It really should have been a slam dunk for Obama. Even conservative Pat Buchanan said Obama should have had the upper hand considering the current state of the nation.
The Republican president has approval ratings consistently around twenty percent.
We are in the midst of an unpopular war.
The bottom just fell out of the economy.
Oil prices (and subsequently the cost of living) are going through the roof.
And so on...
McCain is a Republican, has voted concordant with his party almost without fail, and has been a part of the regime which, in all fairness, must take a lot of the responsibility for the mess we're in. All things considered, Obama should have eaten McCain for breakfast, yet he seemed to be on the defensive for most of the debate. What gives?
That being said, he did come off well - so there shouldn't be any complaints from the Obama camp. It's just that it could easily have been a blow out.
Then again, what do I know? I just wrote a post about a shirtless Telly Savalas. I'll try to stick to retro crap in the future, but I just couldn't help myself tonight.