The ebb and flow of tonight’s surprisingly debate was engaging – if a tad dull in the middle.
At the immediate conclusion, I was willing to give McCain a slight edge – yet I was impressed with Obama’s mastery of the issues, and ability to resist his habit of coming across as a professor. As for McCain, his well of experience was clear, but inconsistently applied. McCain’s failure to look Obama in the eye while the latter was speaking to him also struck me as awkward, and frankly a bit rude.
But for the record, I’m going to give both candidates good marks in a debate I’m going to call a draw.