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Obama fans probably loved Obama’s half-hour show Wednesday night. McCain voters either hated it or turned it off. And undecided voters – who are usually low-information voters anyway – probably didn’t watch it.



So it may not make any difference for all the money it cost.



But I had a reaction that may be in the minority of Obama supporters: I thought the program was too downbeat, too pessimistic.



Yes, people are hurting. Obama clearly gets that better than McCain does. And Obama gave us mind-numbing detail about what he plans to do.



But his production was missing the optimistic, can-do note that voters yearn for this year, especially in the final days.



I think Obama missed a big – and expensive – opportunity.




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