Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Round Two of the rumble between a gnome-like McCain and over-confident Obama
marked the second debate series in the last week where the Moon was Void of Course and Mercury is Retrograde. So here we have a Venus ruled chart (set for 8PM CDT) so $ and how well the economy will fair in the near term is what is up for everyone watching this battle in the music city.
Let's get it srtaight: Both of these candidates for president voted for the phony bailout and had to spin their support for the bankers coup. Obama on this Capricorn Moon with Jupiter still in close orb to Mercury in Libra immediately brought down to earth
(his natal Mars in Virgo) the current US financial situation:
QUESTION: With the economy on the downturn and retired and older citizens and workers losing their incomes, what's the fastest, most positive solution to bail these people out of the economic ruin?
"I think everybody knows now we are in the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression." Barack went on to jab at McCain's midsection: "I believe this is a final verdict on the failed economic policies of the last eight years, strongly promoted by President Bush and supported by Sen. McCain," By the time McCain was reeling, Obama sent out another flurry of punches and stung like a bee: "we just found out that AIG, a company that got a bailout, just a week after they got help went on a $400,000 junket."
We see from the chart above that Mars @ 2 Scorpio was dignified by rulership, face and term and McCain whose natal Mars in Leo trines Jupiter and also has that volatile SQ to Uranus is always ready to attach. McCain scores one: "We obviously have to stop this spending spree that's going on in Washington. Do you know that we've laid a $10 trillion debt on these young Americans who are here with us tonight, $500 billion of it we owe to China?"
QUESTION: Well, Senators, through this economic crisis, most of the people that I know have had a difficult time. And through this bailout package, I was wondering what it is that's going to actually help those people out.
McCain: Who kept boring the audience by invoking Ronnie Reagen's ghost and railing against cronyism kept trying to muster up some punches.... Except tonight the chart ruler in Venus in somewhat of detrimental position in Scorpio was SQ McCain's Mars. His lame response: "But Fannie and Freddie were the catalysts, the match that started this forest fire. There were some of us -- there were some of us that stood up against it. There were others who took a hike."
Instead of spending precious time analyzing all the "set up" questions and boring everyone, let's take a look at how the Nashville Debate Chart looked compered to Obama's natal.
The Mc @ 2 degrees Aquarius is conjunct Obama's Jupiter to expand his famous audacious hope and mainly push his agenda for the work camp movement and supposed compassion for the middle class. Uranus the ruler of his own natal Aquarius rising was transiting his first to give him the surprising response "coming out of the blue" just enough trickster edge over aged, hobbling McCain. Neptune also near Mc was another plus especially with a current on and off trine to transiting Mercury giving Barack the advantage of seeming like the futuristic leader filled with ideals of fairness.
Then Obmama swung for the fences but just barely got a single but that got him on base as transiting Mars was in close orb SQ his Jupiter in the 12th and exactly square his Mars turning him into the aggressor! :
" Now, with respect to Fannie Mae, what Sen. McCain didn't mention is the fact that this bill that he talked about wasn't his own bill. He jumped on it a year after it had been introduced and it never got passed.
And I never promoted Fannie Mae. In fact, Sen. McCain's campaign chairman's firm was a lobbyist on behalf of Fannie Mae, not me.
So -- but, look, you're not interested in hearing politicians pointing fingers. What you're interested in is trying to figure out, how is this going to impact you?"
Posted by Art Gianfermo at 7:47 PM