POLITICAL observations & opinions

* Ververs (CBS): Obama had the debate he wanted to have

Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 16, 2008

CBSNews.com senior political editor Vaughn Ververs writes …

  • What McCain did not manage to do was ruffle the ever-calm, cool and collected Obama. 
  • Obama continues to do a masterful job talking directly about and to the middle class.
  • Polls show overwhelmingly that voters trust Obama more on the economy than McCain.
  • Obama wanted a quiet, low-key affair and for his part, he pulled it off. 
  • Americans have seen these two candidates at three of these debates now and they’ve seen a striking contrast
    • McCain has been at turns uplifting and irritated, if not flat-out angry, 
    • while Obama remains steady and level, almost too cool at times. 

Read the entire post at … http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/10/16/politics/2008debates/main4525262.shtml

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