guts of what you're interested in, and run. It would have cut the crisis off at the knees. But back then, we still had yet to see the next chapter of the folly of unregulated markets. Now we're paying for it.

What's also often forgotten or ignored was the fact that companies like Countrywide and Ditech spent millions per day inducing lower income people to apply for loans they couldn't afford--eventually. The papers they signed were affordable for 18-24 months. Then the rate would adjust. If they couldn't pay, then the bank could take their home. As we all know all the smart rich folk thought that home prices would continue to climb...into infinity and beyond!

Companies don't run advertising and not expect results.

Plus, here's disconnect that people often ignore, and GOPers forget. Poor people didn't all of a sudden rise up en masse and fool the banks. Banks gave the money freely, and even tricked people into taking loans. I never heard of a "no doc" loan until 2007.

Where else...Oh yes,

Once the credit markets start to loosen, the next problem is with excess housing inventory. So it makes NO SENSE to kick people out of their homes. Until the excess is purchased or destroyed, then home prices cannot stabilize and rise. Not likely to be destroyed, as no city would want to give away the chance at collecting property tax.

Additionally, you may think your neighborhood is immune. I'd suggest joining RealtyTrac and see who's upside down and under water where you live. Kick these people out, and your home price erodes. Less property taxes, less sales tax in your city, hopefully you can see the problems.

Lastly, this silly idea of letting the market reset itself unimpeded is just that. Silly. I lost a 6-figure consulting job because the company I was working for went bankrupt. Lost their line of credit. Not because they ran their business into the ground, but because they were a luxury retailer in a tight market. The one bad thing that needed to happen occurred. Now 3000 people are out of a job. Where are they going to work? McDonalds? Are you willing to extend additional unemployment benefits in a recessive economy? No, because somehow it's their fault they're out of work.

So much red meat for me in these comments, but I've got to go....

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSebastian

One more quick thing. I don't know who said the market should resolve itself naturally.

Recent market losses have drained $2 trillion from Americans' retirement funds. If you're young, no real big thing. Big thing if you're 1-3 years out from retirement.

My family lost A LOT of money. Perhaps you can afford it.

Markets need to be regulated. Not in the crazy stifling ways of the 70's; but definitely not in the way they've been policed lately.

How much more do we need to lose in order to satisfy your fetish for "natural market corrections" How many more people need to see their retirement accounts, college investment accounts dwindle before you're satisfied that "the market has made it right"? How many more companies must go out of business because they can't access lines of credit?

I like my money. So they need to fix the problem, and pretty doggone fast. It's not a quick fix, and if you think that, you need to read more. But letting this market fall unfettered is national fiscal suicide.

Get real.

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSebastian

No Sebastian....It is your fault to take a job in a highly niche position that can not support itself in any downturn in the economy. If you truly added ANY value to the consulting firm you worked for, odds are you would still be there. But you're not. Instead of posting 3 pages of drib, why not look for a new position instead of whining like a bitch. Seriously, no one MADE you take that job....and under OBAMA and his desire to further TAX small and big business...what do you think is going to happen to millions of more jobs...they are going to be LOST. I'm sorry, but everything spitting out of OBAMA's mouth reeks of SOCIALISM....Gov't mandating everything, Gov't regulating everything...and who is going to oversee and monitor this when Gov't has a history of mis-managing everything.

Mitch has no argument outside of the sandbox his intellect is still resiging in.

At the end of the day let's call a spade a spade. What is bringing down this economy and continues to be America's all and chain are the MILLIONS AND MILLIONS of lower income DO NOTHING americans...who sit back...make babies (when they can't afford them), incure credit card debt (when they have no real assets) sign a mortgage (when they have no reasonible means to pay it back) this goes on and on and on. And after all of this...the rest of us HARD WORKING americans are supposed to foot the bill time and time again bailing out this cancerous group in our society...why? It's not our moral obligation to do so. F that. I work hard to provide for my family...not to just hand it over to some African American or Hispanic Family that is 2 generations on well-fare, has 8 kids when my wife and I are trying to figure out how we are going to make ends meet to even afford 1 and how we will need to cut back in order to provide a good future for them. All the while this pathetic class sits back and just waits for handouts from the federal Gov't, redistrubuting my money to do so. Those are NOT the principles this country was founded on and that is NOT the role of the federal Gov't.

Basically what liberals want you to think is that as Americans we have a moral obligation to average ourselves down, instead of striving to achieve more. They try to paint EVERY CEO as crooked and evil, as if somehow obtaining corporate success is wrong and wasn't worked for. They want to reward lazy and irresponsible behavior by constantly coming to their aid - yet the true working class in this country knows what it means to sacrafice and do with when the means are available and do without when they are not. But this notion of doing without is LOST. According to Barak Obama everyone can have everything. He's going to bring his magic wand to Washing and do things like "Reform" this and "Reform" that (without every really stating how) and he's going to make Government more efficient, yet expand the programs, yet not raise taxes to pay for it....seriously who really buys this shit? Mitch? Sergio? Odds are neither of them have every held a job with fiscal responsibility in the private sector. Odds are they probably have some BS communications degree from a Liberal University spitting out Idealistic BS...but in reality America will never be able to compete in the global economy if we keep averaging down and catering to this NON-PRODUCTIVE class....

I agree in a culture that produces Bill Gates, it would be wrong to have people starving on the streets - but in the same token - there is still plenty of opportunity to create a basic living that is better than any other country in this world. Stop having babies when you can't raise them. Pull your pants up and speak the language properly. Pay attention in school. Don't look up to Rappers and Athletes. Understand that respect is earned, not a right. Maybe when all of these things sink into those classes, maybe than their plight might actually change. Or they can pin their hopes on Obama...and nothing will change except his own personal growth at their expense. Hmmmm sounds like every other liberal leader and their base of voters.

And Sebastian...how much of your 6 figure salary did you actually save for a rainy day. Probably nothing. Is that everyone else's fault? Did you have to have THAT apartment, go out to eat ALL THOSE TIMES....bail yourself out.

October 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWhat really matters

I make a good living, I provide for my family, i am responsible with my money and I think McCain and his tramp of a running mate will bring down the country., I would vote for a frog rather than vote for that old out of touch geezer.

What really Matters is a scumbag. If I saw you, I would pin you down and have an I Love Obama tattoo placed across your face.

October 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMitch

Sure you would Mitch.

I would have your eating pavement before you knew what was even going on. Typical wise ass liberal who is all talk. You're argument is based on nothing. If your pathetic living is at risk by a VP canidate...than maybe you need a new job as well.

Mitch the only thing you are in touch with is your penis

October 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWhat really Matters

I cant wait until election day. After Obama wins, and it is all pointing that way, I am going to throw a What Really Matters party - it will be filled with right wing nut jobs wearing Obama costumes.

October 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMitch

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