Originally Posted by Colorado4Wheel
To be fair the "town hall format" did not favor either canidate. McCain thought he would make Obama look bad in that format and it was just not the case.
Actually McCain did extremely well in the town hall format. He is not a teleprompter kind of guy. He does pretty well speaking off the cuff. I don't think that Obama ever looked bad, but he did not look as polished when the audience was asking the questions.
Obama NEVER went of his socialist message. If you think about it he had McCain on defense from day one and was able to get his message across better.