St. Louis Athletic Complex
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Thursday, October 2, 2008
|“Joe Biden won a clear victory tonight
because he made a passionate case for change from the disastrous
economic and foreign policies of the last eight years, and Sarah Palin
defended them. While Governor Palin blindly supports John McCain’s plan
for more of the same policies that have devastated Main Street and let
Wall Street run wild, Joe Biden spoke clearly and strongly about Barack
Obama’s plan for a tax cut for the middle class, health care that is
affordable, and an end to the war in Iraq. Tonight, the American people
saw why Barack Obama chose Joe Biden, a statesman from Scranton who
clearly has the experience and knowledge to be a great Vice President.”
Obama-Biden campaign manager David Plouffe
|"Tonight, Governor Palin proved beyond any
doubt that she is ready to lead as Vice President of the United States.
She won this debate, putting Joe Biden on defense on energy, foreign
policy, taxes and the definition of change. Governor Palin laid bare
Barack Obama's record of voting to raise taxes, opposing the surge in
Iraq, and proposing to meet unconditionally with the leaders of state
sponsors of terror. The differences between the Obama-Biden ticket and
the McCain-Palin ticket could not have been clearer. The American
people saw stark contrasts in style and worldview. They saw Joe Biden,
a Washington insider and a 36-year Senator, and Governor Palin, a
Washington outsider and a maverick reformer. Governor Palin was direct,
forceful and a breath of fresh air."
McCain-Palin 2008 Communications Director Jill Hazelbaker
|New York Times:||"Candid
but Pointed, Palin and Biden Face Off: Clashing on Iraq, Energy and the
Economy" by Patrick Healy.
and..."Surviving One Test" (Analysis) by Adam Nagourney.
shot of Palin and Biden
and some of Palin's family after the debate.
James Estrin/The New York Times.
Middle-Class Voters: Palin and Biden
State Cases for Changing Washington, Repairing Economy" by Robert
Barnes and Juliet Eilperin.
and..."Palin Delivers, but Doubt Not Erased" (Analysis) by Dan Balz.
shot of Biden and Palin
talking after the debate, Palin's daughter Piper in the middle.
Ron Edmonds-Associated Press.
|Wall Street Journal:||"Biden, Palin Clash on Taxes, Iraq in Sharp-Edged Debate" by Laura Meckler and Christopher Cooper.||Two
photos - medium close ups of Biden and of Palin
gesturing during the debate.
Associated Press (2).
|USA Today:||"Biden, Palin make their cases in spirited debate: Sharp differences on economy, Iraq as both hold their own" by Martha T. Moore and David Jackson.||Medium
close up of Biden and
Palin before the debate.
Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images.
Palin battle over Iraq
running mates' positions" by Joseph Curl and Christina Bellantoni.
and... "Alaskan delivers folksy message" (Analysis) by Stephen Dinan.
shot of Biden and Palin greeting each
before the debate.
fundraising e-mails tied in to the debate
Obama for America, 2
McCain-Palin Victory 2008
The White House Project
Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
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