I learnt so many things last night.
First - why have more than 1 debate? I'd say that 75% of what was said was taken verbatim from the previous debate. The only shockers was McCain plan to buy homes (not his idea although he claimed it) and Obama's call for a line item veto (holly Constitutional shit Batman!).
Second - If the audience chosen was to look like the American people, then the American people are:
0% Hispanic, 0% Asian,
10% fat white bald guys,
95% totally unattractive,
and 100% fuckin' morons. The chick with the Far-Side-like-glasses asking the "trust" question was a freakin' stumblin', bumblin' hill jack,
Third - How many times can McCain say "reachin' across the aisle" and mention that Reagan worked with Tipp O'Neil on a tax deal. I counted 4 and 2. And, how many Americans know who Tipp O'Neil was?
Fourth - McCain is far from being free of senior moments. On prioritizing Energy/Entitlements/Health Care, McCain had to write down each topic and look back at the list. Then his answer as to which to prioritize? "Do them all at once." I mean, we can easily fight a two fronted war...
Fifth - You would think that these guys are courting the Saudis. Why won't either Obama or McCain mention the Saudis when talking about money that we go to when buy foreign oil? Obama says, "Middle Eastern oil", but does not mention the Saudis??? McCain goes on about "givin' money to countries who don;t like us very much but never mentions the Saudis. WTF?!?!?
Finally, who is McCains hero? Reagan or Teddy Roosevelt? He mentioned both, but I think it goes to Reagan with his finishing line, "Our best days are ahead of us". Reminds me of Bush II's bit about livin' on the east side of the mountain to watch the sun rise. And both are out of the Reagan play book.