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And the winner is ….

Moments after the debate, I felt it was a draw.  I could see that McCain was sneering and condescending and Obama seemed much more Presidential.  I could also see that Obama proved his foreign policy creds.  But I felt that neither really pulled ahead of the other.

The pundits and polls, however, are showing that Obama clearly won the debate and, you know what, I’ll take that. 

The Republicans are spinning hard, of course, and creating new ads from spliced sound bites, like the moments when Obama, being gracious and bipartisan, said that McCain was “right” on something.  The Repubs are saying that those moments amounted to Obama endorsing McCain.  Hogwash.

We’ll see if this affects the polls in the long run.  The VP debate is next week and the next Pres debate the week after that.  The election will be here before we know it.  I hope you’re paying attention.

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The non-surprise of the day

The not-shocking news is that McCain is not waiting for an agreement on the bailout, is un-suspending his campaign,  and is un-deciding to skip tonight’s debate, putting him on stage with Obama in Mississippi for the first Presidential debate.  I’m un-surprised.

This whole fiasco has dropped my opinion of McCain into the nether regions.  I no longer have any respect for the man.  Pure political posturing for posturing’s sake, while trying to obscure it as patriotism, is disgusting from a man who has claimed to be the ultimate public servant and the only one in the race who has ever served his country.  

McCain has barely prepared for tonight’s debate.  I hope it shows.

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