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.