Thursday, October 16, 2008
Joe the Plumber - A Freath of Bresh Air
Anybody else watch the debate last night? I thought it the best by far of the three. The commentator was good, giving them plenty of time to answer - we'll let the philosophers decide if that was a good thing. There being so close to each other improved their being able to interact, and the split screens were hilarious. I want to do a whole other post on their smiles, Obama's -How you doing? Joey from Friends smooth one - to McCain's -I forgot to take my Kopecktate and I hate your guts Obama one.
I got so absorbed in the language, I only got Bingo once. McCain threw a bunch of new phrases and words into the mix that I wasn't prepared for. I took a semi-tally of some keepers that were mentioned alot or just plain stood out:
Joe the Plumber (see picture)- 21 times
Spread the wealth - 12 times, probably more; I lost count.
Well, a - they both said this about 100 times.
Kakamamee - McCain said it once, but that was enough.
Senator Government - Again only once.
If you wanted to run against President Bush, you should've run four years ago - McCain's best line of the night.
Sarah Palin is a freath of bresh air - Definitely my personal favorite.
But seriously, I learned alot about the differences between the two men, because I was engaged enough in this one to actually pay attention. McCain, obviously so frustrated, it seemed to ooze out of his pores. And Obama seemed a little too confident to me. Was that because he's ahead in the polls, or just because he's that way in general? I think both. McCain kept him on the defensive all night, turning it up a notch as he said he would. But instead of getting ruffled, Obama remained a study in freakish calm. The guy is seriously good at remaining in control, even with McCain throwing some serious fast balls his way.
Boy, am I glad it was the last one. Anyone else have any thoughts?