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Did you watch the first presidential debate Friday night?

Posted by 104Inc.com on September 30, 2008

Did you think it settled anything?

Neither McCain nor Obama won or lost the debate.  Though the focus of the debate was supposed to be foreign policy, the first 40 minutes of the debate revolved around the current economic problems.  No great insight from either candidate on the economy.  Don’t they realize this is the issue that cause them to win or lose the election?  One of them really needs to step up.

Maybe in a sense McCain lost the debate.  He should have dominated the debate with his experience.  He did a very good job of name dropping when he was speaking and that was something Obama couldn’t  do.

It was probably a bit more fun to watch either candidate when the other candidate was talking.  Lots of looks of disgust, amusement, and a little disdain on both candidates’ faces.   I guess it is not fun to have your words twisted any which possible or to have to defend some boneheaded position.

McCain’s line seemed to be “Obama isn’t right about anything”.  It’s not like they’re married – he has to be right about something every once in awhile.  McCain claims to be able to work across the aisle, but it didn’t seem like he could during the debate.

Obama gave credit to McCain when he agreed on a point.  Maybe he did it too often, but at least he gave the appearance he could find a middle ground.  He seemed to pick his battles on various points and leave some minor things to the side.

They have 2 more debates to convince us to vote for one of them.   I have great hope that the vice-presidential debate will be a bit more entertaining.  Will Palin look like a deer in headlights or will Biden say something so crazy you just want to call him an idiot?  Note sure which it will be, but I am hoping for both on Thursday night.

We have five more weeks to go in the election, so check out www.104politics.com if you want to stay up to date.

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