Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Debate Article in PAST Tense?

What gives? This was posted over 1 hour BEFORE the debate - did someone press the send button too soon and let the cat out of the bag? Has the media gone so far in the tank they are writing about the outcome of the debate pre-debate? Have the post debate analyses been pre-recorded as well? Even if McCain hits one out of the park tonight, looks like its been decided Obama won and the media will let us know what we just heard.

By BETH FOUHY, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 3 minutes ago

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - John McCain sought to change the course of a campaign moving decidedly in Barack Obama's direction Wednesday night in the third and final presidential debate.With less than three weeks until the Nov. 4 election, the 90-minute debate focusing on the economic crisis offered the Republican senator from Arizona what could be one of his last big chances to persuade voters to give the race another look.

Polls show Obama, the senator from Illinois, with a clear lead nationally and in several key battleground states.

McCain was keenly aware of the stakes he faced after two debates in which supporters suggested he was insufficiently forceful against Obama...