I Just Remembered…Names

I just remembered what I was going to say about the debate last night but forgot. McCain and Obama mangled people’s names.

McCain said “Tom Coleman” when he meant Tom Coburn. And Obama couldn’t quite identify whom he was debating with. He called McCain “Tom” and “Jim.” With whom was he confusing McCain? Tom Coburn and Jim Dobson?

Barack always says that he’s the one with the funny-sounding name. If that’s the case, then McCain should be the one doing the mangling. But how hard is it to remember “John”?

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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4 Responses to I Just Remembered…Names

  1. Russell Miller says:

    Jim Lehrer was the moderator.

    Come on, you can do better than that.


  2. James Pate says:

    Oh, is that who he was talking to? He wasn’t looking at him when he said it. But, then again, McCain doesn’t get an A on eye contact.


  3. Russell Miller says:

    When I was listening to it, I thought McCain probably had the upper hand.

    And I’m not supporting McCain at all.

    But since it was on the car stereo on the way home, I didn’t actually see McCain, and considering what I’ve heard – about the eye contact and some of the facial expressions, I likely didn’t get the whole picture. Yeah, Obama won it.


  4. James Pate says:

    Yeah, that’s usually why I try to watch them, even though I could probably listen to NPR on my computer while getting things done. I remember reading about the 1960 debates that those who heard them on the radio thought Nixon won, whereas those who watched them on television thought Kennedy won.


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