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September 15th, 2008
06:53 PM ET

Clinton v. Palin: Who has more credibility?

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Click the play button to see what Jack and our viewers had to say. (PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES)

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Campaigning for Barack Obama in Ohio this weekend, Senator Hillary Clinton revised one of her "zingers" from the Democratic National Convention last month - "No way, no how, no McCain..."

Yesterday she added, "No Palin."

Clinton went on to criticize the McCain ticket but did not single out Governor Sarah Palin again in the speech.

Palin meanwhile hit the campaign trail solo in Colorado today.

She told voters there that she and John McCain were going to shake up Washington.

Watch: Cafferty: Who's more authentic?

Hindsight being what it is, some are questioning whether Barack Obama made a mistake when he chose senator Joe Biden instead of Hillary Clinton as his pick for vice president.

With the Sarah Palin phenomenon taking hold, these people now appear to have been prescient.

Here’s my question to you: Which woman has more credibility with the average American, Sara Palin or Hillary Clinton?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

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September 15th, 2008
05:54 PM ET

How confident are you about the future of the US?

The United States is struggling on many fronts.

The United States is struggling on many fronts.

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Our country is struggling in a way I can't ever remember. Financial institutions are failing left and right. People are losing their life savings to a falling stock market, falling housing prices and rising food and energy costs. We are hemorrhaging jobs and are ten trillion dollars in debt. A major hurricane just slammed the coast of Texas leaving 4 million people without power and causing damage in the billions of dollars. We are slaves to imported oil, and global warming is threatening to destroy the planet.

The political race is tightening –indicating we are a long way from any sort of consensus on how to solve our problems. More gridlock and partisan rancor lie ahead at a time we can't afford either. And foreign trouble spots abound - like Iran…Afghanistan…Georgia… and North Korea.

Here’s my question to you: How confident are you about the future of our country?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

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Filed under: US Economy
September 15th, 2008
05:07 PM ET

Which candidate is better equipped to handle the financial crisis?

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Can McCain or Obama better handle the country's financial crisis? (PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES)

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan is calling it a "once in a century" financial crisis.

Lehman Brothers– one of the oldest investment banks on wall street– has filed for bankruptcy after it failed to find a buyer. Another financial institution, Merrill Lynch is being bought by Bank of America. And insurance giant AIG– the largest insurer in the country– is desperately trying to raise cash in order to stay in business. The stock market took a huge hit today...Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are already under federal takeover-their stock is worthless...And Wilbur Ross-a billionaire investor-predicts we could see 1,000 bank failures in the months ahead.

"Change" and "reform" are two words we hear a lot of on the campaign trail. When it comes to our financial system, we need both. And it seems clear that things are going to get worse before they start to get better.

Here’s my question to you: Which candidate is better able to handle a "once in a century" financial crisis?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

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Filed under: 2008 Election • Barack Obama • John McCain