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View Poll Results: Who won the 1st Presidential Debate
McCain 124 32.04%
Obama 194 50.13%
It was a tie 69 17.83%
Voters: 387. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-27-2008, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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It's clear McCain had the better debate. He thrashed him consistently on Iran, Russia, Iraq.

It was embarassing for Obama.
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Old 09-27-2008, 07:14 AM
 
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As I said, let's keep the conversation civil please. "Bimbette" is just pure name calling.
It's a description not name calling, and my post was very civil. Oh and BTW just to clear up your apparent confusion, not only am I grown, I don't work for or answer to you.

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Old 09-27-2008, 07:33 AM
 
Location: GIlbert, AZ
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I'm voting Nader for the same reason. The corporate power structure does not want someone like Bob Barr or Ralph Nader to even be heard. The corporate power structure, which is who the Reps/Dems represent and what they've become, doesn't want anyone to crash their cozy little grab-bag party. Change? Sorry, brother, I can't spare a dime. I live on "Main Street."
well theres 1 more vote for McCain. Nader had 4 years to prove he was the man. He only comes around every 4 years to try and sensationalise himself. If he were serious, he would run for Governor, or house or senate seats. Work his way up like all the other candidates and campaign for 2 years like our current candidates. I don't like one of the candidates, but at least he worked hard to get here.
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Old 09-27-2008, 07:35 AM
 
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Get a grip. Maybe we the see truth as it really is : Obama won the debate. Shaken we all work and have to get up early.

McCain needs to find some new catchy phrases, because frankly, I'm tire of hearing him say, "I'm a maverick", "I wasn't voted miss congeniality" ,"Obama, does not understand".

It's just getting tired and played out. Not once did I hear him say what he was going to do for the common people or middle class; yet, Obama clearly defended and express his position on foreign policy and the war.


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Easy tiger...it's just a message board....there is not scientific method to this poll. Maybe the Democrats can stay up later than the Republicans since most Republicans are working during the day and go to bed earlier since they are tired.

Dont' forget, John McCain has been steady working to help with the financial crisis and is probably exhausted from all the traveling alone. I think he did pretty good all things considered.
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Old 09-27-2008, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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Obama offered round about speech that said little
McCain offered more specifics and direct answers

Obama did better on the economy although McCain has the better plan but didn't portray it well.
It's being televised again and I didn't see where Obama did better on the economy issue. I think this issue should have been given more time for each of them to go into a little more detail because many low income families and older folks, are not well versed in what is going on with the bail out. The media will only tell you what you want to hear, there are many that aren't capable of affording cable networks or dishes, they're just trying to survive and their local news really doesn't say much. Heck, our local news doesn't say much!
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Old 09-27-2008, 07:45 AM
 
Location: S.Florida
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I didn't get to watch it all but from the parts I did see I don't think either won. All I saw was appeal to emotion. I HATE IT!

I saw it this am imagine it will be on all week. I agree neither won but I found both good and it was a tie.

Both were similiar but different words. I was impressed with both.
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Old 09-27-2008, 07:49 AM
 
Location: NY
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I think McCain won by a very slim margin. He is surely more qualified to be president. That said, as much as I do not like Obama and think he would be absolutely horrible for this country, he did a very good job.
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Old 09-27-2008, 08:10 AM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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Get a grip. Maybe we the see truth as it really is : Obama won the debate. Shaken we all work and have to get up early.

McCain needs to find some new catchy phrases, because frankly, I'm tire of hearing him say, "I'm a maverick", "I wasn't voted miss congeniality" ,"Obama, does not understand".

It's just getting tired and played out. Not once did I hear him say what he was going to do for the common people or middle class; yet, Obama clearly defended and express his position on foreign policy and the war.
Since when did the Republican Party become the party of the working class? I thought it was run by rich, old men?
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Old 09-27-2008, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Way up high
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I personally think Obama did better. He looked straight into the camera when answering the question on how is he going to handle this economic crisis. McCain just looked into the crowd or his podium.
I also felt that McCain kept bringing up old military stuff and always referred/deferred to the military issues and not really the question being asked. I felt he spun it onto other topics that had nothing to do with the question being asked.
I really think we could use that 10 billion a month at our home, the USA, right now instead of Iraq, correct??
I understand taking care of our vets from past wars but we are all in an economic crisis right now. Do you honestly think that people today would choose to take care of vets over their families if asked that question right now???? I guarantee it would be their family and not the vets.
I just felt Obama gave more direct responding answers to the questions than McCain and that's my personal opinion. We all have one..
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Old 09-27-2008, 09:00 AM
 
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Maybe it's better to post this poll in this thread, but currently this shows McCain as the winner:

Obama, McCain Wrestle Over War, Taxes
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