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A Good Night for Stasis, a Bad Night for Reality September 27, 2008

Posted by trouble97018 in McCain, News, Obama, Politics.
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Huffington Post

Arianna Huffington

Posted September 27, 2008 | 12:29 AM (EST)

Tonight’s debate was a political Rorschach test. Wherever you were at 8:59 pm ET, you were at 10:36 pm (the debate ran a few minutes long).

It was a good night for Obama because, when 83 percent of the country believe we are on the wrong track, standing toe-to-toe with McCain on foreign policy is all you need to do. And Obama clearly did that — scoring strong points on the lessons of Iraq, where he pointed out all the ways McCain had been wrong on the war. He even landed a zinger: “John, you like to pretend the war began in 2007.”

It was a good night for McCain because, after a week in which he’d been bleeding like a hemophiliac in a barbed wire factory, tonight stanched the bleeding. He was able to keep the debate about the economy focused on taxes and cutting spending, as opposed to the crisis brought on by the free market, deregulation religion of which he is a devout follower. And he was able to interject himself into the major foreign policy decisions of the last 20 years. Source Article

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