If I was going to pick a winner of that debate ... and compare it to something we all understand; a football score... I would say the final score was 9-6 Obama.
There were no touchdowns and very few straight answers.
McCain and his repeating 18 billion dollar ear marks bored even me - Obama and his inability to answer anything and desire to make everyone aware of how liberal he is...but isn't were what quagmired the whole process. It really felt like Lehrer didn't get a straight answer all night other then when McCain answered how he would fix the current financial crisis by saying that there would be a freeze.
But... in the end... I can't deny that Obama came out looking stronger on most issues and he represented that he wanted to represent more Americans then McCain. The fact that John didn't come back over the top on tax cuts for the wealthy and then justified it by saying that the 35% business tax should be lowered to create more business (yawn!). That and the "surge" and "veterans" affairs -- honestly made John come out the weaker of the two candidates. Even though what John said had more substance and more direction... his delivery and platform are vulnerable to such a charismatic younger leader.
Palin vs Biden may be the best "Must See TV" EVER!!!
With what is going on right now... and I don't know how many of you realize how close we are to a total break down of financial processes and our own stock market... but seriously... this is the most important debate of our lifetime. I would honestly suggest that we get to know the plans not only for the coming president but for his cabinet as well... Secretary of State could be a more important position than that of President considering the amount of debt that China, and Europe will buy up.
I know I've been saying that it will get bad... and it has... but seriously believe me when i say... it may/will get much much worse.