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It’s (all but) over…

Could the contrast between Barack Obama and John McCain be any starker?  Watching the debate last night, the thought actually crossed my mind that this contest is almost unfair.  Obama exudes calm, confidence, focus, energy.  McCain looks like an angry, stammering, old man who may blow his top at a moment’s notice.  It’s not just that Obama is on the right side of the issues; He LOOKS Presidential.  McCain looks like one of the guys I used to sell bingo cards to on Sunday afternoons at Citizens Fire Company.  McCain clearly loathes Obama.  Once again, he could barely look at him.  At times, I expected McCain to pick up his stool and try to slug Obama with it.

Methinks John McCain is going to need to get over his anger.  Soon, instead of referring to Obama as “That One,” he’ll be calling him Mr. President.


October 8, 2008 - Posted by | Politics | , , ,


  1. I don’t think McCain stammered once during this debate. If anything, he certainly appeared more comfortable than Obama at first. He walked around, clapped questioners on the back, and was generally at ease.

    They both have varying debating styles. McCain is much more intense than Obama. I’m not sure McCain not looking at Obama is any worse than Obama’s condescending grin. They cancel each other out.

    There’s certainly more to the presidency than looks and talking a good game, but I don’t think McCain was able to really drive home his message of examining the candidates’ records.

    Comment by kolchak33 | October 8, 2008 | Reply

  2. You may see a “condescending grin,” while I saw only one candidate actually listening to the other’s answers. McCain’s milling around the back of the stage during Obama’s responses was disrespectful, rude, and distracting.

    In fact, I thought McCain seemed most at ease toward the end of the debate during the foreign policy section. His awkward attempts at humor felt forced and fell flat.

    Comment by bridoc10 | October 8, 2008 | Reply

  3. No matter how you spin it, that annoyed smirk was nothing but a show of contempt.

    I digress. There was no clear winner last night. Obama really didn’t do a good job in his attempt to paint McCain as Bush and McCain failed to question how Obama plans on financing his massive entitlement programs in the wake of the bailout.

    Comment by kolchak33 | October 8, 2008 | Reply

  4. Whomever wins may be the actual loser. They are going to inherit a country that is self imploding after a decade of greed. And that greed transcends both parties and all people. We all got what we deserved. I always cringed at those commercials for “Bad Credit, No Credit, No Problem we will get you the Credit you deserve” Well in reality you deserved NO CREDIT because you were totally irresponsible and bought things you couldn’t afford with money that wasn’t yours. Well now the chickens have come home to roost. My Wife and I have rented for 18 years because we knew we couldn’t afford a house. When my wife would look at couples who “Had it all” I would reminder her all they had was a bunch of debt! I’m not impressed by either candidate if you want to know where I stand. In some ways I see Obama as our generations chance at a Kennedy White House. But in retrospect Kennedy was not all that and a bag of fries, he had his problems too. He’s relegated to greatness because he was assassinated and cut short in his prime. We will never know what he could have done. When I hear him speak I’m most impressed with Ron Paul, but that point is mute. Obama will likely win because it is time for the pendulum to swing to the left. I look at it this way. We have had over 200 years of mostly old, all white men, so why not Obama, he’s got to do better than GWB. Spiney

    Comment by Spiney | October 13, 2008 | Reply

  5. One last thing on the it’s all over but…

    In the primaries John McCain was considered dead, not chance, pack it up and go home. But he hung in, dug in and became the Republican Candidate by a landslide. So it won’t be over until Sometime Wednesday morning in early November.

    Comment by Spiney | October 13, 2008 | Reply

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