The After-Debate Politico Poll Results Tell Me…
that almost half of the people polled must be somewhat delusional.
According to Politco.com-
Forty-nine percent of respondents said that Obama won the debate, compared to 46 who believed his opponent, Sen. John McCain, came out on top. The three-point gap separating the two candidates was equal to the poll’s margin of error.
Forty-six percent honestly believe that McCain won the debate? Seriously?
I am certainly no fan of Obama’s. His plan of increased government spending, an increased tax burden, government mandated health care and continued regulation/nationalization of the financial industry ensure zero chance of him earning my vote. In fact, the only part of his platform that I find I agree with is the need to end our insane policy regarding Iraq. But since he’s waffled back and forth on this war, and pending conflict with Iran, I don’t know that he’s entirely trustworty to do what’s right once assuming office.
While I find that there’s more to McCain’s platform that I can agree with, that doesn’t mean he’s earned my vote either. On social issues, like abortion, I appreciate his stance. However, while his rhetoric on economic policy sounds good, his voting record show him to be a hypocrite. Where he looses me entirely is his seeming determination to continue with the Bush Doctrine on war. I believe a McCain presidency will make a conflict with Iran a very real possibility, further draining our military and financial resources, moving us closer to moral and fiscal bankruptcy.
So, I watched the debate last evening, neither liking, nor intending to vote for either candidate. And while I felt that McCain may have won a round or two, that Obama came across as the most articulate and most sincere seems so glaringly obvious, I’m flummoxed that 46% of the undecided voters polled could possibly have seen it differently.
I can’t agree with Obama’s politics, but in my opinion, he owned John McCain during the final debate. What result this ultimately have on November 4th, remains yet to be unseen.