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If you missed Friday’s presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain, you can listen here on NPR. For a broad perspective, Politico’s “The Arena” has more than a dozen reviews written by professors, foreign policy fellows, activists, authors, historians, strategists and notable intelligentsia. The New York Times' “The Caucus," a blog written by its political staff, has multiple points of view. The New Republic thinks both Obama and McCain lost. The National Review declares McCain the winner. A CNN poll resulted in advantage: Obama. McClatchy newspapers, which include the Idaho Statesman, has a good fact-checking piece. Here's another review from McClatchy. And CNN’s analysis, “A Few Jabs, but no Knockout in First Debate.”

The First Debate: How Did it Go?

If you missed Friday’s presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain, you can listen here on NPR.

For a broad perspective, Politico’s “The Arena” has more than a dozen reviews written by professors, foreign policy fellows, activists, authors, historians, strategists and notable intelligentsia.

The New York Times’ “The Caucus,” a blog written by its political staff, has multiple points of view.

The New Republic thinks both Obama and McCain lost.

The National Review declares McCain the winner.

A CNN poll resulted in advantage: Obama.

McClatchy newspapers, which include the Idaho Statesman, has a good fact-checking piece.

Here’s another review from McClatchy.

And CNN’s analysis, “A Few Jabs, but no Knockout in First Debate.”

About Jill Kuraitis

Jill Kuraitis is an award-winning journalist who specializes in news of Idaho and the Rocky Mountain West. Her B.A. in theatre management is from UC Santa Barbara, and she went on to work in theatre, film, and politics before writing became a career. Kuraitis has two excellent grown children and lives in Boise with her husband of 30 years, abundant backyard wildlife, and two huge hairy dogs.

Comments

  1. Daryl L. Hunter says:

    I was surprised to see the pundits give the first third of the debate, about the economy to Obama. At a time many law makers are asking the taxpayers to add $700 Billion dollars to the national debt to keep the banking system solvent, Obama kept driving home the importance of his $900 billion in increased socialism programs.

    Unemployment is going up because of the troubled economy yet Obama wants to pile onto entrepreneurs tax burden for his “Robin Hood Entitlements” which will result in increased job loss.

    How can someone married to such entitlement spending increases be good for this troubled economy?