McCain and Obama at Saddleback with Rick Warren

Home run for John McCain. Simple as that. A grand slam, in fact. Still, there’s a lot of baseball to be played.

Barack Obama, going first in taking questions from Warren, chose to be expansive in his responses and to avoid the nub of certain issues. John McCain gave shorter and more direct answers, and would have allayed the worries of many Christian conservatives tonight as to the level of his commitment on core principles. And that was crucial ground for him to secure.

(Clips and a link to the transcript here.)

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