Obama makes good showing in first debate

Well John McCain decided to show for the first Presidential debate in Oxford Mississippi on Friday.

After more than an hour and half of non-stop debating I feel that Obama held his own and even scored some good points. What is funny is that McCain has been a Senator for 26 years while Obama has been in the Senate for only about 3 years yet both seemed like seasoned veterans of debate.

Some of the snap polls gave the debate to Obama but the BBC website curiously said McCain won on points.

If McCain threatening not to show up was meant to throw Obama off, it didn’t work.

Favorite line?

Obama: So John, you like to pretend like the war started in 2007. You talk about the “surge,” the war started in 2003. At the time, when the war started, you said it was going to be quick and easy. You said you knew where the weapons of mass destruction were — and you were wrong. You said we were going to be greeted as liberators — you were wrong. You said that there was no history of violence between Shi’a and Sunni, and you were wrong. …if the question is, who is best equipped as the next president to make good decisions about how we use our military, how we make sure we are prepared and ready for the next conflict, then I think we can take a look at our judgment 

I also wanted to share one of my favorite pictures of this election season. It comes from the site Punditkitchen, which lets visitors add captions to photos.

Whenever the concern trolls show up on one of the blogs I read, someone will post this picture in the comments and it cracks me up every time.

Obama Pictures and McCain Pictures
see Sarah Palin pictures

2 Replies to “Obama makes good showing in first debate”

  1. My favorite line from the debate was:

    MCCAIN: So let me get this right. We sit down with Ahmadinejad,

    and he says, “We’re going to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth,”

    and we say, “No, you’re not”? Oh, please. —

    I don’t believe either candidate won.

    Both looked good in the eyes of their supporters & bad in the eyes of their detractors & probably didn’t sway any undecideds.

    Obama – link McCain to Bush

    McCain – show Obama as naive

    Not much substance from either candidate.


    Some how I put the comment in the wrong blog post.

    I must be tired. 

  2. That's okay. I deleted the extra one.

    Since Obama is at the top of the polls now, that the debate was technically a tie, makes Obama the winner since McCain didn't make up any ground. 

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