The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My Verdict: McCain Better, but lots of missed opportunities

By far McCain's best debate, and anyone who watched the first two could see that Obama spent most of the time regurgitating the same talking points he used in the first two (yawn).

However McCain missed some HUGE opportunities, especially on the so-called "Tax Cut for 95% of Working Americans" (especially when only 60% of working Americans PAY any taxes now-- just do the math...). He also could have landed solid punches on Obama's judgment:
But he wouldn't go there. So Obama comes off squeakly clean, even though he may be the sleaziest politician in decades. He makes Bill Clinton look like an ethicist. But no, Johnnie has to be "above all that". Fine. So we get 4 years of Marxist hell, probably ushering in a real, live Depression. That is putting his "country first"?? Not in my book.

MAYBE you could say McCain won on points. Arguably you can. But it was no knockout--and Obama dropped his left several times. Reagan would not have missed those opportunities, and Reagan would have decked him. But McCain is no Reagan...

Other views:

Hugh Hewitt
Ann Althouse
Bob Owens (in just two sentences):

Senator Government: Spend, spend, spend.

Senator Blinky: You can't spend your way into prosperity.

Tiger Hawk
Gateway Pundit
DiscerningTexan, 10/15/2008 11:17:00 PM |