Presidential nominees Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois and Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona will face each other tonight for the third and final presidential debate in Hofstra University in NY. Bob Shieffer of CBS News and host of “Face the Nation” will moderate, and the debate is scheduled to focus on domestic and economic policy.
I am going to post the video and webcast here on the final debate between Obama and McCain so most likely you can watch it right here.
Meanwhile, I have a poll running here about who do you think won the last and final debate between the presidential candidates – Obama and McCain.
I am love blogging it below:
The debate is live.
McCain looks really really tired. His voice is quivering. When asked about a plan, he had nothing substantial to say except blaming Fannie and Freddie. He started on something sub-prime when he lost me.
Obama looks like heâ€™s been up all night preparing. But the answers are quick and fast. Plan seems definite.
Both the candidates are harping on taxes. McCain is cutting into Obama’s talk. I think thats not a good think, to interject when the other is speaking. Let them both have equal time to speak. Lets not make another Fox channel situation here.
Topic has not changed to the massive deficit. Moderator is setting the field for how both candidates plan to handle this.
Obama laid it out quite well even though he did not talk in specifics but which is fine they want to have a broader view.
McCain started off on a totally different tangent. When the moderator corrected him, he started talking about nuclear energy. Again McCain was corrected and now he is talking about hatchet. Not specifics, now broad vision except for I know how to do this. Again he was corrected by the moderator. Now he is talking about ethanol. End point – earmarks. No porks. Thats his fiscal deficit plan. Pork has a good sound bite. But thats that.
McCain made a good point about putting out George Bush out of the picture. He told Obama categorically – I am not Bush, I am McCain, if you want to run against Bush you should have run 4 years ago.
Obama should look straight but not a big issue.
McCain is on the defensive, trying to distance himself away from President Bush. What a big liability the current president is.
Negative campaign topic. Now this is a topic that would go down well with the people.
McCain is starting off by town hall meetings. Don’t see the relation here. Now he’s lobbed back the negative charge back at Obama. There’s some strategy in it. But more of it is flub but McCain has handled.
Obama has spoken about hurt feelings. Thats a personal statement and would go down very well. Obama has scored very well with this topic. Amazing answer.
McCain is countering his campaigns character assassination ads against Obama Vs issue based attacks against Obama.
But this portion of debate has been the best so far.
McCain is getting rapped badly.
Negative ads on Acorn and Ayers are over. McCain took a bad thumping. McCain Campaign would be starting to sweat badly.
Topic is not Vice presidents and why they think their partner is better than the other.
Biden, no doubt he can step up to the plate. Sarah Palin, less said the better.