Friday, September 26, 2008
Here's how I see it:
Obama spent time explaining things and McCain spent time attacking and changing the subject.
McCain was going after moderate voters, but might not have endeared himself to any die-hard conservatives watching - so he's counting on their love for Palin to carry them to the polls come November.
Obama did the best when he was willing to call out McCain's hypocrisies. Obama also did well when he remembered to return the conversations to the most serious issues, but he sometimes let himself get distracted.
Oh, and this is going to make me unpopular - but Jim Lehrer's repeated appeals to the candidates to 'talk to each other' instead of talking to the audience got on my nerves.
What did you all think?