Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Andrew Sullivan: Time of Death for the Debate (Perhaps the Election) at 10:33 EST

"10.33 pm. This was, I think, a mauling: a devastating and possibly electorally fatal debate for McCain. Even on Russia, he sounded a little out of it. I've watched a lot of debates and participated in many. I love debate and was trained as a boy in the British system to be a debater. I debated dozens of times at Oxofrd. All I can say is that, simply on terms of substance, clarity, empathy, style and authority, this has not just been an Obama victory. It has been a wipe-out.It has been about as big a wipe-out as I can remember in a presidential debate. It reminds me of the 1992 Clinton-Perot-Bush debate. I don't really see how the McCain campaign survives this."

Comment: A "mauling" might be a bit of hyperbole, but I'm not far from it - an unequivocal victory for Obama tonight.

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