The Wall Street Journal has a reader poll to determine which candidate won the first debate and 57 percent voted for Obama.

This was my reasoning for voting Obama:

“Obama has much more substance, knowledge of issues and is more intelligent than McCain. McCain’s management style is too close to that of Bush and the current administration. Americans need to get away from that ASAP! In addition, McCain uses far too much rhetoric while Obama deals in facts and reality-based resolutions for urgent issues. Generally, McCain has a difficult time responding directly to questions. He repeatedly rambles on and diverts answering. McCain also voted with the Bush administration to provide financial industries with “carte blanche” deregulation, which turned out to be a big mistake. Clearly Obama is the best selection for president. Obama won the first debate hands-down!”

Peter Stern

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