Sunday, September 28, 2008

Debate Poll: Obama Beats McCain

The GOP faithful don't see it, but the public did: Barack Obama was the clear winner of the debate Friday night. Here's a summary of the poll results:

A new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows 46% of people who watched Friday night's presidential debate say Democrat Barack Obama did a better job than Republican John McCain; 34% said McCain did better.

Obama scored even better -- 52%-35% -- when debate-watchers were asked which candidate offered the best proposals for change to solve the country’s problems.

8 comments:

mike said...

Obama is turning out to be The Big Let-Down of ’08.
Obama kept insinuating that He is The Second Coming but every time we’ve held our breaths waiting for him to change water into wine, we’ve been disappointed. Obama kept telling us to ‘tune in next week!’ and he never delivers, the miracle never comes. There is nothing there.
Obama’s has a problem with clarity. I have systematically studied both his autobiographies and I still don’t know what kind of man I’m dealing with. When he was first showcased on TV, my interest was aroused. I used to find Obama enigmatic, but now he just comes off as vacuous, empty.
Obama’s two books address the questions of “Journey of Discovery to Where?” and “Who Am I?” We can all relate to such pondering. But Obama does not give us an answer. If he has found the answer since publishing those two books two years ago then he hasn’t told us yet.
McCain has been on a longer and harder personal journey. There can be nothing more extreme than surviving daily torture for five years. Can you imagine that? To be beaten day-in and day-out, starved, your hands and legs bound by chains? McCain already knows what he can take, and humbly knows where he breaks. Every man and woman has a breaking point. It is very human. McCain already knows his, even though he held out as long as he could.
What trials or stories of human devastation has Obama endured? I can’t imagine being Black in America is an easy thing. But Obama was raised in Polynesia by white grandparents and then went on to Harvard, community service, the Senate, and now the presidency. Obama’s journey seems to have been very easy. His skin color opened all the right doors for him instead of slamming them shut. Obama didn’t march against segregation. Obama didn’t fight for affirmative action. He planted no tree. He carried no water for that tree. Obama has just come along and picked the fruits. That is easy street. This is not a great American story. This is not a triumph of will over adversity. This is a story of baby-boomer entitlement. This is the story of the yuppy next door. These stories are a dime a dozen on aisle 3 at Whole Foods.
You may agree or disagree with McCain but at least you know where he stands. He has a long track record to judge him by. McCain has a long list of hits and misses. He has made mistakes (like us all) but that is because he had been trying to do things and change things all his life. Obama markets himself as the candidate with an unblemished record, but that is only because he doesn’t have a record. We have nothing to judge Obama by. All he gives us is his word and we are supposed to put all our trust in his future promises. But these promises keep changing: Obama has produced two contradictory promises on Iraq, two contradictory promises on NAFTA, and two contradictory promises on taxes. Are we supposed to judge him by the original promise he made, or by his most recent one? The candidate who flows with the changing winds of polls is the lightweight. That much we know.
I feel very embarrassed for buying into the Obama phenomena. Maybe now that the weather is changing I see things in a new light. I feel sheepish for falling for the marketing pitch. Where do I go to get a refund?
I think that many voters like me are looking for clarity in our next president. I feel I know what kind of man McCain is, and that I can trust him. McCain gets my vote.

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Tulsan said...

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Ray said...

I watched the debate, as well as both conventions. I probably spend an average of 4 hours a day watching MSNBC and even though MSNBC slightly leans toward the left, I still listen to everything each side has to say. From all of my research I've noticed a clear contrast between the two parties. Republicans are normally wrong or lying, ignoring facts and statistics, and getting loud and mean when they are opposed. I figure this mentality starts at childhood, when the archetypes are formed. Republicans are the stupid kids that beat up on the smart kids, the artistic kids. You've got simple minded people who stand firm on their position no matter how wrong they are, and then you've got people who assess every situaton as if it's a puzzle, and try to figure out the best solution, and admit when they were wrong. John McCain is no "Maverick" (a calf that got lost from the herd). He is exactly like every other Republican. This was especialy obvious during the debate. He stated that he would provide huge tax breaks for big companies because he thinks that if they have less taxes in America, they'll stay here instead of sending jobs over-seas. Obama then debunked his foolish assumption by stating the fact that they already have low taxes because of so many loopholes. Something most people don't know is that G.W. passed a bill which John McCain supported that, among other things, gave big tax breaks to companies that "help develop budding foreign economies." Well that makes a whole lot of sense. They get more money to send jobs to countries that charge less for labor. McCain will NOT change that, and anyone too stupid or stubborn to see that should stay home in November and spare the rest of us from a third term of Republican oppression.

mickeysteib said...

Don't send someone from the bottom of their class to do a job for those from the top of their class. You can bet that the special interest lobby group is represented by those from the top of their class and they would be happy to have our interests represented by those from the bottom of their class. We would get taken advantage of. Again!!

mickeysteib said...

Don't send someone from the bottom of their class to do a job for those from the top of their class. You can bet that the special interest lobby group is represented by those from the top of their class and they would be happy to have our interests represented by those from the bottom of their class. We would get taken advantage of. Again!!

Tulsan said...

It would be nice not to have a dumb President for a change.