Wednesday, October 15, 2008


This was a chance for McCain to regain the momentum and all he could do was mimic talk radio BS. The insta-polls showed that this strategy failed -

Poll: Debate watchers say Obama wins

HEMPSTEAD, New York (CNN) -- A majority of debate watchers think Sen. Barack Obama won the third and final presidential debate, according to a national poll conducted right afterward.

Fifty-eight percent of debate watchers questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll said Democratic candidate Obama did the best job in the debate, with 31 percent saying Republican Sen. John McCain performed best.

The poll also suggests that debate watchers' favorable opinion of Obama rose slightly during the debate, from 63 percent at the start to 66 percent at the end. The poll indicates that McCain's favorables dropped slightly, from 51 percent to 49 percent.

The uncommitteds also think Obama won -

CBS Poll: Uncommitted Voters Say Obama Won Final Debate
Posted by Brian Montopoli
October 15, 2008, 10:27 PM

Fifty-three percent of the uncommitted voters surveyed identified Democratic nominee Barack Obama as the winner of tonight's debate. Twenty-two percent said Republican rival John McCain won. Twenty-five percent saw the debate as a draw.

The AP thinks McCain did better than before but that wasn't enough -
Analysis: McCain puts Obama on the defensive
Oct 15 11:01 PM US/Eastern
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - This time, John McCain kept Barack Obama on the defensive.
The feisty Republican tried hard to find a lifeline Wednesday night, challenging his Democratic rival at every turn over his truthfulness, associations and record.

By that measure, McCain won the last debate of the 2008 campaign.

But that may not be enough.The debate said a lot about both candidates. McCain did better Wednesday than ever before but, even as he took punches, Obama succeeded in appearing presidential.

Even the professional wingnuts seem to think Obama won -
Debate III: Edgy McCain sheds no new light
The Politico

Commentators such as Charles Krauthammer, who has written devastating critiques of Obama, said on Fox News that Obama won the encounter with a poised and mistake-free performance. Fox anchor Brit Hume said some of McCain’s mannerisms were “peculiar.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

McCain was not only edgy and was wayward in his answers to Bob's query- always almost going staryed away. Eager how an elderly man could face or lead us to face the present day issues- he failed miserable. He sounded like he was very desperate. BIG NO
Obama, on a question of Balancing the Budget never answered
Health Care- I want to know which plan has $5800 per year? Single only? Go to some 3rd world to get treatment? or the the Plan that Congressman is privileged to have paid by Tax Payers? .. BS
Closing Comments- Obama Crisp and appealing
McCain Not so much appealing just like he lost on the questions, he lost me!! Good Bye