McCain vs. Obama Debate I

There was no great sound byte, there was no knockout punches, no heavy punches, and each candidate did exactly what you would expect. McCain pushing the lack of experience card while Obama fired back with lack of judgment. We did not see either guy really beating the other that is until we changed the channel. On Fox although they said McCain got off to slow start he scored more points with his answers and clearly hit his stride in the second half. CNN said that it was pretty even although it seemed Obama spent much of the later debate on the defensive which he held his own. Bill Maher show on HBO he said the Obama cleaned the floor with McCain and when his guest said it was close he claimed they did not see what he had seen. The democrats has 22 debates and they have made Obama stronger a Clinton worker on Hannity and Colmbes said they tried to hammer him with experience but he would always fire back about judgment. This is really the best time of the year as any slip up here could cost the candidate the whole shooting match. McCain is going to need another strategy if he wants a knockout punch it is clear Obama has been tested on these issues and people find his answers credible. Obama needs to pour over the McCain record as being in the senate so long he must have flip-flopped on many issues. If there was one point where it did get nasty enough for one man to hurt the other it was over negotiations with terrorist states. McCain dropped twice that Iran has said they want to destroy Israel; Obama never repeated this and said that he was in favor of talks with all nations no matter how crazy. Eleven days from now we will get to do it again, although if we had to guess it will be more than likely the same under a different format.
Countdown to the vice presidential debate: 4 days
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Countdown to the third presidential debate: 19 days
Countdown to Election Day 2008: 38 days
Countdown to Inauguration Day 2009: 115 days


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