The Last Debate

  • GQjock

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    Oct 16, 2008 9:59 AM GMT
    Grampy just can't stop the "Get Off My Lawn!" Faces

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    Barack wins again
    Looking to be kinda landslidy for Obama
    What do you guys think?
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    Oct 16, 2008 10:18 AM GMT
    Poll: Debate watchers say Obama wins

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    58 percent of those polled who watched the debate say Obama is the winner

    Poll: Obama's favorable rating up to 66 percent, McCain's down to 49 percent

    80 percent of debate watchers in poll say McCain was more on the attack

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/15/debate.poll/index.html

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    Oct 16, 2008 10:28 AM GMT
    "John of the Grimaces met Barack the Unflappable in Hempstead tonight, and the guy with the arctic cool, not surprisingly, prevailed.

    Now we know why Obama’s aides were goading McCain earlier this week to raise the Bill Ayres issue in the debate. They wanted to play McCain’s rage against Obama’s measured, judicious, statesmanlike, even a bit boring presidentiality. And McCain obliged them big time.

    The Arizona senator had been doing well up until that moment, which came about half an hour into the debate. But as he recounted the Obama attack ads (which may outnumber McCain’s in raw numbers, since Obama has more money than God, but which come nowhere close to the percentage of McCain commercials that are attack ads), McCain started seething, and after Obama answered his attack on the Ayres connection, McCain couldn’t stop. He kept on attacking, then remembered that people didn’t actually like this, pirouetted to say that his campaign was about issues, and fell flat on his face, not to rise again for the duration of the debate.

    The Obama campaign has always believed that if McCain was going to be knocked out in the course of a debate, it would be at the hands of McCain. ... "

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    Oct 16, 2008 4:49 PM GMT
    Well put. Colson. I sat on my sofa all the while thinking this train is going to derail soon and it did. McCain could not help himself...god bless'em.

    I think the more he tried to rattle Obama the more frustrated he got when it did not happen.

    The only debate that Obama did poorly in was when he debated Senator Clinton the first time. That was awful. Since then he has been unshakable.

    I always knew that McCain's temper would be his un-doing. There are a lot of things that I like about McCain, just not enough for me to think that he would be effective in the White House.

    I can't help but to think had he chose Mitt Romney as his running mate this would be quite a diffrent race. I was "God Slapped" when he did not.

    I bet they wish they could turn back time now.

    It was McCain's best debate todate to bad it was the last one.

    Whomever wins next month they will have my full support. It's still three weeks away anything could happen.
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    Oct 16, 2008 5:31 PM GMT
    I liked the question about why each's vp candidate would be better than the other.
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  • silverfox

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    Oct 16, 2008 6:50 PM GMT
    My favorite moment was McCain's shout out to Nancy Reagan. Awwwwwww.....he is so thoughtful!
    Um.....how about Dick Cheney who had a health scare?
    Not a WORD for the VP......

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  • Barricade

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    Oct 16, 2008 9:05 PM GMT
    McGay saidI liked the question about why each's vp candidate would be better than the other.
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    Oct 16, 2008 9:24 PM GMT
    I actually thought McCain did a lot better this time around than last debate, but I think Obama still came out ahead. I think the main reason for that impression for me is that McCain constantly repeated the same attacks against Obama even AFTER Obama had disputed them, and did so condescendingly too. When McCain was actually talking about his own policies I thought he did pretty well. He should have stuck to that.