At least in the first debate, McCain found his stride and wiped Obama up on foreign affairs. In their second "debate" Obama continued his "smooth-talk express" sprinkled with assorted lies while McCain's performance was robotic, lacked spirit, and was, quite frankly, bland. Who is advising McCain to pull his punches and try to come across as a "nice guy"? Nice guys finish last.
McCain needed a good night. Not just a fair night. In fact, he needed a VERY good night. What we witnessed was at best a "fair" night.
For some reason, McCain seems unwilling to pounce on Obama's many mistakes, lies, and weaknesses. Either he doesn't recognize them, or simply cannot formulate an argument on the fly.
Whatever the reason, the sad reality is that McCain's inability to debate in any of these formats will likely doom his far superior candidacy. That is very bad news for the American people.
There really isn't much more anyone can say about this dismal performance.
Maybe the last debate should be between Obama and Sarah Palin.
Bob Webster, a descendant of Daniel Webster's father, Revolutionary War patriot Ebenezer Webster, has always had a strong interest in early American history, our Constitution, U.S. politics, and law. Politically he is a constitutional republican with objectivist and libertarian roots. He has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint by the regressive Progressive movement as a great danger to our Republic. His favorite novel is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and believes it should be required reading for all high school students so they can appreciate the cost of tolerating the growth of unconstitutional crushingly powerful central government. He strongly believes, as our Constitution enshrines, that the interests of the individual should be held superior to the interests of the state.
A lifelong interest in meteorology and climatology spurred his strong interest in science. Bob earned his degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech, graduating in 1964.