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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE - MCCAIN KEEPS OBAMA ON DEFENSE FOR THE ,"WIN," BUT DEBATE WAS DULL AT BEST

The second Presidential Debate took place last night in Nashville in what was advertised as a ,"town hall meeting," but in actuality was a Brokaw controlled evening in a town hall setting. A true town hall meeting is an opportunity to face voter questions without a completely controlled environment that allows candidates to escape the talking points campaign and forces them to answer direct questions that concern the group of voters at the meeting.

What we saw was a debate which though in a town hall setting , was controlled by a news moderator since Brokaw chose the questions that he thought were pertinent to the election. While his selection of questions did not seem to show any particular bias, the fact that Brokaw chose the questions rather than a random choosing from attendees as is the intent in a town hall meeting, we were given a typical debate only without the podiums to stand behind.

If a winner could be chosen from the debate it would have to be John McCain and not because I am supporting him for President but because he did do one thing that any debater seeks to do during the course of a debate. McCain kept Obama on the defensive for the majority of the debate and even when Obama tried to take the offense, McCain managed to place him back in a defensive posture, defending his policies against McCain attacks.

In that sense McCain was the clear winner. Some pundits claim Obama the winner because McCain did not make a game changer during the debate. Was there a knock out blow or a memorable moment that creates a sound bite that can be used by either campaign ? No, but in the history of Presidential and Vice Presidential debates knock out blows are almost non-existent. As far back as the Kennedy-Nixon debate the winner was apparent only in the context of how one caught the debate coverage.

Those who listened on radio considered Nixon the winner because of content and those who watched it on television considered Kennedy the winner because he was better composed for the cameras. The last real knock out blow in a debate was when Ronald Reagan in the 1984 second Presidential debate said in reference to questions about age, "I will not exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience." Putting to rest the debate about Reagan's age and because of Mondale's laughing response and the fact that it threw him off for the rest of the night from that point on during the election Reagan never looked back and went on to win the largest landslide in American history.

Is there good news for McCain since everyone suggested that McCain needed an knock out blow to make the debate a game changer ? Absolutely. First the overwhelming majority of likely voters 83% - 58% according to a CBS News poll still see John McCain as being better prepared to be President. Also across the board the polls, for what they are worth are tightening.

Additionally with nearly a month left before the election this up and down election can change quickly as it has throughout the election cycle. As late as the end of October in 2004 President Bush was down in the polls by nearly 3 point and on election day some had him down by as much as 5. Bush won the election 52% to Kerry's 47%.

Also the CBS poll showing McCain comfortably ahead with likely voters when the question of being better prepared to be President on day one shows that when voters are in the booth by themselves and the security of this country whether economically or protecting this Nation from her enemies is considered by voters, experience counts far and above looking and talking a good game. And McCain wins the experience debate hands down.

Ken Taylor

16 Comments:

Blogger Gayle said...

Good post, Ken. As I answered you on my post, I'm not going to give up the ship either, not until the last rat leaves!

More and more is going to come out on Obama. With Palin out there we can count on it, and let's hope the next debate's format is a lot better than last nights! You're absolutely right in saying that it was not a genuine "Town Hall" debate. It was very disappointing!

One thing that McCain did get out there was his $3.3 trillion proposal on tax cuts. There's going to be a lot more made of this very soon. People like tax cuts. :)

11:25 AM, October 08, 2008  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

It's frustrating that neither candidate ever seems to evolve much from talking points already spouted (and often debunked by factcheckers) in previous debates and on campaign trails. Do they not learn anything new?! Tweak what they're saying to reflect the factchecking that their talking points have already been subjected to? All we get is spin.

12:52 PM, October 08, 2008  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I'm watching Obama in Indiana, right now, rehashing his same worn-out one-liners, and spin. Yeah, just keep throwing out the same spun feed to your sheep so you can listen to them chant, "Obama! Obama!"

12:54 PM, October 08, 2008  
Blogger Gayle said...

Wordsmith, I tried to watch him in Indiana today, but after about five minutes of Obama, I had to change the channel. I sometimes feel like a masochist just listening to him. His sheeple don't make it any easier!

Ken, I liked the comment you left on my "Seig Heil" post so much that I added it to the post and of course I left a link. Thanks! :)

2:08 PM, October 08, 2008  
Blogger Howard said...

CONNECT THE DOTS ...
OBAMA WILL BRING AMERICAN TO IT'S KNEES !!!

Obama wants to
create a National Security Force
with the size and budget of our entire military to
control American citizens
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igDoHZ0hVUY

Obama wants to eliminate our nuclear arsonal,
and render us defenseless against foreign tyrants.
http://hotair.com/archives/2008/07/16/obama-hey-lets-eliminate-nuclear-weapons/

Obama wants to eliminate private gun ownership,
and do away with the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution
http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/node/5770

Are foreign donations powering the Obama campaign?
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/10/are_foreign_donations_powering.html

Obama's appeal in the Muslim world
http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0613/p09s02-coop.html

Pro-Obama, Muslim-led voter registration in mosques
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Election2008/Default.aspx?id=2738844

Palestinians phone bank for Obama
http://townhall.com/columnists/AmandaCarpenter/2008/05/13/palestinians_phonebank_for_obama

We are loosing our right to Free Speech, the 1st Amendment
to the Constitution, when the media is in the tank for Obama
http://www.mediaresearch.org/

Obama wants to change our National Anthem
http://forums.military.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/8430006241001/m/6860048971001
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvxiG56M-eU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwog6E08CFU

Obama chose to align himself with anti-American racist, Jeremiah Wright
for TWENTY YEARS ... along with anti-American Ferrahkan, and Ayers.

ACORN VOTER FRAUD, Obama cheats to get elected
http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/warner-todd-huston/2008/09/01/more-milwaukee-voter-fraud-name-party


Obama Youth organize ...
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=obama+youth+junior+fraternity+regiment&search_type=&aq=f

THE ABOVE LIST IS NOT CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN
KEEP AMERICA FREE AND STRONG,
ELECT MCCAIN/PALIN IN NOVEMBER

5:41 PM, October 08, 2008  
Blogger Dudeurontame said...

Wow, these's more garbage in Howard's psot then in my local landfill. Keep it up "my friend".
What desperation I hear on this site.

Here's a good read for all of you
http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/make_believe_maverick_the_real_john_mccain/page/1L

7:44 PM, October 08, 2008  
Blogger Dudeurontame said...

Hey, I don't see my comments on your web page. Guess all you folks are for censorship..... how American.

And nice one there Gayle about your "seig heil" post. I'm guessing your not a fan of Isreal like John and Sarah are?

I'm just waiting for Sarah to use the N.... word since there's no limit to how low your team will go.

7:53 PM, October 08, 2008  
OpenID sneakapimpin said...

Wow, pull any card just card, step right up" that should be Mcsame and whatever her name is, slogan cause one day his a terroirst the next his a N... we will have to see when they pull that one out.

2:11 AM, October 09, 2008  
Blogger The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

I usually don't responde to this type of comment but I felt compelled to respond to this one.

DUDEURONTAME - This is the first time tou have commented on this site under the above name. I would have remembered a name like that beleive me. So how could a comment be, "censored when there has not been one before the two you have in this thread.

Aslo you can ask anyone who comes to this site, unless the comment is very vulgar or threatens someone including elected or other high profile people, I do not delete ANY comments made on this site. I refuse to get into atguments with irrational commenters but I do not remove their comment. So find a new way to whine because the censorship whine does not apply nor work here

10:06 AM, October 09, 2008  
Blogger Dudeurontame said...

My bad. The post didn't show up right after I had submitted it so I assumed you were using some "conservative" tactics on me.

7:27 PM, October 09, 2008  
Blogger Dudeurontame said...

BTW Howard - read a paper or watch the news, excepting Fox of course since they're dumb enough to think that Ayer's is an issue. We're already on our knees thanks to the last 8 years of Republican ineptitude. And John McCain's answer to that is what..... Sarah Palin. That shows that he's more interested in winning then the good of the country. I can see her sitting across the table from Yeltsin if something happened to McCain. The first time she winked at him he'd shove a pencil in her eye.

You betcha.

7:33 PM, October 09, 2008  
Anonymous movie fan said...

The candidates have a major difference in their leadership styles: McCain tends to say, "Follow me because the other guy can't get it done" while Obama says, "Follow me because I can get it done." Ideally, the candidates should say, "Follow me because i will help you get it done" ... in any case, of the two of them Obama demonstrates a better leadership mentality

11:33 AM, October 10, 2008  
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