I apologize for not doing a write up of the Presidential Debate between John McCain and Senator Barack Obama on Friday night. The debate I watched had a very confident John McCain who consistently pounded his inexperienced opponent, Barack Obama.
Now as we all know, many in the media saw it differently than I did. In my opinion I saw Obama have some good parts of the debate in the early going. He has hijacked the Republican’s populist argument of middle class tax cuts, while McCain focuses on spending and earmark reform. The problem for Obama is that when pressed to tell us he might have to rethink some of his programs in light of the federal government’s bailout of Wall Street, he simply said there are some things that are really important that we must do. Those things included everything he’s been running on, socialized health care and college tuition.
John McCain didn’t pander to the American people on Friday night, which is probably why some in the media thought Obama won. Now John McCain could have been more forceful on his position about the economic crisis, but he destroyed Obama on the foreign policy section of the debate.
To my surprise David Yepsen watched the same debate I did. His write up is a must read if you ask me.
More on the bailout when it happens.