Debate Coaches: 'Lost,' 'Aimless' McCain Must Make Vast Improvements

11/12/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Top national debate coaches say John McCain needs to make vast improvements if he wants to best Barack Obama in the final presidential debate on Wednesday -- and based on his performance in the two debates held so far, they're skeptical that the old dog is willing to learn any new tricks.

While Obama appeared "steady and consistent" in their encounters, McCain seemed "aimless," said Emory University debate coach Melissa Maxy Wade.

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