Friday, September 26, 2008

Here He Comes To Save The Day!

Now that John McCain has decided to grace Barack Obama and the American public with his presence in Oxford, Mississippi, tonight for the first presidential debate, I’m curious on what to expect from him.

Doubtless, McCain will be in a feisty mood, but considering how his campaign has been skidding badly amidst Wall Street’s current embolism, I question what he has to offer (beyond endless vows of reform) in terms of actual solutions – because God knows McCain has offered few this year.

The rest of tonight’s debate will address Sarah Palin’s favorite topic: foreign policy, which is McCain’s strong suit. Here, look for him to repeat the terms “surge” and “General David Petraeus” enough times to qualify for a drinking game. As for Obama’s part, he will likely retreat to a defensive position on foreign issues, which will do little to inspire voters already anxious about his ability to lead.

However, Obama is reportedly practicing heavily for tonight’s debate, so I do not expect him to lose per se.

If anything, I’m expecting a draw – but, of course, we’ll see.

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and his wife, Cindy, this afternoon
on final approach to Oxford.

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