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The Great Debates: One down, three to go

I watched the presidential debate last night with old friends and a few new friends at The News Lounge. My new son, Matty, the manager, was cool enough to set one of their huge televisions to the presidential debate for the political junkies and concerned folks in the room. There was cheering, applause and shouting at the television --- and it wasn't me.

I don't know if anyone watching was a McCain McBush supporter. It appeared that everyone watching was pro-Obama.

Now, I think Obama won hands down. I haven't read the dissection of the debate on the internet but Obama seemed more crisp in his delivery and more analytical and comprehensive in his response. I also give McCain's McBush's handlers props for finally finding a color palate that works for him. He usually looks sick. I also give him credit for the stamina to stand so long. He could have been assisted by steroids and he could not be able to stand this morning but he made it through last night.

What bothered me just a tad was the number of people who were not watching the debate. Let me tell ya, that's a scary thing. Far more people were NOT watching than were watching and that was symbolic of how and why our country is as screwed up as it is.

There were no knockouts but Obama did land quite a few punches. I loved it when he put McCain McBush McNasty in check each time he told a lie about Obama's position on and issue or about Obama's voting record.

If we're not more attentive to the political scene in the United States and throughout the world, we'll find ourselves funding welfare for Wall Street; in Iraq for 100 years and paying $10 for a gallon of gas.



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