October 07, 2008
Town hall format was supposed to be McCain's forte, but so far this thing is a rout. McCain sounds completely out of his depth; Obama is masterful.
What do you all think?
McCain reminds me more and more of Matthew Harrison Brady in "Inherit the Wind," the scene where that once great man is reduced to pathetic little figure muttering bible gibberish.
Posted by: edward Beardsley at October 8, 2008 01:43 AM
Totally agree -- McCain came across as an angry old man -- his bad karma is finally catching up to him.
Posted by: Trish at October 8, 2008 08:05 AM
I couldn't help but notice that McCain walked like a penguin. I don't think the format favored him in that regard.
Posted by: at October 8, 2008 09:36 AM
My difficulty in watching the debate was that I had the perception I was watching a young man and a dying man. It was not reassuring.
I've read a tremendous amount of historical writing and cannot but be amazed at John McCain's resilience and fortitude. That his values did not mature with his stamina is dismaying.
He seems mean-spirited and, almost worse than that, banal. His ideas would put a gerbil to sleep.
I won't vote for Obama--it's Nader for me--but I am glad McCain has been on the scene: it has helped to put some plastic into the jello of the Republican agenda. And it is brittle.
Obama made McCain look lost.
Posted by: Norman at October 8, 2008 10:59 AM