Presidential Debate #3: The Finale

Tonight’s debate was probably the most lively of the three debates held and covered a nice broad range of issues that on the surface seem unrelated but are quite intertwined with one another. Both Sen. Obama and Sen. McCain did well, articulating their points of view effectively. There were some feisty moments between the two men, but that’s to be expected given the stakes.

Overall, I thought Sen. McCain came off very well. Energetic, informed, relaxed, and quick to pick up on a topic and run with it. There were some areas I thought he should have bypassed like the whole dirty campaign stuff, ACORN, et al., and stuck to the issues. Sen. Obama also did well, being his usual articulate and relaxed self, but seemed in a rare few moments to flounder a little particularly on his self admitted short comings. He also did a rather poor job, in my opinion, when stating why Sen. Biden would be qualified to be VP or President with somewhat vague comments and lukewarm praise.

While both men made excellent cases for themselves and their candidacies, I think overall Sen. McCain did better in this debate and “won” it. But then I support Sen. McCain and agree with him on a number of issues (federalism, capitalism, etc.) and disagree on aspects of others (abortion, government bank investment, etc.).

Thankfully the debates are over.

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2 thoughts on “Presidential Debate #3: The Finale

  1. McCain and Palin are two amiable robots. the fact that anyone is praising McCain for his performance in the third debate proves that he and Palin have lowered people’s expectations down to nothing (don’t forget, the VP debates were a tie!)

  2. I respectfully disagree with you on Sen. McCain’s performance. Could it not also be argued with your reasoning (“amiable robots”) being applied to Sen. Obama and Sen. Biden that have lowered expectations?

    Regardless of either of our opinions the public will decide one way or another who is President.

    Thanks for the reply.

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