Video: Obama/McCain debate from Mississippi Sept. 26th

Here is the entire, unedited video of the John McCain / Barack Obama Presidential debate from the University of Mississippi which aired on Friday, September 26th, 2008. It is about 90 minutes long. The initial topic was supposed to be foreign policy, however, this week’s events transpired to create a good 45 minutes of talk on the economy prior to international issues.

Watch the entire debate video via MSNBC:

Update

Here’s the entire 90 minute debate from YouTube if the above MSNBC video isn’t working for you:

Sound off below, what did you think of the very first Obama/McCain Presidential debate?

155 comments to Video: Obama/McCain debate from Mississippi Sept. 26th

  • sehb

    @ i love jesus:

    Vote third party. There are are more candidates in this election besides McCain and Obama; namely, Chuck Baldwin, Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney and Bob Barr. If you think that we’re screwed with either McCain or Obama (and I totally agree, although we might be MORE screwed with Obama), why vote for either of two candidates you don’t like?

    For what it’s worth, I’m all for Baldwin because he’s pro-Constitution and Constitutional wars ONLY, pro-states’ rights, anti-federal encroachment on issues within the states’ jurisdiction, pro-border security, pro-second amendment, pro-life, anti-high taxes, and anti-Federal Reserve (the Fed being a totally unconstitutional and illegal PRIVATE central bank which does a TON to contribute to inflation and the boom-bust cycle which produces economic downturns like we’re in now).

    But if those things don’t line up with your beliefs, check out Cynthia McKinney (Green Party), Bob Barr (Constitution Party), or Ralph Nader (Independent, I think). At least one of them probably comes closer to your beliefs than McCain or Obama, if you think either of them would “screw” us.

    I think if people who voted for either McCain or Obama because they think one or the other to be “the lesser of two evils” voted for a third-party candidate they actually agreed more with, third-party wouldn’t be nearly as marginal as it’s considered to be, and would present a formidable challenge to establishment candidates like McCain and Obama.

  • sehb

    @ i love jesus:

    Vote third party. There’s more than just two candidates in this election: namely, Chuck Baldwin (Constitution Party), Cynthia McKinney (Green Party), Ralph Nader (Independent, I think) and Bob Barr (Libertarian). If you think we’re screwed with either McCain or Obama, why vote for either of two candidates you don’t like?

    For what it’s worth, I’m all for Baldwin because he’s pro-Constitution and Constitutional wars ONLY, pro-states’ rights and against federal encroachment on those rights, pro-life, pro-second amendment, pro-national sovereignty (i.e., doesn’t like NAFTA, GATT, the UN etc.). He’s against high taxes, and would eliminate the income tax and the 16th amendment which made the income tax possible, and get rid of the Federal Reserve (which is an unconstitutional and illegal PRIVATE bank doing something Congress should be doing [coining money] and contributing a TON to inflation and the boom-bust cycle that leads to economic downturns like the one we’re in now).

    But if all that doesn’t line up with your beliefs, check out one of the other candidates. I bet at least one of them will come much closer to agreeing with you than either of the two mainstream candidates.

    I think if everyone who would vote for McCain or Obama because they think one or the other is “the lesser of two evils” instead voted for someone that they actually AGREED with more, third-party could not be considered nearly so marginal–and could even be a challenge to establishment candidates like McCain and Obama.

    Seriously, consider it.

  • zheng

    i am a Chinese,i really like obama who is young and energitic
    The debate will also be very useful for me to learn English

  • Politically Correct

    Ben Dover, your statement,

    “Obama wants to attack Pakistan, He has bad healthcare programs, he wants to provide money to those who don’t deserve it, overall- a bad person

    And to those of you calling the race card, Obama has JOINED, GIVEN MONEY, and SUPPORTED a group of people that want the black christians to seperate from the white ones” is politically and racially incorrect.

    If you view McCain as the “proper president” we need, then your false facts against Obama are viewed as racist remarks. Before these debates I was completely neutral on the ideals which both parties had to present, yet Obama’s offers of excessive money spending have disappointed me. Sen McCain, however, has shown complete disrespect toward Mr. Obama whereas he continually interupted and criticized him of being “less experienced” in everyday policies of the United States. If less experienced means less “war-time” activity, that would be correct, however, a candidate does not need internal experience in order to view that OUR COUNTRY NEEDS CHANGE!!! Please review your incorrect arguement on how Mr. Obama is unjust to follow in this position.

    On one last note, to show that our country truly is the UNITED states of america, I believe that whomever our country chooses as president, which is overwhelmingly in Mr. Obama’s favor at the present moment, we should make the decision TOGETHER. This way, other countries can view the USA of finally being unified after 8 years of ruin and decay. Take this comment into consideration as you go to the poles and remember “with great power comes great responsibility.”