Thursday, October 2, 2008

John McCain - presidential debate #1

Combined all of McCain 's responses and ran them through the autosummarizer. See Barack Obama's here. I used the transcript at CNN.

Autosummarized to 10%
Summary: 679 words in 102 sentences
Original: 6,812 words in 670 sentences

Senator Kennedy is in the hospital.


We've got fundamental
American worker. in the United States of
America. Washington. Great Society.

We Republicans came to power to
change government, and government changed
a gateway to out-of-control
spending and corruption.

As president of the United States, I want to
assure you, I've got a pen.
Now, Senator Obama, you wanted to know one of
the differences. Obama and I have.

Senator Obama suspended those
requests for pork-barrel projects after he was running for president of the
United States. Maybe to Senator Obama it's not a lot of money. corrupts people.

States Senate.

Now, Senator Obama didn't mention that, along
with his tax cuts, he is
Now, that's a fundamental difference between myself
and Senator Obama. I
want to cut spending. Well -- well, let me give you an
example of what Senator Obama finds objectionable, the business tax.

Right now, the United States of American business pays the
business taxes in the world, 35 percent. I want to cut that
business tax. remain in -- in the United States of America and create jobs.

pork-barrel spending. friends. worth of pork-barrel spending projects.

So the point is, I want people to have tax cuts. own health care.
anybody, and a lot of people might be interested in Senator Obama's talking the

We had an energy bill before the United States Senate. I voted
against it; Senator Obama voted for it.

Who fought against wasteful and
earmark spending? who has tried to keep spending under control?

Senator Obama has shifted on a number of occasions. in the United States Senate
to increase taxes on people who make as low
Look, we, no matter what, we've
got to cut spending. said, we've let government get completely out of control.

Senator Obama has the most liberal voting record in the United States
Senate. agency of government.

overruns under control.


Senator Obama opposes both storing and reprocessing
of spent nuclear fuel. with President Clinton.

with Senator Obama's
health care plan. government. We have to obviously cut spending. spending.
Senator Obama has $800 billion in new spending programs. I today is because
spending got out of control. against excessive spending my entire career.

United States Senate nor with the administration. president
on spending, on climate change, on torture of prisoner, on - on This strategy
requires strategy that has succeeded.

This strategy has succeeded. And
we are winning in Iraq. wider war, which the United States of America might have
had to come The next president of
the United States.

Senator Obama
said the surge could not work, said it would increase Senator Obama didn't go to
Iraq for 900 days and never

Senator Obama is the chairperson of a
committee that oversights NATO
I'm afraid Senator Obama doesn't understand
the difference between a tactic and a strategy. General Petraeus invited Senator
Senator Obama
Afghanistan by this great general. And Senator Obama, who
after promising
voting to cut off the funds for the troops in Iraq and

Admiral Mullen suggests that Senator Obama's plan is
dangerous for America.

by the way, Senator Obama's original plan, they
would have been out last has worked and can succeed. victory and adopt Senator
Obama's plan, then we will have a wider war and Afghanistan.


We've got to get the support of the people of -- of Pakistan. If you
have to do

I've been to Waziristan. condemned in Iraq.
It's a strategy
I -- I don't think that Senator Obama understands that there
was a failed
state in Pakistan when Musharraf came to power. state.

I supported --

Senator Obama doesn't seem to
understand there is a connected between the two.

Senator Obama said that
would be provocative.

Now, Senator Obama said, without preconditions.

Well, I was interested in Senator Obama's reaction to the Russian
aggression against Georgia. Senator Obama still doesn't quite understand -- or
doesn't get it -- that if we fail in Iraq, it encourages al Qaeda. Reform,
prosperity, and peace, these are major challenges to the United States of

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