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 The rivals for the US presidency clashed bitterly in their first presidential debate last night as Barack Obama sought to tie John McCain to the failed policies of the Bush administration at home and abroad.

Mr Obama, seen by voters as weaker on foreign affairs, was judged to have held his own in the debate, while Mr McCain did not manage to expose any major weaknesses in his opponent. But his contempt for his rival was on display throughout, as he could not bring himself to look his opponent directly in the eye during the debate. Read more.

Simple question: Who do you think won the debate?

Edit: The Independent called it a draw


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saffirebleu wrote:
Sep. 27th, 2008 01:08 pm (UTC)
One's idea of the winner may vary according to what one is looking for in a president.

As for the political commentators who felt Obama should have been more combative, or shouldn't have said I agree with Senator McCain on that point---I can only say they do not clearly understand that many Americans are looking for a new kind of administration which will bring about REAL CHANGE, and having an articulate, cerebral president who is interested in finding common ground with those of opposing views is something to be desired.
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