First Presidential debate left an uneasy feeling. Both candidates performed very well, nobody really stumbled, no big surprises. Analysts dissected every phrase and every statement. Republican analysts said McCain did better, democratic candidates claimed that senator Obama did better.
I firmly believe that this is a great country, and it deserves great President, and so far (since we came here in 1991, but, please, do not blame it on us) we had at best good, but not great Presidents.
I do not blame either Obama or McCain for the circus of the debate, which we, as the nation instilled upon them. Do you really think you would figure how the person is suited for Presidency in a boxing match into which it turned?
McCain jabbed Senator Obama, and Obama was able to respond with a quick hook to the body, then straight short right by McCain got Obama's attention, he is on the ropes, McCain carries a series of punches both to the body and head but there is no knockout, nor knockdown yet, and senator Obama counters with a combination of his own, terrific uppercut by senator Obama and now McCain stumbles...McCain is effectively aggressive and judges will take a note of it. Obama is very technical, and it is time for him to brawl to show the public and the judges that he is rightfully the #1 contender in this weight class.
If the ability to respond immediately, and entertain is the presidential virtue, put Chris Rock there as your presidential nominee. He is faster, funnier, younger... But this is not how Presidents work. If they need to jump out of bed and make a life or death decision at 3 at night, something may have been overlooked, like with this financial crisis, and it happened not overnight. But in this format of street fight, do you see how they can think, calculate, not only attract the best brains in the nation, but work with the team, and represent this great country the way it deserves?
If we need to put them in the ring for that, why not choose Mike Tyson? Decisive, has a great jab. Lost some luster? We all did.
Maybe the whole idea of the televized public debate is a cheap show? Is it like fast food place as the testing grounds for a chef of an exclusive restaurant. Does the ability to roll you a sub in 8 seconds means that they would be able to prepare Venison with Chanterelles in Cream Sauce and Braised Red Cabbage?
You gotta be kidding me