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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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nightsinger wrote:
Sep. 27th, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
Re: trivial pursuit
It's not the same pressure, no; I imagine it's much less. Which makes McCain trying to run away from the debate that much more damning, to my eyes.

A casual viewer unfamiliar with the candidates' stances may well have learned something from the debates, though.
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