Monday, September 29, 2008 Meet the Parents...and More

by Cristina Mutchler
Palin's Parents
Sally and Chuck Heath, Governor Palin's parents, sat down exclusively with to discuss topics such as Palin and John McCain's working chemistry and relationship, as well as the impact of running for VP on Palin's kids. This was the first I've seen of her parents, and I thought it was an interesting idea.

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Just to clarify...
Did John McCain know where weapons of mass destruction were? Barack Obama seems to think so. But Reality Check clarifies exactly what he meant by this comment. On October 1, 2002 McCain said, “I think we know where there are at least some of these weapons stored and being developed. I think it would -- we have sufficient evidence, if we were allowed to go in, that we could uncover at least some of his capabilities, certainly not all.” Six months later McCain was asked about the same issue on NBC on April 9, 2003 and replied, “I think we'll find weapons of mass destruction." More of your unanswered questions can be found in this section of the site.

Rating the Debate
The hot question right now is, did either of these guys win? Minutes after the debate aired, CBS News conducted a nationally representative poll of around 500 uncommitted voters to gage their reactions. Thirty-nine percent of uncommitted voters polled thought Barack Obama was the winner, with twenty-four percent claiming John McCain won. Thirty-seven percent saw the debate as a draw. Forty-six percent of the people said their opinion of Obama got better tonight, while thirty-two percent said their opinion of McCain got better. Numbers of those polled seem to show that Senator Obama received better feedback from the uncommitted voters, but check the rest of the percentages to see the other poll results.

Presidential Questions
This week, Katie Couric asked the presidential candidates about their favorite movie of all time. McCain answered "Viva Zapata" starring Marlon Brando. Obama's answer? The Godfather One and Two. Interesting...never thought you'd find the potential President's favorite movie on!

A College Town's Opinion

Here at Ohio University, students are actively involved in campaigning, and its quite common to see volunteers at every street corner trying to get more people to register to vote. But had an interesting article this week about ANOTHER college town- this one, in Oxford, Mississippi. The blogger wrote that a quick glance at college campaign festivities at the University of Mississippi clearly indicate that John McCain was the slight favorite. What impression do you think visitors get of Ohio University?

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