Below are my transcribed notes of the Presidential Debate conducted on October 7, 2008.
It goes on a for a bit…and I fell asleep near the end [hence the illegible….suiggly…transcription]
[Oh, and I thought both did well. I though Obama had the best line…
“Senator McCain’s campaign announced last week that they plan to ‘turn the page’ on the discussion about our economy and spend the final weeks of this election attacking me instead. He and Governor Palin are out there saying all kinds of stuff,” he said in a not so subtle nod to Palin’s recent comments that Obama associates with “terrorists.” “I can take four more weeks of John McCain’s attacks, but the American people can’t take four more years of John McCain’s George Bush policies.”
McCain doesn’t like it, and Palin doesn’t get it, but George W. Bush was a Republican. And so were his policies. McCain and Palin, for all their mavricky rhetoric, are also Republican, and have the policies to prove it.]
I scored the debate: 14 to 5 for Obama [note: my scoring is like the electoral college, one winner a question, no partial credit]
UPDATE: Here’s Obama backstage before and after the debate.
See detailed analysis below.