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McCain Comes Out Swinging

The first part of this debate is very interesting.

The foreign policy discussion has descended into a play by play of their records on earmarks and the economy.

McCain has come out swinging, putting Obama on the defense.

There has also been a shift as the debate has gone on. McCain looks comfortable and Obama looks angry. Lehrer just looks annoyed at both of them.

On CNN there is a tracker showing Democrats, Independents, and Republicans. I find it fascinating that their pool of independent voters are tracking much more closely with the Republicans than the Democrats. I suspect it has a lot to do with demeanor. McCain is really coming across as the happy warrior really concerned. Obama is coming off as stern.

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