Rick Warren Faith Forum LiveThread

Pastor Rick Warren of SoCal's Saddleback mega-church will be interviewing Barack Obama and John McCain separately each for 1 hour beginning at 8pm EDT. The media is playing up the "Obama and McCain on the same stage!" thing but all they'll be doing, as I understand it, is shaking hands at the halfway mark.

This is not Obama's first appearance at Saddleback. Back in December 2006, he appeared with Sam Brownback at a World AIDS Day summit that Warren held there. Barack was welcomed warmly and Salon recalls this sharp exchange with Brownback:

Figuring their joint appearance at an Orange County evangelical church finally put the shoe on the other foot, Brownback turned to Obama and said, "Welcome to my house." The audience of evangelicals howled with laughter. But when Obama had the chance to speak a few minutes later, he returned to what Brownback had said: "There is one thing I've got to say, Sam: This is my house, too. This is God's house."

It looks like CNN is airing the forum live. I'll have to watch it recorded a bit later but consider this a Saddleback church forum live thread.

Tags: 2008 Presidential election, Barack Obama, John McCain, Rick Warren (all tags)



Re: Rick Warren Faith Forum LiveThread

With Obama getting the questions first, will McCain be able to hear his answers?

Since they will both be getting the same questions....if he can hear Obama's answers, seems like a bit of an advantage to me.

Whatever the case, this should be interesting.

by Kysen 2008-08-16 04:00PM | 0 recs
Re: Rick Warren Faith Forum LiveThread

No, McCain is in what Pastor Warren called "A cone of silence," which was decided previously. He is not listening to the first half of the debate.

by Nathan Empsall 2008-08-16 04:16PM | 0 recs
" A cone of silence"?
What in the world is that? I might like to have one.
 Can you imagine McCain being in one for an hour?
by susie 2008-08-17 11:37AM | 0 recs
not to worry - McSame has a memory issue.

by Al Rodgers 2008-08-16 04:09PM | 0 recs
Re: Rick Warren Faith Forum LiveThread

obama did a stunning job answering the best set of questions I've ever heard asked of a candidate.  

McCain should be entertaining as hell in comparison.

by GRO 2008-08-16 04:57PM | 0 recs


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