Friday, September 26, 2008

First McCain Obama Presidential Debate

After getting home from the Gunners batting practice, we watched the first McCain Obama Presidential Debate. I am not sure that I am qualified to judge who won or lost, but I am fascinated by the way the candidates performed when their opponent was speaking. McCain was making such a odd assortment of grimances and other facial expressions. Obama was also guilty of this, but to a lessor degree. Given the extensive use of split screens, it seems to me that the candidates would be better coached in this aspect of the debate. It would be interesting to go back and look at footage of Reagan to see how he "behaved" when he was not speaking during his presidential debates.

Interestingly, I made the same comments about Bush four years ago.


  1. alot of commentators picked up how BHO referred to "John" while JSM used "Sen. O" by the end BHO was saying "Sen. McCain".

    I hadn't noticed but supposedly the southern vote thought that meant something.

  2. BTW....McCain easily on substance although he should have gone more for the juggular on the economy ala'

    But since BHO didn't seem too much less experienced than Palin, he looked presidential enough to be on the same stage and therefore did what he needed to do. He also said Lativa :)