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The third and final presidential debate taking place tonight the focus domestic.
And economic policy so in these historic times.
What this country our financial system our economy.
-- candidate have a plan that can really help get things back on track and lifted -- had a policy research at fifteen yet.
That -- and great to see the focus clearly on John McCain needs to catch up.
Is the way he can do that tonight to say.
I will not raise your taxes and if you try and raise anybody's taxes it's gonna spell disaster for this country.
I absolutely day and I think that the challenge for John McCain tonight is disqualify Barack Obama.
From being president it's the only way he can catch up being double digits down.
And one way to do that is to disqualify him on the economy.
The idea that you want to raise the capital gains tax at a time when America needs as much capital as possible should automatically disqualify him for president.
I'm not saying that that's my own personal -- I think that's a connection that John McCain will try and make tonight.
One thing I -- want to bring up though Dan and we've got -- I believe the full screen made of that the two recent economic plans from the candidates.
Lot of similarities end in these things and in terms of targeting.
A -- -- -- with withdrawals from retirement plans and the lives so it's not they're not.
Yeah I'm ethically opposed to each other.
Well -- I think you're absolutely correct -- bolting the same internal polling data and we're also seeing it.
There's been a convergence of senior citizens -- -- Barack Obama and John McCain are now tied with -- key demographic.
We also see that John McCain is significantly underperforming with the investor class somewhere where bush really over performed.
So the proposals are tied to these political demographics because essentially the Treasury Secretary and the Fed Chairman have really taken the the ball on the economy.
All -- changes -- happen at the margin -- Barack Obama and John McCain.
It did Bryant thanks for coming listen I mean you know -- pain is not done a good job at communicating.
Some of the holes -- the Wall Street Journal pointed out in Obama's claim to be cutting taxes for 95% I mean obviously 30% of America.
Doesn't even pay taxes you can't cut taxes for 95%.
And they're not really cuts right they are.
Rebates and credits seven different rebates and credits if you meet specific criteria.
Why hasn't McCain been able to -- We lay that out to people.
Well I think it's even bigger than that -- That we we have -- 700 billion dollar budget deficit right now there is gonna be no middle class tax cut.
And it's it's it's what taxes -- the killing heal the Democratic Party.
-- Obama want to raise tax on wealthy people so he said I'm going to cut taxes for middle class.
As soon as he gets elected Barack Obama he's gonna look at that budget situation there are going to be no tax cuts so it is welfare.
McCain has not done a good job of explaining it -- he's also got to say look he's not cutting any.
Anybody's taxes when he comes and in fact we believe middle class taxes are going up next year rather than down and I think that's a real challenge for John McCain.
Look in times of crisis leadership rises to the top and John McCain has not shown leadership -- AIG and Lehman went down.
And tonight it's his last and final chance to do that or he's not going to be part of the United States.
But I'll let you know Obama have to do is play defense really right I mean it's McCain -- well you have to take chances he's taken some chances and they haven't played out that.
You're absolutely correct.
Look -- Obama's got to be careful tonight not to overreach if he over reaches he raced to an error back to derail him and he made it.
You look at candidates are tired on the trail right now so the they bargained for Eric is or the probability -- has increased significantly.
And I would just say hey look stick your common themes -- -- to keep you safe.
I'm gonna keep the economy going and not trying to get drawn into John McCain's.
More chance here dicier proposals that will see him throw out on the table tonight.
Both big kid of Dicey Dan do you really think John McCain brings up William Ayers at all because -- you -- based on some indications.
Those attacks have hard and not help him.
Well I gotta tell a day and I think it's coming up Barack Obama essentially challenged John McCain after the second debate that he didn't say to my -- That's a challenge.
Again getting back to this idea John McCain needs to disqualify Barack Obama from being president.
He's going to say this is the man who had been known association -- domestic terrorists so.
We talk about economics and foreign policy side he's gonna say he can't be trusted he's getting -- -- at the Lincoln.
I gotta tell you this is a very Dicey strategy but when you're twelve points down and you're losing at eight of the ten Republican swing states John McCain is left with no choice at this point other than roll the dice and take the big chance we've seen a -- with our talent we've seen until we -- to suspend his campaign for the TARP plan.
Tonight will be that third third shot and it remains to be seen whether it will work or not they first -- mentioned.
Did not -- are based on indications right now right.
I would say the first one work for the short time period the second one actually backfired on them.
And look at you know there's that there's pulling out I think.
What's his twenties have been available rating does not help anybody on the Republican side retainer all the way down your earliest congressman from you know.
Out back Montana.
The environment for Republicans went from bad to toxic in a matter of weeks.
Particularly with the bailout because not even their base is happy with them right now so.
There's a lot of challenges for Republicans and I think McCain's performance -- also would influence the senate races to and helping the democratic majority it's gonna be in congress today right to say Dan Clifton with strict take it right semites they brought.
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