Monday, August 18, 2008

Bottom line? McCain was superior at Saddleback

Byron York, on Rick Warren's astute handling of the forum:

"And his simple, direct, big questions brought out something we don’t usually see in a presidential face-off; in this forum, as opposed to a read-the-prompter speech, or even a debate focused on the issues of the moment, the candidates were forced to call on everything they had — the things they have done and learned throughout their lives. And the fact is, John McCain has lived a much bigger life than Barack Obama. That’s not a slam at Obama; McCain has lived a much bigger life than most people. But it still made Obama look small in comparison. McCain was the clear winner of the night."

Not that the truth will stop some of the babble from the Usual Suspects that McCain was tipped in advance about the questions.

Here's how Rick Warren answered:

"'A source at the debate tells me that McCain had access to some communications devices in the few minutes before he went on stage with you and that there was a monitor in his green room, in violation of the debate rules.'

'That's absolutely a lie, absolutely a lie. That room was totally free, with no monitors--a flat out lie.'"

1 comment:

  1. Anyone with any opinion at all could beat Obama in a front on debate, but no one can beat the Piper for leading the hysterical mobs.

    Has anyone read the "Left Behind" series about the Book of Revelations? Watching Obama work the crowds sure does remind me of it. If the book hadn't come out before Obama I would swe4ar they used him as a model.

    And that nonsense about McCain having a communication device and hearing Obama's answers is really stupid! McCain didn't need a communication device to know what Obama's answers would be to just about any question. Heck, just ask me and I could tell you what his answers would be. BB