… Obama was cooler and lower-key, chuckling aloud at several of McCain’s ripostes as though to dismiss them as laughable. He looked at McCain when the Arizona senator was talking, but when his turn came Obama often looked directly into the camera as he spoke — the way presidents do from the Oval Office.
“I don’t mind being attacked for the next three weeks,” Obama said. “What the American people can’t afford is four more years of failed economic policies.”
There were no major new policies proposed or big gaffes committed by the two, though at one point McCain was speaking with such a crush of words that he referred to Obama as “Senator Government.”
With the two sitting on swivel chairs at a horseshoe-shaped table, there was less of the body language apparent at the first debate (when they stood at lecterns) and the second (a town-hall-style forum where they roamed the stage).
Alan Schroeder, a Northeastern University professor who studies presidential debates, said afterward that McCain had pursued a “clear strategy of going on the attack” but Obama “seemed impervious to his slings and arrows.”
Schroeder’s conclusion: “Not a bad debate for McCain, but an even better debate for Obama.” – usatoday
The Obama Tax Cut web tool is brilliant. They even provide a widget for WordPress.com users (along with all other major blogging platforms.) Excellent. This is a guy who is with it and can probably get us back on our feet as a country. I don’t agree with everything he wants to do, but I believe he will take positive action. Then again, the wordpress.com widget doesn’t actually work… at least not with my chosen theme … so is that foreshadowing? Wait… I spoke too soon. It does work. Cool.
Here is something that is probably a real raw poll from FoxNews.com blog – On the record with Greta VanSusteren. View it before they doctor it to make it seem like a close race. I sometimes suspect there is really only ONE political party in America, that the whole fight is staged, an illusion, that the fix in. The last three presidential races have been simply too close to 50/50 splits to be real. There is no way the country is so evently divided down one line for the last 12 years. I just don’t believe that.