1. Watch John McCain as he prepares for the big debate. Watch him in the debate. Does he have the ability to drive the message he wants to drive? Does he have a plan? Is it clear what that plan is and does he execute it? Does he come prepared to deal with all the challenges he faces in this debate?
2. Watch Barack Obama. How does he react to McCain? Does he act cautious? Does he go hard back at McCain if he’s challenged? Watch to see if Obama is able to hold his own in the town hall format, a style
often considered McCain’s strength.