Although, overall, tonight's debate was a snoozer (I thought, generally, town hall meetings were a little more lively!), I thought John McCain clearly won. I thought he was in command of the stage and the issues, and that it went remarkably well! John McCain won by clearly laying out a plan to help Americans stay in their homes and get our economy back on track by creating jobs. He clearly talked about what he would do to help middle class Americans--securing their mortgages (although I disagree with him on this issue), achieving energy independence and helping them keep their jobs. He was strong, as always, on the issue of foreign policy.
From Barack Obama, we heard more contradictions between what he says and what he has done. After months of opposing offshore drilling, we heard him say he supported offshore drilling. After abandoning his promise for a middle class tax cut after his 2004 campaign, we heard Barack Obama make the same empty promise, and after proposing billions in new spending, we heard the democratic candidate claim he will cut the size of government. I sat, many times during the debate, with my jaw dropped in awe at the blatant lies.
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