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Obama-McCain Debate Disappointment

September 27, 2008

American presidential debates are almost never an opportunity to deal intelligently with issues facing the nation, especially when the topics venture into foreign policy questions that suggest the United States is not always in the right.

On Friday, presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain squared off in Oxford, Mississippi, for the first of three presidential debates – and the debate followed that pattern.

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Following the debate, Real News Senior Editor Paul Jay and Senior Analyst Pepe Escobar shared their collective disappointment with the debate. is an independent news network that produces stories of global interest. 

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