The Debate Up-Close
El Rey De Las Fritas in Miami!
That's hilarious. A legendary Cuban-American hangout. Fritas are a little like the Cuban version of our "butties". Basically a spiced up, crispy hamburger.
Doesn't look overly packed, ahem, but then I could've told them not to go there. Cuban-Americans are too upscale these days for these types of places. The photographer should've gone to South Beach.
Senators Obama and McCain, shake.
A close-up of Senator McCain's famous bracelet of a felled US soldier, given him by the soldier's mother in December.
"I've got a bracelet too!". A cringingly bad moment for Senator Obama. He sounded like a schoolboy, especially since he fumbled the name.
Senator McCain making a point during the debate. Good job he's not British.
A handsome study of Senator Obama.
John and Cindy McCain greeting each other afterwards.
The Presidential hopefuls shake hands.
Another study of the handshakes.
The Obamas leave the stage.
UPDATE: Oh My God. This is why I do not read the Miami Herald. Want to hear their headline for their lead Debate story?
McCain displays feisty charm, Obama cool precision
In what planet did McCain display feisty charm in this debate? Or Obama turn in a coolly precise performance?
WASHINGTON -- The old John McCain was back Friday - and that's good news for the Republican presidential nominee.
McCain brought his plain-spoken, wise-guy ways that work well in town-hall meetings to the presidential debate, while Barack Obama countered with his own trademark style - crisp point-by-point analyses of issues, answers in well-crafted paragraphs, little emotion.
The verdict: McCain did better than expected, because he was often the 2000 vintage McCain who dazzled voters with his give-'em-hell manner. Obama was Obama, and anyone who likes him was reminded why.
Fine, I agree with that overall, but I do believe Lightman overstated both roles.
Labels: US Presidential Election