Thursday, October 16, 2008

Last Debate

I live-blogged the final debate last night -- see the series of posts that follow. They come out in reverse chrono order, so you might want to start at the bottom and work up.

As I said, Obama won the debate, in fact by a substantial margin. Viewers thought he explained his positions clearly and was more likeable.

McCain's testy comment about Obama's needing to travel to Colombia was a highlight, as I thought. I don't think that played well.

The bottom line is that McCain needed a big, game-changing win here, and he didn't get it. He didn't even get a draw. I'm not saying he was a flop, but Obama did better. There's a long way to go yet, but this was a big chance for McCain and at the end of it Obama's still on top.

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