- Posted October 16, 2008 by
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Final presidential debate
Final Presidential Debate
I've watched all the debates and found this last one to be very revealing about John McCain and his "character". While I fully respect Mr. McCain's service to his country, I have a hard time respecting the man he is today after last night's debate.
His demeanor was extremely arrogant and dismissive of his opponent and his views. If he can't be respectful of an election opponent, how would he possibly deal with international issues that often require sensitive diplomacy?
Every time McCain was at a loss for an answer, his knee jerk response was to begin attacking Obama. He seemed to take particular issue with Obama's eloquence (McCain's word), giving substantial air time to mocking the fact that Obama expresses himself well. He reminded me of a redneck bully making fun of any educated person. His attacks became so predictable, it might have been funny if this were not such an important decision for the American people.
Obama, while appearing somewhat weary, managed to conduct himself with a calm grace that will get things done in Washington and in negotiations with global powers. In spite of McCain's mocking tone and derisive manner, with few exceptions Obama responded calmly, factually and intelligently.
At the beginning of this campaign, I feared I might be tempted to vote for McCain (thus continuing the Bush legacy of war and disregard for our Constitution) but those fears have been laid to rest. McCain is not the better candidate and he is certainly NOT the better man.
Go Obama! YES we can!