However, Wednesday night’s debate goes and how it is judged by the public and the media the most important question of the campaign will remain; which candidate has demonstrated the qualities of leadership, judgment and competence needed to effect positive change? McCain’s vice presidential choice of Governor Palin seems to have been a cynical calculation rather than a carefully crafted decision by someone who purports to put “country first”. On the other hand, Obama’s choice of Biden reflects the candidate’s seriousness of purpose.

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