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7:25 AM ET, October 8, 2008

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Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
CBS Poll: Uncommitted Voters Say Obama Won Debate  —  UPDATED CBS News and Knowledge Networks have, once again, conducted a nationally representative poll of uncommitted voters to get their immediate reaction to tonight's presidential debate.  —  And this new poll has good news for the Democratic ticket …
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CNN:
CNN Poll: Obama won the night  —  NASHVILLE, Tennessee (CNN) — A national poll of debate watchers suggests that Barack Obama won the second presidential debate.  —  Fifty-four percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released 30 minutes after the end …
Deacon / Power Line:
OBAMA EDGES CLOSER TO THE PRESIDENCY  —  I thought that Barack Obama won the “visuals” of tonight's debate.  He looked younger and more vigorous, of course, but, in addition, John McCain did too much moving around.  He seemed focused on addressing a “town hall,” as he has done so well over the years.
Discussion: MyDD and Viking Pundit
CNN:
Transcript of second McCain, Obama debate  —  NASHVILLE, Tennessee (CNN) — Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama debated in Nashville, Tennessee, on Tuesday night.  NBC's Tom Brokaw moderated the debate.  Here is a transcript of that debate.  —  Brokaw: Good evening from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Stephen Green / Pajamas Media:
Drunkblogging the McCain-Obama Bout  —  In the blue corner, it's Barack Obama.  In the red corner, it's John McCain.  Ready to document the blows with a martini in hand, it's Vodkapundit's Stephen Green.  —  8:35PM Instant analysis?  McCain won, but not by nearly enough to matter.
Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
You Guys Are Nuts  —  We have a disaster here — which is what you should expect when you delegate a non-conservative to make the conservative (nay, the American) case.  We can parse it eight ways to Sunday, but I think the commentary is missing the big picture.
Michelle Malkin:
McCain wants to spend $300 billion to buy up bad mortgages; Martin Feldstein behind it  —  Scroll down for updates...McCain's April 15 remarks added below...Economist Martin Feldstein pitched the plan in the WSJ...see response below...  I can't underscore enough what a rotten idea John McCain's ACORN-like government mortgage buy-up is.
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The Politico:
McCain proposes bailout for homeowners  —  Here are details of the plan Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced during Tuesday night's presidential debate “to keep families in their homes, avoid foreclosures, save failing neighborhoods, stabilize the housing market and attack the roots of our financial crisis”:
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and The Corner
Hilzoy / Washington Monthly:   Debate: Reaction  —  I thought Obama won this one …
Hindrocket / Power Line:
A SEMI-LIVE BLOG  —  I'm not sure whether Scott or Paul …
Discussion: Dartblog and GINA COBB
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Live-Blogging Nashville  —  10.33 pm.  This was, I think, a mauling: a devastating and possibly electorally fatal debate for McCain.  Even on Russia, he sounded a little out of it.  I've watched a lot of debates and participated in many.  I love debate and was trained as a boy in the British system to be a debater.
Discussion: Wonkette and KIKO'S HOUSE
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Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
The Second Presidential Debate  —  Tonight's debate wasn't even close.  Sen. Barack Obama ran away with it — particularly when speaking about the economy and health care.  Talking about his mother's death from cancer was very powerful.  On nearly every issue, Obama was more substantive …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
GOP likes ‘that one’ too  —  A Republican official emails, on background:
Discussion: Daily Kos
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The Huffington Post:
“That One,” McCain Calls Obama In Debate (VIDEO)
Discussion: BAGnewsNotes
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
[I doubt that] Obama wore an earpiece that was clearly visible on HDTV.  —  (Enlarge.)  —  ADDED: Scrolling around and looking in different frames, I don't see it.  I think this picture creates an illusion of a clear plastic earpiece, but I can't see it in other frames.
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Mark Steyn / The Corner:
Signing Off  —  This reader out-Andies Andy: … Steady on.  This next month is going to be a long month.  Lots of things will happen.  But McCain has to make some of them happen.  His charge that Obama doesn't know the difference between “strategy” and “tactics” could equally well be leveled at his own campaign.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Open Left
Mary Katharine Ham / Weekly Standard:
Chris Matthews Post-Debate Drooling  —  This is not a parody: … Update: Olbermann keeps it classy: “McCain, and I'm trying to say this as nicely as possible, didn't look like a well man wandering around on that stage tonight.”
Discussion: Stop The ACLU
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Obama spokesman: Yes, he continued to work with Ayers after he found out about his past  —  Simple question from a surprisingly dogged Mark Halperin: Does Obama consider it appropriate to associate professionally with an unrepentant terrorist or not?  No answer from Gibbs …
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
“That One”  —  The moment the contempt spilled over:
Discussion: marbury and The Reaction
Kevin D. Williamson / Media Blog:
L.A. Times Calls Governor Palin a ‘Monkey’  —  Politics on the sports page, this time from the L.A. Times in a display that is remarkably vulgar even by the low standards of that dying joke of a broadsheet: … It's anybody's guess what the Angels have to do with Governor Palin …
Bob Cesca / The Huffington Post:
That One?!  —  They say that Senator McCain's strong suit is the town hall debate.  If this was, in fact, Senator McCain's strength, he might as well go home.  Sorry... homes.  —  While not as smirky as the first debate, Senator McCain was jittery, reptilian (the darting tongue), scattered and overall just plain creepy.
Dean Baker / American Prospect:
If Social Security Was a Private Corporation Then it Would Sue Tom Brokaw for Every Penny He Has  —  If a news reporter deliberately makes a false statement claiming that a private company like Boeing or Microsoft is going broke, the company has the right to sue the reporter and the news agency.
Kate Howard / Tennessean.com:
Cindy McCain makes appearance at Children's Hospital  —  Cindy McCain said today that she expects her husband to clear the record at tonight's debate and let America know where he truly stands.  —  McCain, who stopped to visit a half-dozen children at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital …
Discussion: Boston Globe and MyDD
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
The ‘Fact Checking’ Fad  —  It's opinion journalism thinly disguised as straight reporting.  —  In a September 1984 campaign speech, Walter Mondale, the Democratic presidential nominee and former vice president, asked, “Do you really want Jerry Falwell to pick the next two judges to the Supreme Court?”
 
 
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The Huffington Post:
Who Won The Debate? Clean Sweep For Obama
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Gary S. Becker / Wall Street Journal:
We're Not Headed for a Depression
Discussion: www.redstate.com and The Corner
The Corner:
Re: Three Debates
The Campaign Spot:
October Surprise! Obi Wan Kenobi Is Back.
Discussion: Hot Air
RADAR:
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