I know...I'm supposed to be posting pictures and stories from our recent France vacation, but I just had to write about tonight's debate.
The debate was intense at times, a little too negative for my taste, and relatively substance free. I wish both candidates would have answered the questions more directly (or at all in some cases). In the end, though, I think Obama came off looking cool, calm, and collected. John McCain seemed agitated and angry. Since the 2 said little of major substance I based my opinion of the debate on their behavior.
The extreme low point for the evening was when John McCain pointed to Obama and said with disdain, "that one". That was just uncalled for. I also loved the moment when McCain insulted the intelligence of the audience member who asked the question about how the bailout (i mean, rescue plan) will help ordinary people; I believe it was the 2nd question. McCain, said to the man, "you probably never heard of FannieMae or FreddieMac until recently." I hear the best way to win voters is to insult them.
I finished watching and wondered, how is John McCain planning to pay for a mortgage bailout (so much for government = bad), maintain a war in Iraq, conduct a surge in Afghanistan, and lower taxes? It just doesn't make sense.
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