Washington Post: This debate may have been McCain’s strongest performance of the three, but it was also an example of how Obama has used the encounters to try to show that he has not only the knowledge of the issues but also the temperament and the judgment that voters are looking for in a successor to President Bush.
Dayton Daily News: Again, Sen. McCain was more dismissive and critical of his opponent as a person. More than once, for example, he accused him of being cute with words. In truth, Sen. McCain is every bit as cute.
NewsDay.com: Obama’s best defense against attacks designed to make him look like a scary choice is that he looks like anything but, approaching these debates with a composure and ease that disarm the attacks almost without words. Obama even showed appealing flashes of humor, such as when he noted even Fox News, a favorite of conservatives, thought McCain was lying about Obama’s tax plan.
Marcia A. Wade is a reporter at BlackEnterprise.com