Live First Prez Debate Blogging

September 26, 2008 8:49 p.m.

9:06 PM … Wait, didn’t McCain just say that he got the House Republicans to take part in the negotiations when he seemed to lead them out of the negotiations?

9:11 PM … Interesting the degree to which, so far, neither Obama or McCain want to engage each other.

9:12 PM … I guess Lehrer noticed the same thing.

9:13 PM … Friend points out, Obama has flag pin; McCain has none.

9:15 PM … Three millions for seal DNA! None for Bears!

9:21 PM … So far I think this is basically a draw, a lot of jousting, not a lot of hits. But Obama seems to have come into the debate with a much clearer strategy.

9:25 PM … McCain’s been called out on that $42k lie a hundred times. Telling it again.

9:33 PM … “How about a spending freeze?” Just tossing it out as a possibility?

9:34 PM … Solar, biodiesel and whatever the other crap is …

9:34 PM … Can we elect Lehrer?

9:35 PM … Good line from Obama on hard decisions but also knowing what our basic values are.

9:45 PM … You were wrong, you were wrong, you were wrong? This is the kind of situation where McCain might flip out.

9:50 PM … Pretty evenly matched debaters.

9:53 PM … McCain’s the voice of considered rhetoric during foreign policy crises?

9:56 PM … Exactly, Barack … (Extinction for North Korea, Bomb, Bomb, Iran, etc.)

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