THE DEBATE WINNER

by MullOverThis

If I had to choose a debate winner, it would have to be McCain.  This resolve wouldn’t be based upon any substantive edge for McCain.  Both senators were superb, polished, and well-spoken at sticking hard to their campaign positions on the economy, foreign policy, the War on Iraq, taxes, and energy issues.  Both presidential candidates did not present anything new, or stir up the debate by issuing a challenge to their opponent.  McCain tried to throw out a life-line for Americans by suggesting that the government should consider buying out, or subsidizing homeowner mortgages to help alleviate the mortgage crisis and save some families from losing their homes.  Obama, on the other hand, acted like the moderator was there to simply manage the questions because he ultimately controlled the timing, rebuttal, and the like.  Obama isn’t even president, yet everyone must oblige him.  This was beyond confidence, it was simply arrogant and rude.

BUT, I don’t have to choose. 

McCain nullified his edge from simply trying to get the extra credit points by being himself.  America got to see the real McCoy when he referred to Senator Obama as “that guy” or “that one”. Whatever McCain’s exact verbiage was, I could not believe he pointed to Obama and referenced his opponent in such a deragatory manner.   Words have context and had McCain even looked at Obama during the first debate, or acted like he was in a debate last night against Senator Obama, the words might have had a different “read”.  Clearly, McCain was condescending and is such an unpersonable human being that he could not even go through a debate without showing his true colors.  Pun intended and unintended.

As Obama hammered the theme of reviving the middle class, McCain didn’t miss one opportunity to point out that Obama isn’t as experienced as he is.  What McCain failed to realize is that Americans are no longer concerned about inexperience, at least to the point where it matters.  Obama didn’t make it this far because most Americans find him too inexperienced.  And for those of us who would feel more comfortable with a more seasoned statesman, McCain’s Pebbles (the Flinstones) Palin appointment as the Republican Vice Presidential nominee completely undermined any real belief that McCain believes experience should be weighted.  So, McCain’s assertion that “we don’t have time for on the job training” instantaneously  boomeranged to the Repubs camp cutting off McCain’s own neck for picking Bam Bam’s dream girl, the betcha gotcha redneck loving maverick promoting Palin, who conveniently quoted the New York Times to incite pandamonium against Obama for terrorist associations, this past week.  Yet, and please pause while digesting this irony, this same woman who has not found time for intense preparation on how to use the language of dignitaries–which a US potential President and Vice President should practice–because there’s such favorite “darn” words that a non-Washington insider should just be able to say at a Presidential level only when she is a cute redneck white woman, has constantly berated the media and blamed her ignoramus-ness during the Couric interview on another “gotcha” moment with the media.  Why cite and trust the integrity of the media, which Palin claims she was once a part of, when it is convenient to discredit Obama, but when the same journalists pose questions to Palin that make her uncomfortable, the media are “gotcha” captains?  Well, Palin needs minimal basic comprehension here:  there will be “gotcha” moments all the time during her potential Vice-Presidency with real questions for real issues that are only “gotcha” because they are above Palin’s head.  McCain’s comment landed Mulloverthis right on top of his own political suicide and poor judgment in appointing Palin.  Although Pat Buchanan and others credit Palin with bolstering McCain’s ticket, once the fan mail is opened in a few weeks, this country will find that most people put their ultimate trust and invested their hopes in voting for the other side. 

Most immediate polls show Obama as the winner.  Obama’s lead in the debate probably corresponds with the overall lead Obama has over McCain in the latest presidential pick polls.  It is time for voters to make final decisions.  History has proven that politicians make a boat-load of promises that they often do not keep.  So now is the time for Americans to mullover the history, judgment, personality, accomplishments, and ideals of McCain and Obama to choose the next President.

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One Comment to “THE DEBATE WINNER”

  1. I think Obama won the debate. But I can admit that its really hard for me to be objective anymore. Most pundits and observers say that nothing new came out of the debate- and I agree. What I cannot understand, fathom, is how McCain has been able to maintain ANY substantial level of support given the ludicrous choice of Palin as his running mate. Serious, supposedly intelligent Palin supporters are, in effect, saying that they would rather have someone who is obviously and explicity -by her own admissions during Couric interview and V. Pres debate- inept in the white house, than Barack and Biden!!! And this constant comparison of Barack’s experience relative to Palin’s is absurb and misses the point! Barack went before tens and millions of Americans and presented his case to them. He competed against the democratic party’s best and won. He’s been on the national stage for four yrs and has faced scrutiny like no one else who ran this campaign season. Palin has been at this for 4 weeks and is asking “who is Barack?” , “we really don’t know who he is”?. Are Americans that stupid?

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