Debate Discussion: Did McCain Diss Obama?
Did you watch the presidential debate last Friday night? We did (and we included some good friends, two bottles of wine, and double-stuff Oreos), and even though we tried very hard, a lot of what was said was hard to follow — especially since both McCain and Obama would not. stop. SMIRKING while their opponent was talking. Those “my opponent is ridiculous” smiles were plain ridiculous.
Practiced grins and political doublespeak notwithstanding, something that a lot of people were talking about this weekend was the issue of John McCain refusing to look at Barack during the entire debate. While Obama kept his gaze on the camera, on the moderator, and on John, McCain just couldn’t seem to bring himself to look Obama in the eye.
Some political analysts are saying McCain completely disrespected Obama, “dismissing” him multiple times as well as keeping his eyes anywhere but on the Senator’s face. What do you think? Did you watch the debate? (If not, catch it HERE) Did you notice this? How would you interpret McCain’s tactic?
[photo from LATimes.com]