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Debate Redux: Crushed McCain

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It wasn't like Obama won this brilliantly, but McCain lost it bigtime.

There were a few statements McCain made that he'll regret-- that future retirees will have to settle for less than current retirees. And he called for a spending freeze, which he also called for in his first debate. Hello! It's a basic business tenet. You have to spend money to make money. Maybe that's something Paulson doesn't get either. You don't buy bad debt. You invest in good projects and assets.

But there were a lot more problems for McCain. He became repetitive, like Sarah Palin, stuck on talking points-- stale, tired talking points-- and he looked stiff, rigid, inflexible, unable to adapt and think on his feet. It was like he was doing reasonably well letting loose with the assault his people planned for him, but he had no ability to really dive deep into real discussion.


<blockquote>The CNN Snap Poll Results
Who expressed his views more clearly in the debate?

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Obama 60
McCain 30

Who spent more time attacking his opponent?

Obama 17
McCain 63

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Who seemed to be the stronger leader?

Obama 54
McCain 43

Who was most likeable?

Obama 65
McCain 28</blockquote>


All the snap polls run by the networks showed Obama winning handily, except for one measure-- Who was more aggressive? McCain won that one. Oops. Gotta watch THAT phrase. McCain referred to Obama as "that one" and the Obama campaign jumped on it. Was it racist, objectifying a black man?

McCain kept throwing the same stuff at Obama that Obama had effectively rebutted in the previous debate.

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Near the end, McCain claimed that he followed the speak softly and carry a big stick motto of his "idol" Teddy Roosevelt and chastised Obama for telegraphing his plan to enter Pakistan to pursue Osama Bin Laden.

Obama came back brilliantly, hitting a home run, reminding McCain of his "bomb, bomb, bomb Iran" and destroy N. Korea remarks.

McCain looked like a hypocritical idiot after than.

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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