By Stephen Fox, Contributing Editor New Mexico Sun News
posted at mybarackobama.com:
NOTE FROM STEPHEN FOX: I wanted to snag direct responses off my email as they came in without editing them or even inserting or correcting punctuation or spelling, etc., in a kind of real time Cinema Verite transcription of the responses just before the debate, during, and after: I hope you enjoy them and maybe there will be much more. Tomorrow's newspapers article and tonight's TV news are being written right now, but this is what the people supporting Obama had to say,
starting with this comment just before the debate started:LMANIV from African Americans for Obama: I will be happy when this is done. As good as she is doing im not sure if its changing people. Biden is the best person to counter her mona writes: Does she have cheat sheets?
from UCLA BRUINS FOR OBAMA: Shouldn't the next VP be able to pronounce the word "nuclear" rather than "nukular' in ones aspiring to the second highest office of the land. Sarah Palin is a joke and as a woman she is a poppet of the highest order. I have never heard a VP or Presidential nominee use the words "darn" or "heck" in a debate. She is an embarrassment to the nation. Please vote Obama/Biden.
Peace, Sandra Booker
from African Americans for Barack Obama: Why does she sound like a damn cartoon character?
from Secular Humanist:
It appears that Moose Creek Barbie has been well coached.
She is giving some very well rehearsed lectures to the American
people not her opponent.
She sounds like she's answering questions in a beauty pageant..all smiling and breathy and being so high schoolish! She still can't give a good answer, though!sherry another from
April:ARE YOU KIDDING! He is killing her!!! If you're watching CNN then you see the women stats for Palin are LOW!! I mean, Biden is on fire! Just schoolin' her!
Marion, private email: Sarah Palin is standing her ground -- GOOD FOR HER! Still showing her "greenness" but GOOD FOR HER so many people were talking about her falling on her face and she's not doing it!!! GOOD FOR HER!!!!!!!
And Joe Biden is bringing out points about this election FINALLY in terms that the radical religious fundamental christian right in this nation NEED TO HEAR! And then Palin (Bless her!) is confirming exactly the same arguments that many "small" people (such as myself) have been carrying on about
for years and years and years:
1) Civil Rights for same sex couples not the same as defining (or re-defining) marriage (Really liked Joe Biden's distinction between
civil law and personal faith)
2) The TWO STATE SOLUTION!!!!!!! (And awesome synopsis from Biden about how Bush policies have worsened the middle east situation and Israel's
own) and then Palin affirmed that!!!!!! Two of the very biggest flash points between that lunatic right fringe and everyone else!
And some of the "sound bites" that Joe Biden is using tonight is bringing me back to last year October/November/December when I was trying to pull together the news to match the candidates for this campaign -- and you know what? I'm thinking now that back then last year, I was getting Biden confused with McCain LOL!!!!
And Joe Biden nails the issue about Dick Cheney and the office of the Vice President....
And Sarah, darling, I'm proud of you, even though I still disagree with you on very fundamental things. I hope you keep up on the same track as I'm seeing tonight. This is not your election, but you can take this "lemon" of an opportunity that McCain has disengenuously offered you, and turn it into nice lemonade for all of the USA. I really do hope that
is where this point in your career takes you if that is where you want to go.Watching the rest...This one was even better than the debate between Obama and McCain!
Bonnie Vaughn of San Francisco for Obama: She's simply a good crammer; a quick study. She's had some hardcore study sessions this week, don't forget; and it's pretty obvious she has notes.