In their first debate, Iran was one of hot topics that two presidential candidates discussed.Â Both Senators John McCain and Barack Obama agreed that the United States “cannot tolerate a nuclear Iran.” Several Iranian bloggers share their opinions on this debate.
Bloggers were quick to point out a mistake by both candidates when they called the Iranian Revolutionary Guards the Republican Guards and moderator failed to correct them:
samsam1111 in Iranian.com blog writes:
“The old dude candidateÂ while bragging about his immense foreign affairs expertise calls the regime revolutionary guards as republican guardsÂ …Hello !? this is not eye-raq pal !!…. As I was waiting for the all knowing genius, theÂ Harvard educated professor to call his opponent on his gaffe,Â it even got more hilarious asÂ Imam HusseinÂ argued withÂ McCain on theÂ mullahs and said “Yes the republican guards are a threat but…blah blah.” And what is pitiful is the fact that the so called well informed moderator the one and only Jim Lehrer didn't correct theÂ dumb & dumberÂ duo.”
You canÂ see this mistake from the lips of candidates Â here.
Roznameh Negar No (which means New Reporter) writesÂ [fa]:
Obama – 0.
McCainÂ – 0.
“The debate was not a very exciting one and it seems that insulting Iran is an a la mode story.”
The blogger further adds:
“McCain, once, had a real problem in pronouncing Ahmadinejad'sÂ name.”Â
Watch it here.
Haji Kensigton saysÂ [fa] that McCain did not even once call Obama by his first name while Obama called McCain several times by his first name. The blogger thinks McCain failed to make contact with voters despite his experience in politics.
And finally Arash Sigarchi, a blogger and journalist, writesÂ [fa] that Iran was the loser in the debate because both candidates call it a real threat.