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There were 3 winners of tonight’s debate – Obama, Bob Schieffer, and Joe the Plumber. Joe the Plumber is getting so much attention/ass right now it’s sick.
As originally seen on BccList.com here and here, neither candidate impressed me during debates 1 and 2. Obama absolutely murdered mccain in this final debate. The debate poll results will undoubtedly be a landslide in Obama’s favor.
The following are some of the notes I took – yes, on the iPhone y’all – during the debate. I’ve included quotes from the transcript to help highlight my notes.
Note Number 1: mccain was very grumpy old man like, blinking way too much, not wearing a flag lapel pin, and something is seriously wrong with his left eye. He needs to stop campaigning and start enjoying life because I think his left eye condition could be a warning sign of a possible stroke. I’m not joking…he’s falling apart at the seams.
Note Number 2: Does mccain realize that autism is not the same thing as Down Syndrome? palin’s son has Down Syndrome. mccain kept saying how palin understands those that have children with autism. This happened AT LEAST twice…
MCCAIN: “And, by the way, she also understands special-needs families. She understands that autism is on the rise, that we’ve got to find out what’s causing it, and we’ve got to reach out to these families, and help them, and give them the help they need as they raise these very special needs children.
She understands that better than almost any American that I know. I’m proud of her.”
MCCAIN: “And I just said to you earlier, town hall meeting after town hall meeting, parents come with kids, children — precious children who have autism. Sarah Palin knows about that better than most. And we’ll find and we’ll spend the money, research, to find the cause of autism. And we’ll care for these young children.”
Note Number 3: mccain completely lost anything he had going for him tonight when he said Obama started his political career in Ayers’ living room. Obama corrected him. From that point on, mccain completely collapsed. It was like seeing a really old turtle crawl inside his shell.
MCCAIN: “Well, again, while you were on the board of the Woods Foundation, you and Mr. Ayers, together, you sent $230,000 to ACORN. So — and you launched your political campaign in Mr. Ayers’ living room.”
OBAMA: “That’s absolutely not true.”
MCCAIN: “And the facts are facts and records are records.”
OBAMA: “And that’s not the facts.”
MCCAIN: “And it’s not the fact…”
Note Number 4: mccain’s gimmick of late is mentioning he would freeze government spending across the board. He made the mistake of saying this early in the debate tonight. About 15 minutes after mentioning the lame ass freeze, mccain said he would support funding for research into conditions such as autism. Obama’s highlight tonight came when he indicated funding research for those with autism would require that there not be an across the board spending freeze in place. Ouch. Pwned!
OBAMA: “I do want to just point out that autism, for example, or other special needs will require some additional funding, if we’re going to get serious in terms of research. That is something that every family that advocates on behalf of disabled children talk about.
And if we have an across-the-board spending freeze, we’re not going to be able to do it. That’s an example of, I think, the kind of use of the scalpel that we want to make sure that we’re funding some of those programs.”
Note Number 5: Obama was officially on cruise control when he was able to show the realest laugh I’ve ever seen a politician offer on camera. I hope there’s a clip of Obama cracking up on YouTube tomorrow during this portion of the debate. The funny moment came after mccain erratically was trying to close out an unrelated point late in the debate. He said Obama does not believe in fair trade and he wants to tax you more. This had nothing to do – at the time – with anything that was being discussed. Obama controlled the debate from this point forward though mccain was already falling apart after the failed Ayers’ living room attack.
Here’s what we got so far – best to worst debate performances during the general election…
- Obama #3
- Obama #1
- Obama #2
- mccain #2
- mccain #1
- mccain #3
Update 1: After the debate I took a bath (that’s right) and started blogging. So, I’m slightly behind on my DVR. I just caught the results. As predicted above, Obama won tonight by a landslide. Ball game!
Update 2: Joe the plumber is reportedly still a mccain supporter after the debate. He must not a) have watched the debate b) understand the reasons behind the economic issues he’s facing (I assume one of them is gas/commodity prices) c) remember the last 8 years and d) belong to a union. Joe, you blow.
Update 3: It all makes sense now. Joe is not in the union and does not having a plumbing license. If you watch this morning’s interview outside of his house, he’s proud that the US helped “liberate” Iraq. He’s pissed that he has to pay off all the debt from the recent bailout. He apparently doesn’t realize that the $650 billion war got us into the most recent $700 billion worth of debt as seen orginally on BccList.com here.