Low Ranking MonkeySo what was up with McCain refusing to make eye contact with Obama at the debate last night? He looked mighty contemptuous, like he thought it was beneath him to be on the same stage as the young whippersnapper. Not exactly presidential. Sheesh, Captain Queeg is sure full of anger, isn't he?
One poster to Josh Marshall's Talking Points Memo says McCain's behavior is reminiscent of low ranking monkeys:
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.
My fervent hope all along has been that McCain would lose his legendary temper in one of these debates. There's still time...