Obligatory (and official) Obama/McCain Debate II ThreadOctober 7, 2008
My take? It was a bit of a snoozer, but I think Obama emerged victorious again. Perhaps it was less of Obama winning, and more of McCain losing. The Arizona senator sounded anxious and a bit desperate, and Obama more poised and presidential. Overall, though, most of this stuff was covered in the last debate.
And now, a little round-up from around the internet:
- CBS and CNN call it for Obama.
- Malkin (right) and Beeton (left) agrees with me that it was a snoozer, and Justin at Donklephant agrees that McCain lost it.
- Over at the Corner, Andy McCarthy is irate that McCain didn’t turn it into a poo-flinging contest.
- Althouse earns the Mr. Conspiracy award (hilarious).
- The transcript.
- Drunkblogging? (drink!)
Another wonderful night in American politics.
And I suppose I should note that, back in April, I predicted that these debates would cost McCain the election. With only one debate remaining, I can’t honestly say that I was correct on this one (at least in the context of the argument I was making). Obama will probably win the general, but there is no routs going on here. On the other hand, I think its safe to say that these things aren’t exactly helping McCain’s situation.