Bob Schieffer… CBS News stated that the McCain Obama Debate was a tie when asked by Katie Couric and you know if the media said it was a tie… McCain won!!
He continued to say that McCain was on the offense and that McCain was much clearer and more knowledgeable in his examples.
John McCain wins the first presidential debate
By Yael T. Abouhalkah, Kansas City Star Editorial Page columnist
John McCain exceeded my expectations and narrowly did better than Barack Obama in the first presidential debate Friday night.
McCain was more precise in many of his answers.
He was not deferential to Obama, who made the mistake of saying too many times "Sen. McCain is right" about several issues.
And McCain smiled and looked confident, especially because he was on firm ground — foreign affairs — most of the night.
Submitted by Yael T. Abouhalkah on September 26, 2008 – 9:50pm
Obama continuously said… "I agree with John McCain or John McCain is right", throughout the debate.
In the wake of this debate, there’s a lot of discussion about who won/lost. Spokeswoman Jill Hazelbaker has to say:
There was one man who was presidential tonight, that man was John McCain. There was another who was political, that was Barack Obama. John McCain won this debate and controlled the dialogue throughout, whether it was the economy, taxes, spending, Iraq or Iran. There was a leadership gap, a judgment gap, and a boldness gap on display tonight, a fact Barack Obama acknowledged when he said John McCain was right at least five times. Tonight’s debate showed John McCain in command of the issues and presenting a clear agenda for America’s future.