Since one of my teams did well this week when I didn't watch, I thought I'd continue my trend of skipping the debate/catching up on the responses afterwards. And it seems like Obama did well again. This might be my favorite moment of all the clips I've seen:
(h/t to Oliver Willis's site for the YouTube link).
I don't know what I enjoy more about this-- the fact that, as Willis puts it, McCain gets "pwned" on the issue, or the bulging eyes and rising, surprised voice that respond to Obama's description of his health care plan. At this point, McCain stops being a war hero, or a Senator, or even the most inept Republican Presidential candidate of my lifetime, and he becomes an infomercial host. That's what I thought of as I watched it: McCain resembles nothing so much as those obsequious D-Listers you can catch at 2 a.m. on local TV, excitedly watching as the chef explains the wonders of the Ginsu knife: "Zero?? Really, Barack?? That's a-MAY-zing! Tell me more!" I expect Team McCain to release an ad this week: "Obama's Health Care Plan: Better than our German knives??"