Neither candidate made a “major gaffe.”
That said, fact-checkers on both sides will no doubt find “errors” concerning legislative votes, etc. by the other side’s candidates.
My sense is Sen. Obama made more of those errors.
We’ll see when the “final counts” are in.
But for sure neither candidate made a game-changer factual error.
After the first debate, I mentioned Sen. McCain’s failure to look at Obama; and said it was an unforced error.
McCain did some looking at the camera tonight, but not as much as Obama.
Points for Obama on that.
Joe the plumber was big tonight.
You would have thought McCain was his oldest and best friend.
I thought McCain was clinging desperately to Joe as his “campaign-saver.”
Obama demonstrated a reasonable degree of care for Joe at the same time he put across some of his economic plans.
I give lots of points to Obama for the way he deflected McCain’s response to the Ayers question moderator Bob Schieffer laid in McCain’s lap.
McCain bungled the question.
He offered nothing that would IMO persuade an undecided voter the Obama-Ayers relationship was important and should trouble us.
If anything, McCain seemed apologetic for even having to discuss Ayers.
Obama responded to McCain’s inept thrusts with seeming effortlessness that must have left many viewers wondering what all the Obama-Ayers fuss has been about.
Wright, of course, was never mentioned.
“I’m John McCain and I approve never mentioning Rev. Wright.”
Do any of you need a snap poll to tell you this was a very good night for Obama?
Mind you, I’m not in Obama’s camp; just sharing with you my first thoughts.
I’ll say more tomorrow.
What did you think?