Low Ranking Monkeys and Demonizing Opponents

This, from a TPM reader, sounds about right to me;

I think people really are missing the point about McCain's failure to look at Obama. McCain was afraid of Obama. It was really clear--look at how much McCain blinked in the first half hour. I study monkey behavior--low ranking monkeys don't look at high ranking monkeys. In a physical, instinctive sense, Obama owned McCain tonight and I think the instant polling reflects that.

Also, this exchange (also stolen from TPM about McCain's contempt for Obama stands out. He's either contemptuous of, or afraid of, Obama, and it shows. We all noticed how odd it was that McCain couldn't look Obama in the eye.

Personally, I thought that when Obama listed the errors in judgement that McCain made before the Iraq war was a striking moment. Nobody has ever been held to account for that, and I for one think it's about goddamn time. Good for Obama. Glad to see he won the debate.