If you watched the previous two presidential debates, plus the VP debate, plus about half of the Democratic primary debates, plus the prime time speeches at the Democratic National Convention, and you’ve seen a dozen Obama surrogates yakking on cable a dozen times each just since Lehman Brothers went under then it gets kind of boring to watch Obama stay calm and repeat his talking points on the key issues.
But the debate is targeted at folks who haven’t watched all that stuff. And a lot of McCain’s best moments will have gone way over the heads of most people.
Inarguably true. I just find it odd that McCain goes out of his way to run a sleazy, dishonest campaign--indeed, one of the worst in memory--and then winds up making arguments that only appeal to high-info voters, who are presumably the ones that have been following the McCain farce and are most embarrassed by it. Oh, the irony.