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|The AP ran with this headline this morning . . . and I think it managed to do it with a straight face:|
Which Obama will show up for presidential debates?
But, I don't understand, Mr. Professional Journalist. Haven't you and your profession been telling us for months that this man is the Most Gifted Orator in a generation? Haven't you been fawning in your coverage of him and quick to point out how easily he controls a crowd's passions?
Oh, but that was during the Democratic Primary Season, when his many misspeaks were easily forgiven by his Lefty supporters.
I think the AP knows that the whole nation will be watching this time--well, except for those who have a life on Friday nights--and all the "ums" and "uhs" and incoherence won't come across as well. Or, as the AP itself puts it:
For a man known as a powerful speaker, Obama has rarely wowed people in political debates. He can come across as lifeless, aloof and windy.
"Lifeless, aloof and windy" is not really how I'd describe John McCain's debate style. There's also a lot of good words that I wouldn't use with him, but, whatever else he is, he does come across as authentic in live debates.
The real issue, of course, is not what is actually said in the debate. The real issue is what the news media chooses to show the public the next morning--I'd put money on very fawning coverage of Obama.
Which is why watching the debate for yourself is so important! I know--it's a Friday night. I know . . . but it's the future of the country. Only if everybody on our side tunes in with passion, and then many many of our gifted techno-people go onto YouTube immediately afterward to post the bad Obama/good McCain moments do we have a chance of coming out of this debate in good shape.