I think McCain clearly won. On the other hand, I can’t think like an Obamoron so it is possible, nay probable, that they think he won. Some are saying that since McCain couldn’t embarrass Obama on foreign policy issues, it is effectively an Obama victory. Maybe, but if that is true the same situation should apply in reverse. Obama has the advantage on the tanking economy and, during the first half of the debate, he couldn’t lay a glove on McCain.
Ultimately, I don’t think that McCain did enough to cause a change in the campaign. I will be surprised to see much change in the polls. On the other hand, I cannot believe that people see Obama as presidential on the same stage as McCain. How can that be.
Obama pissed me off enough to shout at the television twice. The first time was wen he said his initial reaction to the Russian invasion of Georgia was to condemn Russia. This came after McCain described Obama’s initial reaction exactly. Obama’s denial that he called for “both nations to show restraint” and instead that he condemned Russia is a blatant lie. This man has no problem lying about what we all saw and heard personally. Here is Obama tonight…
Obviously, I disagree with this notion that somehow we did not forcefully object to Russians going into Georgia.
I immediately said that this was illegal and objectionable. And, absolutely, I wanted a cessation of the violence, because it put an enormous strain on Georgia, and that’s why I was the first to say that we have to rebuild the Georgian economy and called for a billion dollars that has now gone in to help them rebuild.
That is a lie. Here is Obama’s initial statement on the Russian invasion of Georgia.
“I strongly condemn the outbreak of violence in Georgia, and urge an immediate end to armed conflict. Now is the time for Georgia and Russia to show restraint, and to avoid an escalation to full scale war. Georgia’s territorial integrity must be respected. All sides should enter into direct talks on behalf of stability in Georgia, and the United States, the United Nations Security Council, and the international community should fully support a peaceful resolution to this crisis.”
Both sides, he said, must show restraint. There is no condemnation of Russia there. Also notice he believed the same United Nations Security Council in which Russia has veto power was going to support a just resolution. What a dufus.
The second time I got pissed was when Barry told another whopper. He explicitly said that he did not previously say he would meet face-to-face with leaders of rouge states. He most certainly did say he would an his claim to the contrary is an out-and-out lie.
Here is Obama tonight:
Look, I mean, Senator McCain keeps on using this example that suddenly the president would just meet with somebody without doing any preparation, without having low-level talks. Nobody’s been talking about that, and Senator McCain knows it. This is a mischaracterization of my position.
That is a lie, it is no mischaracterization. In case you doubt it, here is the tape.
I am quite certain that others will report on many more easily demonstrated lies by Barry throughout. More on this later….