Leonardo on Sep 29 2008, 01:05 PM, said:
Where does it say leadership is more potent is practiced without grace?
Exactly my point and why it bothered me. I'm glad someone understood it. In case we've missed it our country is going to hell in a hand basket right now and all those countries that have been snickering behind our backs are actually going to have to be dealt with. I noticed as well that Obama seems to understand this. He pointed out that we need to show the world where our priorities lie, with our children's education being one, and our turn to alternative energy sources as another. He clearly understands the delicate position we are in as a country right now.
McCain's whole demeanor in the debate suggested "ignore what I don't want to deal with" which is what got out country into the mess it is in right now. And even if McCain does do this at every debate, the moderator asked him not to. And even if the moderator didn't asked him not to, it shows poor judgment. Many people turned into this debate that wouldn't have normally watched McCain in his other debates. When your opponent is black it doesn't look right, PC crap or not, to completely dismiss him and ignore him during a debate. It looked bad. Some people seem to have a real difficulty in understanding the difference between what the candidate intended and how successfully that came across. He failed in his intention to a lot of people. So admitting failure in a position of diplomacy at theses days in history doesn't "bode well" as Leonardo said.