It was a very tense debate , between Senator Obama and Senator McCain when debating on issues that matters most to Americans. At first , even as a foreigner who was watching the whole debate via CNN , I am pretty impressed with both the candidates to tackle the issue and deliver the speech as opposed to our local MPs when it comes to delivering speech. It seems to be soo professional and it does sound convincing. I’m not taking a stance here but rather to point out how they performed overall
McCain vs Obama – So who is the winner (Source : Hollywood Reporter)
Lets take a look at it , shall we. Firstly , I love the way Senator Obama address his opponent , rather then calling by his last name , he uses his first name and he listens to what Senator McCain has to say. Plus I love the way how he says he agrees although it seems to be bit weak – but who knows it could be his tactics as well. Overall , I find Obama’s speech was pretty impressive. Although he did not go into details (like Sen. McCain) but he did say on how hes going to build up America’s economy and how to manage and improvise taxes and not to mention on foreign issues such as Iran , Iraq , Russia and Georgia
Stagehands working for the Commission on Presidential debates continue to prepare the stage for the first 2008 presidential campaign debate between the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi, September 24, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
On the other hand , Senator McCain was playing a role of a father. It seems to be most of the time he was lecturing to Obama , saying that he knows how is it done and he has been in the senate for a long time. I find it its bit boring , as it seems that McCain thinks that he has a upper hand advantage compared to Obama on these kind of issues. The part which I liked most is when Senator Obama did a very good counter attack on Senator McCain’s judgment on the war on Iraq and other stuff. Apart from that , Senator McCain wasn’t friendly as Senator Obama , especially when he was frozen there and did not address his opponent by seeing him or hearing him what he has to say. Most of the time , McCain talks about his past , which once again I find it bit boring. Maybe the older generations may truly understand , but I don’t (and I don’t think younger generations are interested in hearing those stuff – I could be wrong)
Eye on Malaysia is one of the finest place to visit here in Kuala Lumpur. I hope someday there would be an open debate for our Future Malaysian PM Candidates to debate on !
Overall the summary , I don’t think anything new that has been mentioned in the debate. Pretty much its the old story over and over again. As I’m not an American , I can’t comment any further on what implications on the foreign policy and economic policy. Of course , I’ll be doing my research as well on it and I will be posting my thoughts on it as well. I love how these people debate. As like any other Malaysian , I hope to see that such debate are also organized in Malaysia , between our Prime Minister and Opposition leader on issues that matters most to Malaysians. Wouldn’t it be great , bah that’s just my 2 cent worth of thoughts only.
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