Charles Krauthammer Thought Obama Won The First Presidential Debate

I'm continuing to sift through the post debate analysis from Friday night so we can get a glimpse at what some conservatives had to say about the Ol

I'm continuing to sift through the post debate analysis from Friday night so we can get a glimpse at what some conservatives had to say about the Ole Miss Friday night not-pay per view -event. First Dick Morris thought Obama won and now Charles very clearly gave the advantage to Obama. It's interesting when a political opponent gives a non partisan explanation now and again.

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Krauthammer: I thought he hammered a little bit , he kept repeating, 'my opponent isn't experienced, he doesn't have the judgment, he's not ready,' but he's gotta make the case. And except for the last moment, I think McCain had a poetic moment when he very quietly and softly ended by saying I know how to heal a nation after a war, I know who to deal with adversaries and with... I thought he was hammering a lot. Now, there styles are different. McCain is a guy who hits, he hammers, he jabs. Obama is smooth, he's very elegant and he was nimble and here's a subject in which you'd think he be alien, but he was never flustered, he was never at a loss. I think he was on the defensive on a couple of issues like Iran, but that's because of statements he made earlier in the campaign. I thought he came out only slightly behind on foreign affairs, thus overall in the absence of a sound byte, in the absence of an embarrassing moment on his part, I think he comes out of this neutral and thus ahead because we're now going to have debates on the economy which are going to be his strong areas and McCain will be on the defensive....It does end the drama of the McCain week.

Yes, no sound bytes to pounce on. CK uses some weird language to make his point, but what he said is round one goes to Obama and that was a very important round indeed. I was against foreign policy being the lead topic of the three debates because it had the ability to side track the favorable polling news that has changed since the economic meltdown began for Obama, but it turned out pretty good so far...Lindsey Graham certainly was grumpy about it.


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