I agree that McCain did better than Obama. Obama’s greenness occasionally showed and it is clear that the two candidates can’t really compare in life stories, even if Obama does a better job of writing about his. McCain was more effective at connecting with the audience and displaying his sense of humor. But it’s worth noting that this was a friendly crowd. McCain has rarely been so comfortable talking about abortion and other social issues, but rarely does he get to speak to an audience that so overwhelmingly agrees with him over Obama on “culture war” topics. While Obama has made some modest inroads among evangelicals, McCain is still beating him among these voters 68 percent to 24 percent.
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