Andrew Sullivan Thinks Obama Devestated McCain in the 2nd Debate

Money quote from his live blogging of the second debate:

This was, I think, a mauling: a devastating and possibly electorally fatal debate for McCain. Even on Russia, he sounded a little out of it. I’ve watched a lot of debates and participated in many. I love debate and was trained as a boy in the British system to be a debater. I debated dozens of times at Oxofrd. All I can say is that, simply on terms of substance, clarity, empathy, style and authority, this has not just been an Obama victory. It has been a wipe-out.It has been about as big a wipe-out as I can remember in a presidential debate. It reminds me of the 1992 Clinton-Perot-Bush debate. I don’t really see how the McCain campaign survives this.

I agree with Sullivan that Obama did well on the foreign policy questions.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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3 Responses to Andrew Sullivan Thinks Obama Devestated McCain in the 2nd Debate

  1. plaidlemur says:

    Senator Obama seems to have done far better in giving coherent answers to questions, and coming across as a balanced, intelligent man. Senator McCain seemed hurried, breathy, and his anxiousness to attack his opponent, rather than answer questions from his viewpoint, highlighted the desperation of his campaign.

    Score one for “That one”.

  2. santitafarella says:

    Emotions-wise, I think that you are right. Obama does look more steady (emotionally) than McCain—and this serves Obama well.

  3. mike says:

    Obama could not pass a background check with his mysterious pass.

    Hmmm lived in Indonesia, Kenyan father with ties to radical government officials, half brother living in box in Kenya on a dollar a day, had a Saudi Muslim write a letter to get him into Harvard (why not release your grades from Columbia?) Did you not get into Harvard without shell money from the Saudi’s to fund your education? Who paid off your student loans? Release those documents Obama.

    Then you have a Pakistani roommate in college and head to Pakistan for 6 weeks? French Riveria? NO but Pakistan. THen you are associated with Louis Farrakahn and Rashid Kashid and then 20 years with Rev. Wright….. PATTERN?

    Ask yourself if the Feds would not pass an average person with a background check such as this handling your US information, why would you vote for this MYSTERIOUS guy?????

    Voting for McCain the true patriot!!!!!

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