David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex
Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
|"We came into the debate with two thirds of
the American people thinking that John McCain is running a negative
campaign, and Senator McCain spent 90 minutes trying to convince the
other third. Once again, Barack Obama won a clear victory because he
made the case for change for the middle class, while John McCain just
had angry and negative attacks. Barack Obama showed the steady
leadership that the American people need, and offered specific plans on
the issues that matter to the middle class – creating jobs, cutting
health care costs, building a new energy policy, and getting our
economy moving. Senator McCain said that George Bush isn’t on the
ballot, but he couldn’t name a single way that his economic policies
will be any different. This was John McCain’s last chance for a
game-changer, and he didn’t get it."
Obama-Biden campaign manager David Plouffe
|"John McCain won tonight's debate with
strong, clear straight talk about setting a new direction for our
country and fighting for working families. He outlined a specific, bold
plan for creating jobs, helping those near retirement, keeping people
in their homes, curbing spending, lowering health care costs and
achieving energy independence. He vowed to fight for 'Joe the Plumber'
every day he is President and he affirmed his belief that we shouldn't
raise taxes just to 'spread the wealth.' While Barack Obama is
measuring the drapes and campaigning against a man not even on the
ballot, John McCain demonstrated that he has the experience, judgment,
independence and courage to fight for every American."
McCain-Palin 2008 Communications Director Jill Hazelbaker
|New York Times||"McCain
Press Obama in Last and Pointed Debate: Lively Exchanges on Policy and
Character" by Jim Rutenberg.
and..."Rivals Split, With Joe in the Middle" (The TV Watch) by Alessandra Stanley.
|Tightly cropped medium shot of Obama and McCain facing the
camera, both speaking and gesturing, and Schieffer between them, back
to the camera.
Damon Winter/The New York Times.
Hard-Hitting Final Round: As McCain Presses Attack, Obama Stresses The
Economy" by Michael D. Shea and Robert Barnes.
and...(below the fold) "Aggressive Underdog vs. Cool Counterpuncher" (Analysis) by Dan Balz.
|Very similar image to the NYT shot, possibly taken seconds
before or after. Unusual cropping; a strong horizontal aspect
ration of more than 2:1.
Ron Edmonds-Associated Press.
|Wall Street Journal||"Obama,
McCain Trade Jabs Over Taxes, Tone of Campaign" by Laura Meckler and
||[Below the fold] Medium shot of the
two candidates seated at the table, both candidates gesturing, McCain
(head on) speaking and Obama (from the side) listening.
take of gloves for final debate: McCain, Obama take shots on economy,
campaign tone" by David Jackson and Martha T. Moore.
||Medium shot of Obama and McCain greeting each other before
Robert Deutsch, USA Today.
unrelenting in final debate; Obama accused of class warfare" by Stephen
||Medium shot of the two candidates seated at the table,
McCain (head on) making a point and Obama (from the side)
listening. Similar to image used by the WSJ.
|Copyright © 2008 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action||