Oct 15, 2008

Debate! Debate!

Last debate between Obama and McCain. Here we go...

McCain makes a point of making eye contact with Obama at the start before getting into his economic proposals. As he goes, he starts to channel Hillary Clinton in talking about mortgage relief to troubled homeowners. Obama sounds wonky as he tries to weave through his point.

McCain accuses Obama of wanting to raise taxes on Joe the plumber. Obama says Joe the plumber has been watching too many of McCain's commercials. McCain accuses Obama of waging class warfare and, in so many words, embracing wealth redistribution. (How many reporters are on the Internet right now trying to track down Joe the plumber?)

McCain reiterates his call for an across-the-board spending freeze and a line item veto, returns to his earmark attack against Obama. Obama tries to shift the conversation back to George Bush's economic record.

McCain: "Sen. Obama, I'm not President Bush..."
Obama: "When it comes to economic policies, essentially what you are proposing is eight more years of the same thing..."
And there you have the nut graf of the debate.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I didn't see or hear it, but I'm pretty sure Obama won. I'd give it 7-3 Obama, on points, per the debate I did not see or hear. McCain had the more difficult task and showed his age. Obama played the Bush card and remained wonky sphynx like. I'm pretty sure. Didn't see it though.