Saturday, September 27, 2008
I think Obama won the debate last night. He didn't come off as week, he came off as someone who actually walks the walk with respect to trying to reach across the aisle. How in hell can McCain really get bipartisan buy-in with his confrontational attitude? Bullying people into agreeing? That's not building coalitions & cooperation. Obama proved he had that grace, without losing his cool. Like, he displayed the tactfulness that might lead people to think he could successfully pull our national reputation out of the international gutter. And then, in the moments with McCain stared right at the camera, smug as if he'd finally be asked a question on which he had actually done his homework, his delivery was predictable. "oh! I called Obama dangerous." I believe Obama will perform better on the next two topics.