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Obama-McCain Debate Summary With Peter Fonda Picture

The first debate between Barack Obama and John McCain is over. It won’t surprise you that I feel Senator Obama won the debate. I’m going to spare you my thoughts because there is no way I would have said Senator Obama had lost the debate even if he had appeared on stage carrying a bottle of whiskey while singing Danny Boy.

Such is my summary of the debate. You can take it or leave it. By Monday we’ll be on to other issues and people will barely recall the debate took place.

(Above is a car buried in the sand on Bolivar Peninsula, part of Galveston County, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. For the purposes of this blog, the car represents how Barack Obama buried Senator McCain’s postions with the truth. The photo is from the Houston Chronicle.) 

In my home we’ve already turned off the post-debate coverage–the debate ended maybe half an hour ago–because it is tedious. We have on an infomercial featuring Peter Fonda discussing a Time-Life collection of music of the 1960’s. The ad says I’ll get extra benefits if I order within the next few minutes. Below is Mr. Fonda, the biker, with Jack Nicholson in Easy Rider.

As Senator Obama moves towards victory, there are a few things I would like my readers to please note—

Well-known political analyst Charlie Cook says Democrats have at least some chance of winning 60 Senate seats.

Sarah Palin still won’t explain why women had to pay for rape kits while she was Mayor of Wasilla.

And for those of you looking for the longer view, Hugh Brogan’s The Penguin History of the United States is the best one-volume history of the U.S. I have read.

September 27, 2008 - Posted by | Books, Campaign 2008, History, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. hahahaahahahahahaahahahahhaahahhah


    Comment by pacer521 | September 27, 2008

  2. Pacer–I guess you like the post. Thank you.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | September 27, 2008

  3. mccain is dangerous and the voter more dangerous, i hope the people get out and vote. this is how obama will win or loose this election. debates and issues and spin are not going to sway anyone at this point. the undecided people need to get a grip and people have to get other people to vote.

    Comment by bill brady | September 27, 2008

  4. “I’m going to spare you my thoughts because there is no way I would have said Senator Obama had lost the debate even if he had appeared on stage carrying a bottle of whiskey while singing Danny Boy.”

    When you start an argument like this, who is really going to take you or your cause seriously? Do you feel you exemplify the typical Obama supporter? Not so interested in facts or issues, but just that you “hope” your guy will swoop in and claim victory?

    Comment by loudelf | September 29, 2008

  5. You are a bad, and self-important, elf.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | September 29, 2008

  6. Interesting how someone with an educated opinion is censored, yet others who make no attempt at requesting or interjecting facts remain uncensored… typical.

    Comment by loudelf | October 7, 2008

  7. loudelf–Thank you for your views.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | October 8, 2008

  8. Nothing like taking a rumor and running with it, Sarah Palin did not charge a single individual with a rape kit. She charged the insurance companies. This should be supported on your site, since liberals are trying to wipeout private health insurance and replace it with universal government insurance.

    Comment by Rick Davis | February 10, 2009

  9. Mr. Davis—You appear to be bitter about the outcome of the election.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | February 10, 2009

  10. Once again, both parties put out two horrible candidates for the election.

    I am bitter over the media character asassination of Sarah Palin. The double standard in media coverage was absurd. Both political parties are corrupt, and if the media isn’t going to do their job as a watchdog for the people than we are in store for a scary four years.

    Comment by Rick Davis | February 11, 2009

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