Even stranger is that he never looked into the camera. Missing an opportunity to make eye contact with 50 million Americans. Oops!
A child could watch that debate with the sound turned off and tell you who is the leader and who is the follower.
yeah it's getting apparent he doesn't really have a grasp on his rocker...
... but I' loved how neither of them would answer anything straight about the current bailout fiasco. apparently they're both knee deep in it... wish the host would have forced them to make a more concrete stance on that one, especially how they're going to explain paying for that as well as all the other tax and finance reshuffling with their burgeoning agendas. He tried, but I guess he couldn't dwell on 1 subject for so long. pity. what they didn't say spoke volumes though.
I also love how it's the presidential debate, but half the presidential nominees aren't invited. that's rich.
McCain couldn't look at Obama because he's intimidated by his sharp intellect, and new ideas.
What happened to the strong war hero in McCain? He appeared very weak and fragile. This was McCain's time to shine, and get those polls back up. Apparently he failed.
I guess it's up to Palin, now. Yikes!
And yes, this is a real thread topic. More substantial than most of the garbage that gets posted in the lounge. Until it gets watered down by Peter, of course.
It would be nice if the younger members of CA would get more involved in politics.
Of all the things we DO discuss in the lounge, I think a little attention to pressing political events couldn't possibly be a negative thing to bring in here. Looking down your nose at it doesn't mean it will impact your life any less. And maybe the collective IQ could bump UP a couple points for a change around here.
It's important to see candidates outside their comfort zone. It gives people who never get close to them personally a way of getting a feel for another view they would never normally see. Ask any business person or woman with an obvious chest what they think of someone who doesn't look them square in the eye when first meeting them.
I personally can't trust someone who hems and haws, or refuses to look me in the eye when they speak. Exactly what are you afraid of that I might find out? And I'm not referring to people here who have problems because they're shy, either. Shyness is obvious from the start because of the overall body language and speech patterns. Being a lech or a weasel is, too.
No position or belief, whether religious, political or social, is valid if one has to lie to support it.--Alj Mary
Ironically, the concept of SIMPLICITY is most often misunderstood by simple-minded people. --Alj Mary
McCain couldn't look at Obama because he's intimidated...
According to a researcher who studies primate social behavior, yes.
Silly? Perhaps. But since it's pretty much a given that you can't believe anything a candidate for office says, how they say it, and the things they don't say, tend to be given a great deal of weight.
Did Gore lose in 2000 because he rolled his eyes?
Did Nixon lose in 1960 because he wouldn't wear makeup?