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The First Presidential Debate of 2008 September 27, 2008

Filed under: Politics — Jess @ 3:19 am

I do not want to go into politics because well I just don’t want to go there on my blog for the entire Internet to comment on what I think.

That said, I just had to comment on the one thing that really irked me throughout the entire debate.

I found myself thinking the whole time that I wanted to reach in the T.V. grab his shoulders, shake John McCain and tell him to show a little respect and LOOK at Barrak Obama when he (Obama) is speaking to him!! He wouldn’t even look at Obama when he was responding to him, nor refer to him as anyone but “Senator Obama”. Whereas Barrak Obama would look at John McCain while he was speaking, would speak directly too him and called him simply “John”. It really bugged me. I mean I don’t care if you don’t like him or don’t agree with him–that’s to be expected to some extent, but to not look at the man once while he is speaking directly to you seems rude to me. Call me Mrs. Manners or whatever you want but to me that was simply unacceptable behavior for the possible next President.

Anyways…that’s as political as I’m going to get.

Did anyone else watch the debate and notice this? Did it bug you?

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3 Responses to “The First Presidential Debate of 2008”

  1. Janell Says:

    i watched it but that never really bothered me. what bothered me was that barack obama had no respect for john mccain. he kept calling him John. there was no sign of respect. even jim laheer(sp?) called them both senator. thats what irked me! i was always taught to show respect to others by calling them by their titles so it just seemed barack obama was not doing that.

  2. Jessica Lynn Says:

    That’s interesting that we found different things distracting! =) I guess I thought that Obama calling McCain John made them seem more like two guys discussing the issues rather than politicians. But I do see how that could be disrespectful on Obama’s part as well.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Hi Jessica – I agree with you about McCain not looking at Obama. What can be more disrepectful than not even bothering to look at someone? To me McCain seemed old, crabby and mad.
    Obama talked more about our future and not stuck on the past. Just my opinion! Love, Aunt Teri


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