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Old 09-26-2008, 08:44 PM
 
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Obama called McCain both "Tom" and "Jim" in the debate. McCain did get under Obama's skin a couple times... I call the debate an honest draw, though after this debate I would feel more comfortable with McCain being president. Obama is too 'out there'.
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:45 PM
 
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I think they both did well, although I think Obama was clearly frustrated as he kept trying to interrupt while McCain was still speaking. Part of the problem is that everyone (especially Obama's team) vastly underestimated McCain. They both played it cool and gave plenty of examples to back up with their opinions, but it did look like Obama was clearly frustrated with his smirks and attempts at interruption..

It was strangely similar to Obama & Hillary debates, where he was clearly frustrated and Clinton stayed focused and confident.
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:45 PM
 
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sooo true!

"so, Mcain what is your view on alternative energy"

"I am a vetern and I love the veterns, and they know it"

Well played.
Wild Pile, there you go again...
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Noth Caccalacca
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Well, Bob Dole did the commercial for Viagra after he lost. Maybe McCain can pick up the Aricept ad - "Now, I remember!"
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:47 PM
 
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I don't really think either one of them was all that great. McCain won if you're someone who just responds to his fear tactics and doesn't think we need diplomacy. Obama won if you critically think before you act.

McCain looked crazy and angry, and Obama wasn't aggressive enough.

To me it was a total wash.
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:47 PM
 
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I don't think either side won decisively.
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:47 PM
 
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He truly showed he was ready and prepared to be President. It was like a college professor against a Freshmen in class. Seriously it was. I will admit, after seeing this lesson given by McCain, I'm a bit worried about Palin Thursday.
McCain is not ready for the Presidency, his judgement is he is a legend in his own mind and anyone who disagrees will experience a McCain moment. That is not the sign of a good leader, but a tyrant.

Don't worry about Palin, she will probably show her true colors.
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:48 PM
 
Location: America
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Wild Pile, there you go again...
*chuckle* uhunh

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I don't really think either one of them was all that great. McCain won if you're someone who just responds to his fear tactics and doesn't think we need diplomacy. Obama won if you critically think before you act.

McCain looked crazy and angry, and Obama wasn't aggressive enough.

To me it was a total wash.
ummm this is America dude. We all knw its your first statement that holds the most weight here.
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:48 PM
 
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I think they both did well, although I think Obama was clearly frustrated as he kept trying to interrupt while McCain was still speaking.
I noticed this too, and there was a very good reason: each time, McCain had been blatantly incorrect (either deliberately or not; who knows) about a "fact" but then went babbling on based on the incorrect assumption. And then went on from there. He built lots of arguments based on things Obama never actually did...or did do but McCain claimed he didn't (or numbers that McCain skewed). Naturally Obama was trying to interrupt.

Obama was diplomatic and after giving it one decent go at correcting his senile sparring partner, then hung back and waited for his turn. McCain lacks diplomacy...period. He truly is the epitome of the crochety old man who is "always right," even when he's wrong...a scary quality in a possible president.

Obama answered so quietly and understatedly, almost as if he felt sorry for McCain. Like he was afraid of being mean to a senile old man. That was his big mistake. McCain, like the aggressive and thoughtless person he is, then went for the jugular every time Obama gave him so much as an inch. Which gave Obama that somewhat shocked reaction...like he couldn't believe someone running for president could truly be this unprofessional.

I was, too.

But people see that as "winning".

Like we're "winning" in Iraq, I guess?

Sigh. This country surely is in the sh * tter if a majority is like this.
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Lake Country, Wisconsin
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Are that many votes up for graps? Haven't most people decided on their basic beliefs?
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