what did you guys think?
my two cents on the debate...
i cringe every time someone pronounces nuclear "Nuke-ya-ler". it isn't a very hard word, "New-clear".
i think palin should have hammered biden more on his tax proposal. she did however do a good job reminding everyone that the obiden ticket's tax policies will make things very difficult for small business.
palin reminded me that neither of their health plans will work. the system needs change, but obama's policy will bring the healthcare system crashing down, while mccain's plan will put the system in much rougher shape than its in now.
i think iraq needs milestones and metrics, not arbitrary withdrawal dates. i think "we accomplished goal x, we now don't need as many troops here" makes much more sense than "its obama's birthday, lets take some troops home". Palin didn't explicitly say she believed in metrics/milestones, but i think its implied by her "stay the course" approach.
gwen impressed me with her impartiality, although i was disappointed to see that no truly difficult questions went out. i think she should have asked about some of their more controversial stances, such as palin's extremely strong pro-life stance, and biden's ties to the RIAA/MPAA lobby strongly effecting his voting record in the senate.
i also think that when biden made a joke about the bridge to nowhere, palin should have tossed in a quick "the bridge that you and obama voted for?" quip.
forgot to mention, they had said they support co2 emission caps. this is a big problem, as it doesn't do anything unless it is implemented at the global level. we are simply punishing ourself and making the country less marketable by doing this.
also, biden lacks facts to backup his assertion that "global warming is absolutely a 100% man made thing". palin did a good job pointing to natural weather cycles, and perhaps should have mentioned that the records don't go far enough back to prove man's involvement.