I watched the forum and actually kept a tally at how many hot-button issues Warren brought up during the interviews. I am often frustrated that our country contintues to return to these hugely controversial social issues. That is not to say that they aren't important, but at what point are we going to come to terms with the fact that we're not going to change anyone's mind on these issues of abortion, capital punishment, homosexual marriage, etc.? I'm terribly disappointed that this forum wasn't used as an opportunity to discuss pressing national and global issues.
On another note, I'm not at all surprised that John McCain was seen as the "winner" of this forum. He was received warmly by an evangelical crowd that he constantly panders to. While he was speaking to the audience in front of him and ignoring the fact that the nation was watching, Obama was speaking to all of us.
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