I know I'm all for the O here, but he seems way more adept to staying on topic and actually answering questions instead of finding clever ways to divert into attacks or deliver soundbites.
I don't know how you're watching it, but if you're on CNN they have this fun little audience-response-o-meter that shows how the audience feels about what is being said. This pleases me greatly for a number of reasons.
- It's really interesting to note that no one -- neither Republican, Democrat, or Independent -- likes it when one attacks another instead of answering the damn question.
- People are really not responding to McCain's repetitious "miss congeniality" bilge, or anything else they've heard outside of the debate.
- Even the Repubs appear to dig Obama.
- McCain has been the only one to suffer negative audience reactions.
Oh, if McCain talks about earmarks one more time, especially with his VP's history of earmarks, I am going to poke him in his jowls so. hard.
ETA: The political blogs are all aflutter with this, but did anyone else notice that McCain would not look at Obama?
ETA2: Yeah, this is about right.
ETA3: I re-watched the debates. Did you know that McCain thinks the oppressive North Korean regime is so evil those people are actually 3 inches shorter than the South Koreans? True.