Wednesday, October 15, 2008

“Tonight, tonight, won’t be just any night...”

Ed Morrissey of Hot Air has some advice for both players in tonight's final Presidental debate. He's saved the best for the guy who has the most to lose:

McCain has to both make a positive case for himself and a negative case against Obama. That will take a lot of effort and time, and McCain can’t waste time on the niceties. We know he respects Obama. He doesn’t have to tell us again.

He also has advice for Obama, and in so doing, betrays his greatest weakness:

Obama has shown that he gets trapped in the weeds when trying to talk specifics, stumbling over his words and sometimes contradicting himself (and reality).

...which is an opportunity for McCain to get into specifics, as opposed to mere platitudes designed to whip up crowds of supporters at his rallies. Sorry, pops, but that dog won't hunt tonight.

We know what other advice Obama is getting. Apparently, somebody on his staff accidentally (?) leaked a memo.

And so, the plot thickens...

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