It's unanimous: McCain the Winner in Democratic Debate

In a rare show of unanimity, the left, right, and punditland all agree that John McCain emerged the winner of the Democratic debate last night in Philadelphia.

There is also univeral agreement that the biggest loser was by far and away Barack Obama who faltered visibly in trying to answer questions about everything from his wearing a flag pin to why he wants to raise capital gains taxes.

Even Obama's staunchest supporters reluctantly had to admit their candidate gave a miserable performance:

It was a lifeless, exhausted, drained and dreary Obama we saw tonight. I've seen it before when he is tired, but this was his worst performance yet on national television. He seemed crushed and unable to react. This is big-time politics and he's up against the Clinton wood-chipper. But there is no disguising the fact that he wilted, painfully. Clinton has exposed herself in this campaign as one of the worst shells of a cynical pol in American politics. She doesn't just return us to the Morris-Rove era, she represents a new height for it. If she somehow wins, it will be a triumph of the old politics in an age when that is exactly what this country cannot afford. But Obama has also shown a failure to be resilient in this grueling process. In some ways, I'm glad. No normal reasonable person subjected to the series of attacks on his integrity, faith, patriotism, decency and honesty would not wilt. And we need a normal reasonable person in the White House again. But this is still the arena we have. It is what it is. ABC News is what it is. The MSM knows no other way. Obama has to survive and even thrive under this assault if he is to win. He failed tonight in a big way
The left is in full throated howl of outrage this morning at what they consider a betrayal by ABC news moderators Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopolous for concentrating on "trivial" issue like Obama hanging out for 20 years with a bigoted, hate filled preacher and Hillary's lying about her trip to Bosnia.

In the world inhabited by liberals, lying doesn't matter nor does being on a first name basis with unrepentant domestic terrorists like William Ayers. Don't all presidents hang around with people who are proud that they tried to blow up the Pentagon? At any rate, the left is livid at the press:
With your performance tonight -- your focus on issues that were at best trivial wastes of valuable airtime and at worst restatements of right-wing falsehoods, punctuated by inane "issue" questions that in no way resembled the real world concerns of American voters -- you disgraced my profession of journalism, and, by association, me and a lot of hard-working colleagues who do still try to ferret out the truth, rather than worry about who can give us the best deal on our capital gains taxes. But it's even worse than that. By so badly botching arguably the most critical debate of such an important election, in a time of both war and economic misery, you disgraced the American voters, and in fact even disgraced democracy itself. Indeed, if I were a citizen of one of those nations where America is seeking to "export democracy," and I had watched the debate, I probably would have said, "no thank you." Because that was no way to promote democracy.
This is the media created by the left. It has been used countless times over the years in their service to savage Republicans personally on issues that have nothing to do with governing the country. The list of their victims is endless and pretty much includes every major conservative figure for the last half a century.

And now they complain when the media they created turns on their candidates?

Barack Obama was revealed as someone not in charge of the facts nor his emotions. He stumbled. He fumbled. He stuttered. He stammered. He looked lost.

Only his most rabid supporters could view that performance and not ask deep questions about whether this man is qualified to be a senator much less president of the United States.

I don't know if this will effect what happens in Pennsylvania next Tuesday. But I believe finally, the Obama bubble has burst and he has been exposed as the empty suit that many of us already knew he was.
In a rare show of unanimity, the left, right, and punditland all agree that John McCain emerged the winner of the Democratic debate last night in Philadelphia.

There is also univeral agreement that the biggest loser was by far and away Barack Obama who faltered visibly in trying to answer questions about everything from his wearing a flag pin to why he wants to raise capital gains taxes.

Even Obama's staunchest supporters reluctantly had to admit their candidate gave a miserable performance:

It was a lifeless, exhausted, drained and dreary Obama we saw tonight. I've seen it before when he is tired, but this was his worst performance yet on national television. He seemed crushed and unable to react. This is big-time politics and he's up against the Clinton wood-chipper. But there is no disguising the fact that he wilted, painfully. Clinton has exposed herself in this campaign as one of the worst shells of a cynical pol in American politics. She doesn't just return us to the Morris-Rove era, she represents a new height for it. If she somehow wins, it will be a triumph of the old politics in an age when that is exactly what this country cannot afford. But Obama has also shown a failure to be resilient in this grueling process. In some ways, I'm glad. No normal reasonable person subjected to the series of attacks on his integrity, faith, patriotism, decency and honesty would not wilt. And we need a normal reasonable person in the White House again. But this is still the arena we have. It is what it is. ABC News is what it is. The MSM knows no other way. Obama has to survive and even thrive under this assault if he is to win. He failed tonight in a big way
The left is in full throated howl of outrage this morning at what they consider a betrayal by ABC news moderators Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopolous for concentrating on "trivial" issue like Obama hanging out for 20 years with a bigoted, hate filled preacher and Hillary's lying about her trip to Bosnia.

In the world inhabited by liberals, lying doesn't matter nor does being on a first name basis with unrepentant domestic terrorists like William Ayers. Don't all presidents hang around with people who are proud that they tried to blow up the Pentagon? At any rate, the left is livid at the press:
With your performance tonight -- your focus on issues that were at best trivial wastes of valuable airtime and at worst restatements of right-wing falsehoods, punctuated by inane "issue" questions that in no way resembled the real world concerns of American voters -- you disgraced my profession of journalism, and, by association, me and a lot of hard-working colleagues who do still try to ferret out the truth, rather than worry about who can give us the best deal on our capital gains taxes. But it's even worse than that. By so badly botching arguably the most critical debate of such an important election, in a time of both war and economic misery, you disgraced the American voters, and in fact even disgraced democracy itself. Indeed, if I were a citizen of one of those nations where America is seeking to "export democracy," and I had watched the debate, I probably would have said, "no thank you." Because that was no way to promote democracy.
This is the media created by the left. It has been used countless times over the years in their service to savage Republicans personally on issues that have nothing to do with governing the country. The list of their victims is endless and pretty much includes every major conservative figure for the last half a century.

And now they complain when the media they created turns on their candidates?

Barack Obama was revealed as someone not in charge of the facts nor his emotions. He stumbled. He fumbled. He stuttered. He stammered. He looked lost.

Only his most rabid supporters could view that performance and not ask deep questions about whether this man is qualified to be a senator much less president of the United States.

I don't know if this will effect what happens in Pennsylvania next Tuesday. But I believe finally, the Obama bubble has burst and he has been exposed as the empty suit that many of us already knew he was.