Sunday, September 28, 2008

Yepsen Thought McCain Won the Debate

The Register's David Yepsen thought John McCain won Friday night's presidential debate.

It was one of the most substantive debates in recent presidential campaign history, and John McCain won it.

The Arizona senator was cool, informed and forceful in Friday's first presidential debate of the general election campaign.

He repeatedly put Barack Obama on the defensive throughout the 90-minute session. Obama did little to assure voters that he is experienced enough to handle foreign and defense policy. That was his No. 1 task Friday night, and he failed.
Makes me wonder if Yepsen was watching the debate from Sporer's basement.


Greg said...


John McCain looked like he was about to blow his top!

I could have sworn he said "horseshit"...anyone else catch that?

noneed4thneed said...

Forgot to mention McCain not even looking at Obama during the entire debate.

Greg said...

McCain came off like a bitter old man. A man no one could relate to, a man that drew the line in the sand and said everyone who doesnt agree with me is a liberal.

He really has alienated the moderate voters who helped get him the nomination.

A good barometer for this is the Florida polls. Obama has taken massive heat from Florida since the whole delegate debacle. McCain won it easily and even was endorsed by their popular governor and McCain is still only leading by 1 point.

Their are many paths to victory for Obama without Florida.

Their are none for McCain

noneed4thneed said...

Palin has hurt McCain in Florida with her Jews for Jesus sermon at her church just this past summer.

Ben said...

Yepsen has made no secret that he is anti-Obama, so it doesn't come as a shock that he thought Obama lost. Yepsen likes to paint himself as a traditional Iowan "experience isn't everything, it's the only thing" type. His commentary on Obama since last year has consistenly painted him as a stuffed shirt not worthy to compete with the likes of Clinton, Biden, Clinton McCain, and Clinton....oh and did I mention Clinton?

I would call the debate a toss up. Neither Sens. Obama nor McCain came out as a clear winner. From what small sampling I've seen most commentators seem to betray their own personal bias when picking the "winner" last Friday and Yepsen is a glarring example.