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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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caitie wrote:
Sep. 27th, 2008 04:10 pm (UTC)
It's a point where Obama is weak, and one where he made some significant gaffes, early on.

Ironically, most people seem to think Obama actually won the Iraq segment in the debate with his firmness on the surge (tactic, not a strategy) and one of the most re-playable sound bites of the evening ("You were wrong!"). Regardless, it was definitely one of Obama's strongest segments in the debate.
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