Friday, September 26, 2008

Yes I watched the Debate.

Myself and New Friend caught the debate in a crowded, even boisterous bar.  Unfortunately, I think that once the music teacher left, we were the only ones whose primary interest was beyond baseball and booze.  Either way, it was awesome, fists were pounded, and drool was drooled at the thought of what could happen next week when Biden makes Palin look childish.  I mean hell Katie Couric already did this (2nd one is even worse, totally cringe-worthy).  I think Biden can handle as well.

The debate?  Well,  I don't think my direct reaction is interesting.  Of course I thought Obama won.  However, it was interesting to see the approval lines for Republicans, Democrats, and Independents move around.  And it was clear that Independents favored Obama. 

I agree, though, Obama should have hit harder.  He had 2 prime opportunities:

1. Torture.  Said McCain, during the debate, "I have opposed the president ... on torture of prisoner".  However, back in February, he voted against a bill that would have outlawed waterboarding, which McCain himself has called an illegal form of torture.  A bill that was heartily opposed by our dear president.

2. Caring for Veterans.  Umm.  What a silly name for a point?  Anyhow, McCain tonight, speaking to this point, said, "And I love them.  And I'll take care of them."  ......Except maybe for when you voted against (ahem, did not vote on but consistently opposed) the 21st Century GI Bill.  Additionally, what do vets groups have to say about McCain?  He received a grade of D from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and a 20 percent vote rating from the Disabled Veterans of America.

Good night.

Debate Transcript


Jason said...

I was surprised Obama didn't hit McCain on those two issues too. He also missed an opportunity with the whole timetable issue. Maliki essentially came out and supported Obama's position. It's a good indication of Obama's judgment, and I wonder why he didn't bring it up.

K said...

I've said it once and I'll say it again: Now that the first one is out of the way and everyone's been nice and polite, from here on out, I want to see BLOOD. I want Obama to just eviscerate McCain, and I want Biden to bowl over Palin.
I love election season!