The Real Final Debate
You thought that snoozer the other night was the final time Obama and McCain faced off on the hard-hitting issues of the day? Oh-ho no, children. As any ardent fan of West Wing knows, the Al Smith Dinner is the make-or-break moment of any Presidential campaign.
After the jump, both candidates’ speeches for your consideration.
First up, McCain’s speech. He starts by being alarmingly bitter in the name of comedy, but he transitions well from funny to serious and back to funny, and his praise of Obama is some of the most heartfelt stuff we’ve seen from him.
And with that introduction from McCain, Obama’s speech. It’s absolutely hilarious; Obama doesn’t usually do the funny like this, and it’s laugh-out-loud surprising. But his transition to the serious part is way too sudden, and he needs some serious schooling on how to read speeches from the page.
The final verdict? TOO CLOSE TO CALL. What say you, mighty Stinquers?