October 7th, 2008 by Kevin
Obama won….not because he necessarily did really well. However, if you take a look at the shape of the race right now a number of things needed to happen. Not only did McCain have to score a homerun, but Obama had to screw up…especially since it was a townhall type setting, which Obama generally doesn\’t do well in.
Neither of those happen. At best the status quo was maintained, which makes this a clear Obama victory.
McCain had a little fire in the belly but nothing close to what he needed. A number of times he started an answer very well and it looked like he was going to really score points and then promptly wandered off into the weeds. Obama, meanwhile, scored a win as long as he didn\’t set his podium on fire and then run around the stage naked while screaming \”The squirrels are after me!!\”.
So we can make this a solid Obama win.