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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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newdadin09 wrote:
Sep. 30th, 2008 03:56 am (UTC)
Yes, I think his intelligence is a liability.  There's a great early Dilbert cartoon, wherein Dilbert joins Mensa and wonders why all the members have crappy jobs like him.  He's told that intelligence has very little practical value.

His intelligence makes his talk about both sides of an issue.  A president has to know without thinking right from wrong, and to act quickly (not thoughtlessly) if need be.  Obama's intelligence makes him weak and wishy-washy.

European also means being a leech.  Europe won't maintain armies and the like because they rely on us for that.

As for Palin, I like her a bit on a personal level -- hell she can give a speech better than the president or either candidate -- but I think that she and Sen. Biden are going to give us a lot of laffs and little light this Thursday.
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - Sep. 30th, 2008 01:13 pm (UTC)
newdadin09 wrote:
Sep. 30th, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
A mere dismissal of me is best done inside of your head, as it can't be a building block for me or anyone else.  I wish you luck in finding your courage - it will diminish that snap.
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