Who won the second Presidential debate, held tonight (Tuesday Oct 7) in Nashville, moderated by Tom Brokaw?
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10/7/08 at 8:11pm
I thought this debate was more sharply defined than the first debate. It looked to me like Obama made the best use of the intervening time, improving his command of the issues and ability to address them coherently and substantively. Although I don't agree with a number of his plans and positions, I definitely give him a decided win in tonight's debate.
And if John McCain calls me his "friend" one more time, I'm going to be sick.
At this point, I'm not going to be voting for either of these men. Though so long as the people of this country recognize, support, and vote for only two parties, I think that at this point Sen. Obama will be our next President.
|Trella: Senator, selling health care coverage in America as the marketable commodity has become a very profitable industry.
Do you believe health care should be treated as a commodity?
Obama won again.
His answers made more sense and were explained. His demeanor was presidential and he didn't attack so much.
McCain again was not likable and he kept calling people "my friends" it was annoying. It was bad form when he pointed to Obama and said 'that one'.
There was weirdness in his behavior. Kind of peevish. The format did not suit him because it made him look old and stiff while Obama looked young and fit.
Also he kept scribbling notes and reading things in between like Palin did which I found odd too.
I hated the tit for tat of the you did this, no you did that, smackdown garbage. Why they can't they just say what they are going to do and leave the other out of it. They both sounded like whiny babies on this aspect.
I called it a tie.
I like Obama's answers better (obviously) but I wonder if his being so reserved will go over well with the majority. McCain seemed to strut around and sputter.
But neither one of them answered that one blonde gal's question about using healthcare insurance as a commodity!
They both either dodged it or misunderstood it! And that could be as big a time bomb as the mortgage crisis IMO.
Transcript here: http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/...te.transcript/
. I hated the you did this and you did that going back and forth between the two. It really turned me off of the whole debate.
I'm leaning more toward Obama but I would have preferred he ignore McCain when he did the tit for tat crap. I felt McCain looked really old last night making Obama look young and strong.