Friday, September 26, 2008

What to Watch For: The First Presidential Debate

As luck would have it, tonight's debate is the only presidential or vice presidential debate that I will be able to watch on television. So, with extra enthusiasm for tonight's session, here are a few quick things to watch for:

1) How does McCain describe his work in Washington on the bailout package yesterday and today?

2) Does Obama try to paint McCain as having attempted to dodge the debate?

3) Does a "tied" result coming out of the debate get spun by the media into an Obama victory?

4) Body language. Remember Kerry's very close handshake with George W. Bush in 2004 that showed his obvious height advantage...

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