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Presidential Debate

From what I have read about the debate on Friday in the media there seems to be a lot of different opinions about how it went and who won.
There were two things that I found in common between two articles and that was how different the two candidates are. They didn't always refer to their political differences but also their physical and generational differences.
This was the main point of an articles from the Star Tribune. http://www.startribune.com/politics/national/president/29828149.html?page=1&c=y
The first difference the article talked about was the difference in their appearance; Obama being the tall, young black man and McCain is an old, short, white man. The article also talked about their differences on dealing with hostile nations like Iran.
Another article that focused on the differences between McCain and Obama was one from the New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/27/us/politics/27watch.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&ref=politics&adxnnlx=1222740285-YNOxXOdVJa+9RkpE0ADn7w
This article chose to focus on the generational gap between the two candidates and how it showed during the debate. One example the article gave was how McCain kept refering to old, past leaders like Eisenhower, while Obama used more up to date references, like talking about Google.
The third article I read was from Newsweek and it was all about fact checking what the candidates said.
I thought it was very interesting because I think that when the candidates quote people or talk about statistics and that kind of thing, many people don't even think to consider that those facts might not be true. Or they don't believe the candidate they don't agree with but like to think that everything their candidate is saying is true. So I think its good to have people that are looking into what they are saying and letting us know if what they are saying is true or not.