YOU WERE WRONG!!!!
Most are calling this “the moment” of the debate.
Sleazy post debate McCain ad:
That was fast!
From the comments:
Voters who watched the debate are going to be outraged (2.00 / 1)
at that ad. It is clearly misleading. I bet there’s a big backlash if this ad gets wide coverage.
John – aka MS01 Indie
by: John Allen @ Fri Sep 26, 2008 at 23:36:28 PM EDT
I agree and it seems that’s how it’s being seen by the talking heads right now.
Obama wins by not losing.
Early CBS poll results indicate that uncommitted voters saw Obama as the winner of the debate:
CBS News and Knowledge Networks conducted a nationally representative poll of approximately 500 uncommitted voters reacting to the debate in the minutes after it happened.
These figures are still preliminary and could change as more respondents complete the survey. But here’s what we have so far:
Forty percent of uncommitted voters who watched the debate tonight thought Barack Obama was the winner. Twenty-two percent thought John McCain won. Thirty-eight percent saw it as a draw.
CNN (telephone poll) on air says:
51-38 Obama wins the debate
52-47 Obama on Iraq
58-37 Obama on the economy
From the comments:
*[new] The CNN reaction stream (2.00 / 2)
CNN brought had 32 people in Ohio using a hand-held reaction dialer and scrolled their reactions on the bottom of the screen in real time with a line for independent, Republicans and Democrats. All claimed they were still open to changing their vote at the start.
I watched that line during the entire debate and saw a different debate, apparently, than the pundits. I saw all three lines DIVE far under neutral when McCain referenced Palin, when he called himself a “maverick”, when he mentioned his time in Vietnam, and with every one of his fucking sound bites or when he’d go after Obama. The reaction was flat when McCain mentioned his bracelet and went up when Obama mentioned his.
Generally, I only saw Obama dip into negative territory a couple times when he tried to tie McCain to Bush. But for big stretches of time McCain was living down there.
the highest the lines went through the entire debate was when Obama was answering the 9/11 question and the “bomb bomb bomb Iran” comment got a strong positive from indis and dems. Neither candidate got a spike one way or the other except when McCain referenced Palin — she is definitely his biggest liability right now.
2,802 down — 116 to go
by: GrassrootsOrganizer @ Fri Sep 26, 2008 at 23:15:41 PM EDT