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The McCain-isms that Lost the Debate, If Not the Election October 8, 2008

Posted by trouble97018 in McCain, News, Politics.

Huffington Post

Jeffrey Feldman

Posted October 8, 2008 | 12:33 PM (EST)

In presidential elections, winning and losing results less from the facts presented, than the keywords and key phrases repeated. At no time was this more true than last night’s debate in Tennessee.

Second Debate Turns McCain-isms into Major Problem for Republican Chances
More than clarifying John McCain’s policy positions, the second Presidential debate showcased the Arizona senator’s idiosyncratic tendency to repeat (and repeat, and repeat) certain peculiar phrases while speaking to voters. Over the course of 90 minutes, these oft-repeated ‘McCain-isms’ not only sank any chance the Republican candidate might have had at winning the debate, but decreased significantly his chances of winning the election. Source Article



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