Again, the network pundits and polls have come out in favor of Barack Obama’s performance earlier this week. It doesn’t appear that John McCain delivered the knockout punch that many were anticipating.
I was able to catch most of the debate, and what struck me was John McCain’s discussion about how Sarah Palin knows about the struggles of children with autism. Even though reports are coming out that there are children in Palin’s extended family who suffer from autism, it sounded as if McCain was confusing Down syndrome with autism. Palin’s infant son suffers from Down syndrome, as many of you know. It just seemed awkward the way he presented his case about autism. Hat tip to the Momocrats for pointing this out:
I also liked how Obama addressed the whole Ayers and ACORN issues. I think that he effectively put these issues to bed, especially when you consider that Dr. Ayers has long ago left his radical lifestyle for a life in the academy and that ACORN has taken steps to remedy any fraudulent voter registrations. One real obvious issue with the fake ACORN registrations is that if someone registered a name like Mickey Mouse or Goofy or even Paris Hilton, the fraud would likely be tagged by the election workers who are trained to catch such issues at the polls.