Did You Change Your Mind After Wednesday Nights Presidential Debate?

@elmiko (6637)
United States
October 16, 2008 1:38am CST
Were you swayed out all about your decison on who your going to vote for as president. The funny thing was that Mccain looked mad when debating but had a smile that he was grasping to keep without showing the angry look. His eyes looked like they were buldeing out of his head to keep the ungeniune smile. I didn't find enough value in what I heard to be tempted on changing my vote for Obama.
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@evanslf (485)
16 Oct 08
McCain did provide a more punchy performance this time, it was certainly his best performance of the three debates. The question is whether it was good enough and to this I have to answer no because Obama held up well and the debate was at least a draw (though it seems that polling shows once again that Obama won the debate fairly convincingly.) This might be because McCain forgot that what you say is important, but how you come across is even more important (ie people are looking at you, your body language, tone of voice, etc). Here McCain did badly as he came across as someone who is barely keeping their anger in check. So no, the debate did not change my views, McCain tried but it wasn't good enough.
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@elmiko (6637)
• United States
17 Oct 08
I guess since he was in the lead in the polls earlier to get elected and than to now realize hes losing would frustate anybody. I guess the economy would have to be the reason more than anything. When the stock market started doing terrible thats when obamas popularity increased.
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@spalladino (17922)
• United States
16 Oct 08
If anything, last night's debate made me more comfortable in my decision to vote for Obama. Both candidates had the opportunity to get into specifics about their various plans and I continue to like what I'm hearing from Obama. I also did not like the very noticable attacks that McCain launched at every opportunity nor did I like the vague generalities he kept coming up with. I agree that McCain appeared to be angry and unfocused while Obama appeared to be calm, informed, focused and expressed himself well.
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@elmiko (6637)
• United States
17 Oct 08
Yes Obama explains himself well without anger that can blind peoples realities.
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• United States
16 Oct 08
I didn't watch last night's debate. I've already known since the primaries who my choice is, and nothing that the other candidate (or anyone else for that matter) says would change that. My candidate holds many of my values; the other candidate has said and done things that I could never respect him, let alone vote for him.
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
17 Oct 08
You can't go wrong voting for somebody like that.
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@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
16 Oct 08
Nope, not one iota was my mind changed. I didn't hear the issues brought up I wanted to at any length. the things they did discuss like education and economics, both candidates received a failing grade from me. I didn't hear one word about revamping the monetary system, elimination or at least stripping down the NEA, all I heard was more of the same snake oil that both candidates have been peddling the last few months and no real solutions. I will still be voting for Chuck Baldwin.
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@elmiko (6637)
• United States
17 Oct 08
Wow Chuck Baldwin. I have not heard of that name.
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@anniepa (27280)
• United States
24 Oct 08
No, I sure didn't change my mind but was more reassured than ever that I'd made the right decision from the start. McCain may be more mature, more "experienced", a POW and whatever else anyone chooses to say about him but there's one thing he is NOT and that's PRESIDENTIAL. Annie
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
25 Oct 08
Mccain explain your reasons more on the issues if you want to be president instead of finger pointing or can you? Is that your only defense? Do you know enough about the topic? Obama takes the time to explain the issues very well. Mccain made a bad choice in picking Palin for Vice President in my view. Shes not experienced enough being all the way up in Alaska. At least if something was to happen to Obama we would have Biden who has lots of experience.