Wow, even CNN analysts say McCain did better.

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    Presidential debate report card - CNN.com

    Obama: 1 A, 3 B's, and a C
    McCain: 2 A's, 2 B's, and a C

    I'm very speechless. Even the Democratic strategist graded Obama a B. I would give them both A-'s, though. They said what they had to, but both missed opportunities for a good jab.
     
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    Wow, that is unfortunate. It's rather clear that these debates are far more of a game than a judgment of actual ability for presidency.

    Oh man. Looking at those "reasons" for these grades, it is so obvious how silly all of this is. The media doesn't take this seriously at all, because Americans don't actually understand most of it. Whatever the media says is what the public will think. God damnit, this is all such a disgusting popularity contest.
     
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    please tell me that was sarcasm..please...

    my head literally just exploded when I read that...I mean like..literally

    :eusa_pray:
     
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    Sarcasm? Maybe slight exaggeration. If you you can't see how ignorant to actual politics and economics the majority of the American public is, then you really have no place discussing politics at all.
     
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    no no I totally agree with you.

    My point was that up until now..

    the majority of the media was leaning towards Obama.

    I just thought it was funny when you said popularity contest because I believe that is a large reason why Obama is a presidential candidate..
     
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    It's the only reason. I've talked to so many people who just support "the black dude who gives all those speeches." They have no idea what he stands for.
     
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    "One candidate is the guy people would vote for because they can picture drinking a beer with, the other a candidate they can picture smoking a blunt with." - a philosophy professor at the local college
     
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    CNN opinion poll said Obama won. John Roberts basically called it crap on the air.

    A CBS poll had Obama winning as well. Don't know about their methodology.

    Frank Luntz's focus group had me laughing my ass off. Lots of Obama supporters repeating his gay little talking points.

    Editorials have McCain winning. Focus groups of Independents from OH, FLA and PA had McCain winning as well. These are the ones I care about.
     
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    A lot of online polls say Obama won, but remember who uses online polls: tech-savvy young'uns. Old folks don't vote in online polls. The demographics of these polls are clearly skewed. But, it doesn't matter. As I've said, I don't think either won or lost the election tonight.
     
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    Q: Who wins online polls?

    A: Depends on where they're linked from first - DU or FR.

    That's my take at least. Tonight the DUmmies were quicker than the FReepers.
     

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