Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Last Debate

No surprise, but I think Obama clearly outshone McCain. It seemed that with most questions, Obama told the American people what he was going to do, whereas McCain spent his time trying to make us afraid to vote for Obama. I guess the polls will tell us over the next few days how well McCain's approach worked.

I think McCain's worst misstep was to go back to the Ayers issue after Obama had detailed what their relationship was. I think it made McCain sound very small.

I think both candidates showed their lack of knowledge on what really troubles American education. Obama gave a tag at the end, while McCain said nothing, but neither addressed what is really holding us back. As long as we keep spinning around merit pay, vouchers, unions, curriculum, standards, accountability - blah, blah, blah - we will see no change. If you want to see this teacher's commentary on the educational system, click here.


Redlefty said...

My wife just looked at me at one point late in the debate and asked, "What in the world is McCain talking about? Can you understand him?"

I couldn't. It was like he was going off on random rants for a while there.

We've almost always voted Republican in the past, but not this time. I haven't decided if I'm voting Obama or writing in Ron Paul.

Andrew said...

Heh... my wife and I had that same moment... we both looked at each other and said, "WHAT was that??" I want to go back over the transcript and find that point. I think he just lost his train of thought but felt obligated to keep going with something.

Brook said...

got this over at David's blog, and I thought it was a pretty good summary of the debate. As The Call once sang, "yeah, we've seen it all before..."

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