McCain needs to:
- Be aggressive
- Attack Obama on ideas of government interference in the economy
- Find a way to talk about gun control and abortion
- Bring up foreign policy
- Maintain poise
- Don't stutter
- Stick to domestic policy
- Talk in general themes
In an odd twist, Obama seems to have accidentally released his debate talking points to the press. A real mistake or a planned leak? You decide.
This is a good time to announce that I won't be watching the third debate. I'm going to post, after the fact, just based on reactions I read. The reason for this approach is that my opinion is of little consequence. I've already made up my mind, I'm voting for McCain, and my biased reaction to the debate wouldn't tell you much, if anything. But it is imperative that McCain make some impact tonight and that is what I'll be looking for in post-debate reactions.