Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Post-debate polls say Obama kicked ass

All indications are that McCain got his ass handed to him by "that one":

CNN: 54% Obama
30% McCain

CBS: 39% Obama
27% McCain

Something strange is going on, though. For the last 72 hours, Palin has been out giving these rants of speeches, accusing Obama of "palling around with terrorists", questioning his patriotism, etc., and whipping up a lot of hate and fury.

Yet, for some reason, McCain wouldn't go there during the debate. It wasn't like he was trying to be that civil -- he was openly contemptuous of Obama, even referring to him as "that one" at one point. So it seemed odd that McCain wouldn't touch on something that his campaign has been hammering away at for days. Anyone with a functioning brainstem already knows the allegations are absurd, but if proof were needed, McCain's refusal to address them during the debate is it.