The Two Reasons Obama Won the 2nd Debate

1) He was simply more “presidential.” What does that mean? He gave excellent, clear, and well-considered answers to every question. He was never off his stride and was able to draw distinctions and respond to attacks fluidly, without showing disrespect for McCain. He is also tall and handsome and looks good in suit. In any political race, that counts (just look at Palin) for something.

2) McCain, once again, seemed angry and disrespectful. Pointing to Obama and calling him, “that one.” Cracking sarcastic jokes that were DOA. And lastly, again related to looks, McCain appeared to be short, old (slightly hunched), and stumpy. This shouldn’t matter, but we all know that, on some level, it does. He is, in my opinion, actually better off behind a lectern (despite the CW that says town halls favor him).

In the end, it was a good debate and very close to a draw. It really, I think, gave viewers a chance to hear their positions. That’s what this is about. Who do you think is going to be better for the country?

Aside from the reasons above, I think Obama, by a vast margin.

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3 Responses to The Two Reasons Obama Won the 2nd Debate

  1. obamacon says:

    I’m afraid I have to agree. McCain just doesn’t come off as the the more charismatic candidate against Obama. In a debate where they largely stuck to issues and that many people considered boring, the charisma factor is important. I personally wouldn’t vote for McCain for a number of reasons, most importantly now, Sarah Palin. But this debate definitely helped Obama seal the deal. He looks like the next President of the US.

  2. Tony says:

    I’m glad that you think Obama is good looking. That is not Presidential as you say. He did speak very well but I personally didn’t hear a thing. He made comments such as “people have to act responsible because government doesn’t” that isn’t saying anything. He’s just as much of the problem in D.C. as ANYONE! He is surrounded by lobbyists and says he’s not, at last count, 47 of them on his staff compared to McCain’s 4. Neither of them said alot last night but even though McCain was redundant at times, he is clear where he stands and has experience to run the country. Obama said in an interview with Tim Russert in 2006, “I will not run for president in 2008”. He also said something to the effect that he would not in any way have the experience to be president that quickly. Look at the website http://www.audacityof hyprocrisy.com. Obama takes more money from Fannie Mae than any other Senator other than Chros Dodd. You should also look at his associates such as Tony Rezko and Bill Ayers, you can see that there as well. Thank you for the opportunity to respond. Tony in NC

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