Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Rorschach Debate

Given that there were no clear knockout blows in Friday night's Presidential debate, the "winner" seems to be a Rorschach test for the viewer. People saw what they wanted.

I participated in a rather raucous chatroom during the debate and most of us thought McCain seemed rather spry and with-it, though clearly passing up the opportunity to lay the economic mess at the feet of the ACORN crowd. We thought Obama looked tired, off balance, irritated, stuttering, and on the defensive. And of course, McCain cleaned up on geopolitics.

Then I watched the Luntz "undecided" focus/dial group on Fox in amazement as many of the folks there thought exactly the opposite. Obama was articulate, on the offensive, and McCain was grumpy and old. (Uh, of course he seemed old. He's ... old.)

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