Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Debate Last Night

Real quick.... Obama was cool, calm and collected.  He was criticized again for playing it too cool.  But, that's just who he is.  He looked Presidential and in control.  I loved his answer to the Sarah Palin being qualified question.  It showed his intelligence.  Anyone who was tuned in has already formed an opinion about Sarah Palin.  He would gain nothing by jumping on her qualifications.   He suckered McCain into bringing up Ayers then addressed the whole nonsense brilliantly.

John McCain, on the other hand, was not quite as brilliant.

In case you didn't see this, I include it here.


Anonymous said...

Love the Batman thing! Right on.

Tones said...

Holy debate Batman! - this is great! Love it. McCain got his butt kicked. Obama didn't even need to provide any substance to his points to reign victorious over Mr. McCain.

However, one thing that really chapped my hide was Obama accusing McCain of 100% NEGATIVE ads. I guess he forgot about the ad that McCain ran that congratulated Obama after his convention. Not to mention at lest 10 ads that didn't even mention Obama at all. This kind of lieing really ticks me off - if Obama is gonna be president, he needs to convince the American people that he's not going to be a liar like so many before him.

Brian said...

Yeah, Tony. That was a lie and one Obama didn't need to tell. He actually misspoke. But, as a lawyer, he should have chosen his words more carefully.

What Obama should have said was "John, lately 100% of your ads have been negative". The McCain ads haven't always been 100% negative. But a recent study did show that now they are 100% negative.

McCain used numbers to his advantage too (told you statistics could be misleading). He said Obama is running the most negative campaign ever spending more on negative ads than anyone ever has. Probably true in terms of quantity of negative ads. But, the fact is Obama has gobs and gobs of money to spend. So, while the percentage of his negative ads is lower, the quantity is probably higher.

Tones said...

Sorry - couldn't resist...

Five surgeons from big cities are discussing who makes the best patients to operate on:
The first surgeon, from New York, says, "I like to see accountants on my operating table because when you open them up, everything inside is numbered."
The second surgeon, from Chicago, responds, "Yeah, but you should try electricians! Everything inside them is color coded."
The third surgeon, from Dallas, says, "No, I really think librarians are the best, everything inside them is in alphabetical order."
The fourth surgeon, from Los Angeles chimes in: "You know, I like construction workers; those guys always understand when you have a few parts left over."
The fifth surgeon, from Washington, DC shut them all up when he observed: "You're all wrong. Politicians are the easiest to operate on. There's no guts, no heart, no balls, no brains and no spine, and the head and the behind are interchangeable."

Brian said...

Love it, Tony!

Someday said...

Which Candidate would be Batman then?

Brian said...

Oh Someday, you're a hoot! Actually, I guess for Obama to be a superhero would be a step down from being Messiah, huh? LOL.

I thought the clip was great. Especially the part where the Penguin said "My friends".