Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate John McCain take part in the first of three presidential debates before the 2008 election on September 26 in Oxford, Mississippi. The men focused on the economy in the shadow of the US financial crisis in a first presidential debate that also crackled with sharp disputes over Iraq and terrorism.(AFP/Getty Images/Scott Olson)
What I took away from the debate last night was Obama looked more comfortable than previous debates when he was debating Hillary Clinton. He was sharp and communicated his positions quite clearly to the American people. I also liked that he looked directly at McCain during the debate when he responded he looked very confident in his answers and responding directly to McCain. I \’d have to say I agree with everything Obama had to say about America\’s foreign policy from the Invasion of Iraq to the current situation in Georgia and dealing with Russia, Iran, and North Korea. My feeling is we need a President that will not hesitate to strike against any threat to America but understands diplomacy and talking to countries can be far more affective for the safety of America than simply calling on the military or making strategic threats that could stretch our military to the brink.
What I heard from Sen John McCain is no different than the Bush doctrine and i\’m afraid if McCain is elected we are going to see more conflicts around the world and America will plunge further into debt…
Republican presidential candidate John McCain (L) and U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama (R) take part in the first U.S. presidential debate at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi, September 26, 2008.(Jim Bourg/Pool/Reuters)