At Wednesday night’s debate, Bob Schieffer, like Jim Lehrer and Tom Brokaw before him, tried to egg the candidates on foolishly to cut the budget deficit.
The debate was a fascinating window into two very different temperaments.
Yeah, yeah, Obama won the debate, no question about it.
What was McCain’s strategy? Go after the crotchety vote?
Moderator Jim Lehrer added to the football mentality when he laid the ground rules: there was a coin toss to decide who would speak first (Obama won the toss). But the crowd would not be a factor, as Lehrer declared no crowd noise would be allowed.
But the pre-game excitement was soon replaced by ennui. It was a lackluster debate.