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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Once Again, My Friends...

The second presidential debate is over. The jury has spoken. McCain is so old, so out of touch, so nasty, and so unbelievably vain that he called Obama, "That one." In the first debate I found it hard to believe that McCain would not even look at Obama, that he acted like he was too good to be in the same room as Obama. Tonight, he called him "That One" dehumanizing the Senator, as he and Palin have been doing at speeches on the campaign trail.

This kind of attitude in politics is very dangerous. Back in 1960 when Kennedy was running for president against Nixon, the same kind of attitude was prevalent as it is now. John F. Kennedy was assasinated three years later by a wing nut, Lee Harvey Oswald. This is the very real danger when candidates promote hatred in their speeches against their opponents the way that McCain and Palin have been doing over the past few days.

There were many times in the debate where McCain repeated lies that his campaign has put into ads about Obama. He once again lied about Obama's tax plan. He once again lied about Obama's record in the Senate. He once again lied about Obama's foreign policies. I could go on with this, but you know what I mean.

As far as who won, Obama had a much better command of his answers, and was much more on point. McCain seemed irratic and one could obviously tell he was frustrated, it was all over his face. McCain was aggressive and his poorly timed jokes were not effective. what is worse is he does these jokes at inopportune times just like George W. Bush, and then laughs at them very annoyingly. Obama was more substantive with his answers, giving the viewers more details on how his plans would work and how they would be paid for as well. McCain, as usual, was all talk
with no substance.Tom Brokaw did a horrible job moderating. He was trying to be too strict on the time when both candidates didn't seem to care about the time at all. This made Tom annoying at best. He did sort of stop later on, but by then, he had already convinced viewers to just tune him out.

According to the pundits, this was a make or break debate for John McCain. I believe it will prove to be the end of his campaign and the polls will go higher in Obama's favor and he will be the next president.

Senator Barack Obama - The Next President of the United States of America!

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