Obviamente que fiz a minha análise baseada na percepção que tive do debate. E considero que Mccain esteve melhor que Obama. Não olhei para sondagens nem outros comentários. O resultado das sondagens indica que foi o candidato democrata que mais ganhou ontem à noite. E isso é o mais importante.
Para mim, estas sondagens indicam uma coisa: a mensagem de Obama é a mais convivente para o público americano. E para Mccain convencer os eleitores do contrário precisaria que acontecesse alguma coisa de surpreendente. O que não aconteceu. E por isso é que a 4 de Novembro, se nada de extraordinário surgir na campanha eleitoral, Obama será eleito presidente dos EUA.
Aqui ficam algumas reacções ao debate de ontem à noite:
McCain loses again, Joan Walsh, Slalon
McCain mentioned the now-famous plumber, Joe Wurzelbacher, an apparently wealthy Toledo businessman who complained he’d pay more taxes under Obama’s plan, more than he talked about Sarah Palin or Osama bin Laden, by far. Midway through the 90-minute conversation, Obama was addressing Joe the Plumber, too. And it was clear by then that McCain had lost three straight debates.
A crazy, compressed season, Chuck Todd, NBC
Time and again Wednesday, Obama went out of his way to find a center-right watch word or phrase (tax cuts, life, responsibility, charter schools, tort reform) to defend himself or make a point. McCain spent a lot of time talking to his current supporters, I didn’t hear him making a move to the middle on many issues. It’s as if both candidates were trying to win Indiana or West Virginia
Aggressive Underdog vs. Cool Counterpuncher, Dan Balz, Washington Post
This debate may have been McCain’s strongest performance of the three, but it was also an example of how Obama has used the encounters to try to show that he has not only the knowledge of the issues but also the temperament and the judgment that voters are looking for in a successor to President Bush. In the end, given the overwhelming desire for change in the country, that may be enough to keep him in the driver’s seat. McCain will have to continue to press his case relentlessly in the final days to change the shape of the campaign.
Too Little, Too Late For McCain?, Vaughn Ververs, ABC
Even though he was uneven at times, McCain likely did himself some good last night, particularly among voters like “Joe the plumber” who worry about Obama’s plans for country and remain open to the Republican argument. The problem for McCain, less than three weeks from the election, is that there simply might not be enough of those voters left to do him much good.
Mac´s Shot at a late-game win, Dick Morris, NY Post
Obama took the worst that McCain could hand out and came out looking good. McCain was the more aggressive debater, but Obama looked like the better president. The constants of the debate remained. Obama is smoother, prettier, younger and more presidential. But McCain had a feisty appeal, a Trumanesque approach that may resonate in these times of anger and unrest. Obama seemed to rise above the charges and show his reasonableness and his ability to inspire confidence. McCain was like a trial lawyer, hammering out his points, but Obama came across with dignity.