Debating: What A Difference A Few Weeks Makes

Has it really only been two weeks since the first presidential debate in Denver? REALLY?!

The final debate in the series was largely your standard political boilerplate. And, even though the candidates were to be debating foreign policy, they were both able to weave in much of their stump speech rhetoric.

Like him or not, I think that the President won last night. Not necessarily because he was the better debater, but rather because he (once again) played offense. He did not repeat his lackluster performance from the Denver debate.

Two cases-in-point...

On cutting the defense budget:

On Cold War foreign policies:

I think these are great examples of the President taking an offensive strategy. And the "the 1980s called..." line was pretty good too.