The First Presidential Debate--Who Won ?

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Who is Winning?

  1. Senator John McCain

    23 vote(s)
    15.9%
  2. Senator Barack Obama

    95 vote(s)
    65.5%
  3. Undecided

    25 vote(s)
    17.2%
  1. Peace macrumors Core

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    With tonight's Presidential Debate starting at 6PM please do not vote until the debate is at least 1/3 over..If at all possible can a Mod keep this closed until the debate is at least 1/3 over ?

    I started this early to position the actual polling at the top and to keep one discussion going rather than having a bunch of debate polls pop up.
     
  2. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    I think I'll bet on Senator Obama with this one. Surely Vegas has the odds somewhere, right?
     
  3. Doctor Q Administrator

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    The poll is closed for now, but will be opened while the debate is in progress.
     
  4. kabunaru Guest

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    Obama should win. McCain should just decide to which of his houses to be in. :p
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    McCain is starting 3 lengths behind. He said he wouldn't show until an accord was reached on the bailout. No accord yet here he is.
     
  6. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    I'd like to know (and I wish this were a part of the poll), who will watch and vote who decided way before the debate. Most of us have already made up our minds on this and will view the debates from that angle. I'd like to hear more from people who are going to actually watch the debates and come to a tentative decision.
     
  7. iShater macrumors 604

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    We already know the outcome. What waste of airspace. :D :p


    Just kidding, I am sure it will be fun. Too bad I will be on the road. :eek:
     
  8. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    Don't worry, by the time they stop replaying it, we'll all have it memorized.:rolleyes: But of course, not in the context that was originally intended by the debaters.
     
  9. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    That much is certain. :)
     
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    Since McCain released a web add campaign this morning claiming "McCain Wins Debate" -- I see no politically neutral reason why the polls aren't open right now.

    I demand the right to vote!!!
     
  12. Peace thread starter macrumors Core

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    The poll will open at 6:45PM west coast time. This will give people watching a chance to actually observe and think about it. I'm trying to make this a good poll..


    Thanks folks..
     
  13. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Here's the ad.

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  14. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Is it me or has neither side answered the questions.
     
  15. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Looks like they're going to play nice with each other.
     
  16. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Good luck getting me to watch then.:p
     
  17. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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    I think that the outcome of this debate will be a draw, unless someone looses a massive gaffe.

    Obama is not a great debater by any means, so basically all McCain has to do is not die up there, and he squeak out with a tie.
     
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    So far it's pretty dull...

    This is a debate that can be lost, but not won. :rolleyes:
     
  20. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Obama seems to be stuttering more than McCain.
     
  21. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    Are we watching the same debate? McCain started off not making sense and he's getting stripped by Obama on tax cuts/breaks right now.
     
  22. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The both of them don't look comfortable. Obama has trouble starting and McCain has trouble once he has started.
     
  23. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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    I can't decide how I feel about this format, with them interrupting each other.
     
  24. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I like the idea of a lead question and letting them go at it, but they are not debating each other.
     
  25. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    It's now 2:30 in the morning in the UK and I'm still waiting for a debate. So far it's just a stump speech from both of them. Guess I'm spoilt with our weekly Prime Minister's Question time.
     

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