Friday, September 26, 2008

The debates

McCain keeps making specious claims and Obama keeps defending them.. This way the McCain camp can deny Obama victory and Obama cannot really claim victory - since he is in a position of defence... Plus, not once did McCain look at Obama in the eye - that was very very strange...

McCain looked down at his notes, smiled nervously and fidgeted - unsure most of the time. I did not see the confidence that was supposedly a mark of this man.

This quote I found on Andrew Sullivan cemented a lurking feeling I had watching the debate...

He was scolding him as if he were a school master, but it is far from clear in any of the exchanges that he knew more. Obama was not forceful enough, but he was so much more focused than he was earlier in the year. McCain came off, in my view, as a snide, bitter old man. His comments betrayed the sentiment of, “How dare you even think that you can compete with me.” This is what Clinton thought, and it destroyed her.

2 comments:

Didi said...

I thought McCain embodied the arrogance the world hates America for. I would not know who to blame if America got punched in its face once again.

Sunil said...

Yes, McCain was condescending - a contemptuous dismissal of another human being he was talking to - is what I could detect in his demeanor...


I do not wish for America to get punched.