"I have a bracelet too"

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    This is the only line I remember from the debate. It's the only line that my wife and I laughed out loud at. I believe it illustrated what I thought was a problem for Obama in an otherwise good performance: He's Mr. Right. Or as my wife would say, "Mr. Always Gotta Be F***ing Right". Obama seemed to always have to get the last word in. He interrupted McCain quite a few times, wagged his finger and smirked. I have not heard any of the talking heads point this out so perhaps it was just me. I don't recall many people commenting on Gore's sighs right away but over a few days as feedback from the public came in it became apparent it was a major problem. Time will tell if what I observed was limited to a few or a more widespread impression.
     
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    :clap2: lol .... it's all about who you like and who you don't. :lol:
     
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    Not really. I thought Obama did well except for that one silly line about the bracelet and the other stuff I noted. I call it a tie. I think McCain missed some easy homeruns. My impression of Obama could be totally wrong. Curious what others think.
     
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    First, I personally don't think the "bracelet" story should have been used by either candidate to make their point. The mother of a fallen soldier's feelings should not be exploited for political gain. That's just my opinion.

    I think Obama being a law professor has a lot to do with him feeling he is right on everything. He is used to being the expert.

    I thought Obama was on the defensive a lot during the debate. I thought McCain won the debate hands-down. I am surprised to hear the polls are saying the opposite. They used to say when you are defending, you are losing. Maybe that rule doesn't apply anymore. If the country really thinks Obama won this debate, maybe that says something about who will win on November 4. After all, this was the debate Mac was supposed to have an advantage in.
     
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    That was my impression as well.
     
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    From Fox Focus Groups:

    A heavy Democratic area in Pennsylvania had it overwhelmingly for McCain.

    South Florida was indecisive.

    Las Vegas slightly in favor of Obama.

    Drudge has it 67% for McCain.

    Apparently the MSNBC talking heads had it for McCain.

    Dick Morris had it for Obama.

    Seems like a mixed bag. It'll be interesting to see what happens in the polls.
     
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    The Pennsylvania one is encouraging.
     
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    They see that the Chosen One is full of shit.
     
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    If Mac could win Pennsylvania and Ohio, I could go to be early on Nov 4.
     
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    I heard a couple of commentators comment on the smirking on one station and an interviewed guest on another one talking about it. Also one Democrat strategist who said that one of Obama's intentions was to try and get under McCain's skin in the hopes he would lose his temper -which backfired because it was McCain who got under Obama's skin and he was the one who often looked frustrated and irritated.

    Obama may have been "Mr. Always Gotta Be F***ing Right" during the debate but McCain never said he was correct about anything. The McCain campaign had an ad out using excerpts from the debate before the candidates even got out of the building. It shows Obama repeatedly saying "John is correct" and "Senator McCain is right" or "I agree with Senator McCain".

    I doubt Obama will want any ads using what McCain said in return though and just as often -that Obama "doesn't get it" or "doesn't understand" or "doesn't have the experience to realize...".
     

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