Friday, September 26

The Debate Is On!

All right, the debate will happen after all. It begins @ 8 p.m. local time. Post your thoughts in this thread. I will update it throughout the evening with my thoughts as well.

13 comments:

Newsy said...

McCain just one upped Obama by acknowledging that Sen. Kennedy is back in the hospital. The debate is now underway.

Newsy said...

Well after about 15 minutes of a snoozefest, this debate is finally getting interesting. We can now start to see the lines being drawn and the distinction of the choice we have before us as voters.

Newsy said...

Wow, Obama's hair is really turning gray. I wonder if that was done on purpose or is the campaign really aging him that much? If it is the former, that was subtle but smart. If it was the latter, then he may look older than McCain by the end of the campaign.

Newsy said...

Obama was strongest on the economy. I can see why he leads among voters in that regard. The focus has now shifted to military issues and McCain's experience shows. Obama would be best served if the topic shifted back to the economy.

Oh... McCain just butchered Ahmedenijad's name. Ouch! That was rough.

DONNA said...

How many times has Obama said that McCain was right. Right now I'm seeing the difference between a smart man and a wise one.

Newsy said...

Line of the night so far was McCain's slam of Obama saying he would sit down with the Iranian leader without conditions. So far, that is the soundbite of the debate!

DONNA said...

For a smooth talker Obama is sure stuttering a lot.

Newsy said...

Foreign policy is definitely McCain's strong point. I wonder if his constant references to world leaders whom he has worked with resonates with the American public? It does with me.

DONNA said...

Absolutely!

DONNA said...

Well my take on the debate is that Obama was shallow not comfortable at all and McCain seemed to push the right buttons. He spoke with more heart and soul and with EXPERIENCE! McCain's I've been there and I've met with this one and that one. And Obama agreed with him at least 10 times. I have to go with McCain on this one.

Newsy said...

I think Obama was stronger on the economic issues. If the debate had ended there, Obama would have been the winner. McCain was too vague for my taste.

On the foreign policy side, McCain smoked Obama for lack of a better word.

At the end of the day, I guess it depends on what you found as the most important segment. Therefore, I call it a draw -- that really helps, doesn't it?

Jason said...

Seemed like I expected it would be...everyone who's chosen sides thinks their side won. Indicates the show was a tie.

DONNA said...

This whole campaign has been so unsettling, at least for me. I am not sold on the kind of "change" Obama speaks of. Then I am not sure that we want to handle every issue as if we are in the middle of war like McCain portrays. It would be hard for me to support the Democrats because of their stand on abortion and government controled health care. As for the Republicans I'm not sure they even know where to begin on the economy. McCain did not boost my opinion of him in that area last night.
With that said, I am still leaning toward McCain. I'm afraid however, that come November, the only thing Im going to be excited about is that it's finally over.