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  •  If McCain does lose his temper (1+ / 0-)
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    the loud roar would be that of the end of his campaign. I'd love to see/hear it, but I think its unlikely.

    What might be worth watching for would be other emotional and behavioral breakdowns as signs and clues to his inner self (and in ways many Americans would not like.)
    Is he taunting or sarcastic toward Obama or moderator Lehrer? (Another form of anger coming out)
    Is he condescending or aloof?
    Does he get confused or lost in his own answers?
    Does he seize on a minor point and make a big deal out of it? Or recite the same talking point at 10:15 as he did at 9:10 even if the context and question are entirely different?
    Is his smile or laughter mis-timed? Inappropriate? Bordering on sneering?
    If he mentions Cindy or his children does he convey love? Pride? Compassion? Or are these missing as he is Mr. Tough-Guy even at home?

    We might add others but the man strikes me as held together by old chewing gum and paper clips. 90 minutes standing starting at 9:00pm after the past few days is a LONG time and the odds for mistakes and errors rise as the night goes on. He CAN'T mail this one in; he has to be sharp, on his game and focused for 90 minutes----and thats hard! (The last 30 minutes could be dangerous for McCain---and great TV for the rest of us!)

    Any other thoughts on how McCain might crumble tonight NOT including losing his temper?

    Just some thoughts on how it might go tonight and how I'll be watching.


    Obama/Biden= minimum 350 electoral votes on election day

    "God has given wine to gladden the hearts of people." Psalm 104:15

    by WineRev on Fri Sep 26, 2008 at 04:47:06 PM PDT

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