Friday, September 26, 2008

Debate debate


Who won? Who lost? Your favorite zinger? (Your favorite twinkie?)
Let's hear it Leavenworth Street readers! Feel free to dive in as soon as it starts.

**POST DEBATE UPDATE**

While watching it, I personally felt that it was a tie. Though I felt McCain had a strong close.

In any case, what I was most amazed about was that this ad was up immediately after the debate.



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19 comments:

asecurityguard said...

18B a year is alot of money (but its spent here) , but 10B a month is alot more(when its spent in Iraq).

cal said...

obama sound incredibly coached, while McCain speaks from experience. this debate is over and won handily by McCain. but the real tests are to come with the domestic policy debate.

mTm said...

McCain without a doubt. Obama was frustrated and upset every time he got questioned. Very thin skinned and inexperienced.

Gerard Harbison said...

Obama showed some promise as the talented but unseasoned newcomer behind the veteran quarterback. Maybe in a year or two he'll be ready for the big show...

$10 bn and $18 bn are both a lot, but $700 bn is a lot more.

Anonymous said...

1. McCain looked angry. And I always wonder about politicians that just won't even look at their opponent, which McCain never did. Johanns does the same at the debates with Kleeb.

2. Who the hell picked his tie? I thought I was going to have an epileptic fit because the TV made it look like it was flashing.

3. I agree it was a tie, but I found it interesting McCain got the wrong name of the Pakistani President. He also denied what was sa fact, that his own advisor Kissinger did say we should have talks with nations like Iran.

4. Where was McCain's flag pin? Obama had his.

5. McCain had the most coached lines because he repeated them over and over, but both clearly were prepared.

asecurityguard said...

I would essentially have to call this a tie, which is actually a loss because the foreign policy debate is supposed to be the one McCain mops up on. A couple of good zings both ways, this format better fits McCain because Obama wont give a short answer for the question "what time is it". McCain can make the answer short and sweet and to the point, he can make a better soundbite than Obama can. McCain won on styke, Obama won on substance.

Anonymous said...

Take off the rose colored glasses. CBS News poll of undecided voters:

40% of uncommitted voters who watched the debate tonight thought Barack Obama was the winner. 22% thought John McCain won. 38% saw it as a draw.

Ted said...

My six-year-old thought McCain won because "Barack sounds too bossy."

So much for Obama's "youth vote".

asecurityguard said...

Question for Lee Terry and Jim Esch in the debate on October 1st. Would you support a Constitutional Amendment requiring congress to balance the budget every year and pay off part of the deficit?

OmaSteak said...

IMHO, it was a tie which means Obama won. In fact, it doesn't matter what really happened as the mainstream media was already spinning it as an Obama victory right after the debate ended and that continues today.

Right Wing Professor said...

'Uncommitted voters'? Yeah, right. Reminds me of how NPR in 2004 had regular commentary from a self-styled 'swing voter', John Ridley. Problem was, a quick glance at his campaign contributions showed he'd been swinging only between the DNC and individual democrats.

pol observer said...

My favorite quote: "Mr Obama will you join me in taking a pledge against drugs, great I'll see you at 9am Monday here is your drug test appointment" Wait that was Carter-Esch

Anonymous said...

McCain seemed very Grandfatherly. That's nice, but did not give us much confidence. It was interesting to hear about all the places he has visited. He likes to talk about the past and himself. Did not win me over though. In these times we are most concerned about the future. He seemed very grumpy.

People have been saying this week that McCain will soon pick another running mate. Things that have come out this week about Sarah are making even the most conservative Republicans nervous. Any truth to that?? If so how will that effect McCain's campaign?

Anonymous said...

The funniest part was when Obama couldn't even remember Mr. McMain's first name....um it is John...thanks for playin'

Anonymous said...

Anon 1:01,

Everyone in this Country knows that this Election is about the future, except the Dems. Everytime they open their mouths they begin and end with "the last eight years".

Hey Pot, it's me, Kettle!

Anonymous said...

Obama, "You know Jim,..uh..umm...John" I wonder who has alzheimers?

macdaddy said...

Actually, Obama should have addressed him by his first name: Senator.

Anonymous said...

Neither one of these guys is worth "VOTING FOR". McCain isn't conservative enough and Barry is an empty suit. When he says he'll only tax the "RICH" I have to get the duct tape out for my head. It sounds good (feels good) to the non-thinking, but who do you think businesses pass the extra cost on to?

Uncle Wiggily said...

Maybe the most excruciatingly boring 90 minutes I have spent since watching that NPR documentary on frying pans a while back. I learned nothing - but I did confirm what I already suspected ... that Cindy McCain is in desperate need of Hairdresser 911, and Michelle O's hiney is waaay too big for her otherwise entirely acceptable physiognomy. I suspect neither of these "defects" disqualifies either from first-ladydom.

Oh - and as far as who won? Any TV show that was on opposite the debates.

Is there anybody - anybody at all - whose mind was changed about either candidate because of this laughable exercise? Let me hear you. I didn't think so - me neither.