The talking-head consensus seems to be that John McCain showed authority as the debate turned to foreign policy. But Barack Obama "held his own." I reckon the Democratic candidate-intent on demonstrating his foreign policy knowledge and dropping names of hard-to-pronounce foreign leaders- missed several opportunities to turn the discussion back to the domestic economy and score. When McCain waxed lyrical about the great social and economic progress in Iraq, Obama could have asked him: what about social and economic progress back home? John McCain sounded sometimes as if he were running for president of Iraq, not the United States. A bolder opponent would have exposed that vulnerability. But enough of what I think. What about you?

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