Thursday, September 11, 2008

McCain and Obama at Columbia University

I'm sitting in my room near the Teachers College at Columbia University, mere blocks from where Sens. McCain and Obama are speaking tonight about national service. (It turns out tickets to this debate were also available only through a student lottery) McCain and Obama are appearing on stage together right now (oh, there they go!) and they seemed cordial; they shook hands and McCain gave a thumbs-up to his opponent. McCain just spoke about how national service can bring people together across racial lines, and Obama is now laying out what he plans to do about energy and foreign oil. Earlier the two appeared at Ground Zero together on the 7th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

You can check out the USA Today live blog of the Columbia forum here, and tell me what you think about what the candidates had to say tonight.

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