posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 10:32 PM
I am a registered Independent who is undecided about who to vote for as of now. I'll tell everyone my thoughts on this debate coming from a more
objective standpoint (as objective as I can get, at least).
I thought Biden had some slip-ups here and there, but overall he is a much more experienced politician and debater, so of course he had statistics and
record to back him up when it pertained to certain issues. He held his composure very well and answered the questions as best as a VP can do without
giving away that he differed with Obama in the past on certain issues.
Palin did a fantastic job of connecting with the average people. I loved how she repeatedly said she and McCain would try to eliminate some of the
'greed and corruption' going on in DC. She also mentioned during the debate that she wasn't familiar with DC talk, separating herself from the
corruption (trying to anyways). That said, she did avoid answering some questions, understandably, because of her lack of experience. I didn't like
how she kept referring to the energy crisis as a crutch for when she was unable to get in-depth with Biden on some issues.
Overall, I give the debate to Biden. He had the demeanor of a more knowledgable politician, answered questions more directly, and challenged Palin on
many of McCain's policies, alot of which she was unable to give concise responses for.
Side Note: I would like to see if Palin was correct on calling Biden out on a couple issues that she said he had done a 180 on since his campaign for
VP with Obama. If she was right, I give her props...just not enough to compensate for Biden's superior debating skills and knowledge.
Just my 2 cents, take it for what it's worth.