I found the debate tonight very interesting. I don’t think that either one of them scored higher than the other. Now, to me, that is a problem for McCain. Over and over again we kept hearing through his campaign that he has the experience to lead the country and Obama doesn’t. However, Obama had consistent answers throughout the entire debate. He clearly has the know-how to lead this country, if tonight was anything to go by. I think McCain flubbed a bit when asked about how his administration will be affected by the economic disaster (brought on by Bush and his Republicans). McCain, off the top of his head (and I doubt this was a policy he had thought about at all) said he would maintain the defense budget and veteran’s affairs. Clearly, he made that up just to give an answer. That wasn’t answering the question. It was him making up something because he really didn’t have an answer.
I also can’t get it out of my head that McCain did in fact go to Iraq and Afghanistan. But he came back to the U.S. and claimed that walking in Bagdad was just as safe as walking down a street in middle America. Good god. What he didn’t tell you is that he was surrounded by hundreds of soldiers and helicopters and all the rest. So much for his travel to other countries.
Now, for me, the best part about the debate was the closing moments. Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain came out. Both McCain and Obama had to cross paths. And then Michelle Obama and her husband then took the trip to the corner where John and Cindy McCain were standing. That shows the difference between the two men. Obama is a true statesman, with just that act of going over to McCain’s corner. McCain wasn’t going to do the same. He referred to himself as a sheriff while making fun of Obama for wanting to open discourse with people we regard as our enemy. We already have a world sheriff in the White House now. As we can all see, that hasn’t worked and has made this country less safe. We don’t need another sheriff–someone who will stand there and won’t budge. The act of Obama crossing that stage with his wife was enough to prove to me that we must have Obama in the White House. I can’t imagine four more years of economic disasters and four more years of wars and wars and wars.