Maureen Dowd: Obama Should Have Jousted Not Lectured

Sep 29, 2008 10:00am

While quick polling after Friday night’s debate gave the edge to Obama, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd saw it differently.  Here is a excerpt from her column over the weekend:  "Given the past week, the debate should have been a cinch for Obama. But, just as in the primaries, he willfully refuses to accept what debates are about. It’s not a lecture hall; it’s a joust. It’s not how cerebral you are. It’s how visceral you are. You need memorable, sharp, forceful and witty lines." Is she right?

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