Overall I thought this was John McCain’s best debate. Unfortunately, I don’t think it was a game changer. In fact I think the plumber, Joe Wurzelbacher, was the only real winner.
A couple of quick points:
1) The Secret Service says they have yet to find anyone who can backup that Scranton ‘Kill Him’ Report.
[Secret Service agent] Bill Slavoski said he was in the audience, along with an undisclosed number of additional secret service agents and other law enforcement officers and not one heard the comment.
“I was baffled,” he said after reading the report in Wednesday’s Times-Tribune.
He said the agency conducted an investigation Wednesday, after seeing the story, and could not find one person to corroborate the allegation other than Singleton.
Slavoski said more than 20 non-security agents were interviewed Wednesday, from news media to ordinary citizens in attendance at the rally for the Republican vice presidential candidate held at the Riverfront Sports Complex. He said Singleton was the only one to say he heard someone yell “kill him.”
“We have yet to find someone to back up the story,” Slavoski said. “We had people all over and we have yet to find anyone who said they heard it.”
2) Can we please put that 47 million uninsured myth to rest?
Michelle Malkin has a brief debate wrap up here. Jeff Emanuel has commentary and analysis @ Red State.
Morning After Updates
Ed Morrissey has post debate analysis and a run down of Obama’s big lies @ Hot Air. Karl Rove says Obama hasn’t closed the sale and the Wall Street Journal editorial board says Joe the Plumber cuts to the heart of the Presidential choice.
I feel that John McCain won this debate handidly. Obama was on the defensive, and was clearly off his game early.
For the first time, I was excited about a debate. McCain won this debate from the get go. This was no contest. Obama stammered and stuttered his way through not answering any questions. McCain was clear, crisp and concise.
It looked to me like Senator Obama won hands down. McCain will lost again. Bush beat him up in 2000 and he never came back from that.
Obama next President of the :USA
Dave B says
McCain won the debate. Obama spent the whole time responding and on the defensive. That means at the end of the debate he had nothing to go after McCain about other than what he’s already saying. McCain, on the other hand finally put a “face” to a victim of Obama’s tax policies, can repeat the phrase “spread the wealth” which is a socialist philosophy, got to ask the question “Why would you want to tax anybody during these economic hard times?”, and much more. Obama may, in the end win the election but it won’t be because of the third debate, that’s for sure. If anything, this debate opened the door for a possible McCain victory.