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Friday’s Debate: Commander-in-Chief Test for McCain & Obama September 22, 2008

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Huffington Post

Rand Beers

Posted September 22, 2008 | 12:41 PM (EST)

Friday’s presidential foreign policy debate is the Commander-in-Chief test for both candidates. Senator McCain, by virtue of his military and congressional service, claims the mantle of experience; but he is tied to the Bush presidency and still faces questions on his economic prowess and his temperament. He must show that his experience translates into superior knowledge and good judgment and that his approach won’t be four more years of the same. Senator Obama must show that he can hold his own with the Senate veteran and that he is ready to be Commander-in-Chief.

Every four years, our political system focuses on national security for one night — a classic set piece of political theater with real consequences. This debate matters more than most. Our country is at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is struggling to eliminate Al Qaeda’s safe haven in Pakistan. The world economy is in serious crisis, pressing us in ways our political leaders have not begun to explain. Americans seek renewal of U.S. global leadership at a time when respect for America around the world has fallen to an all time low. Source Article

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