What a truly awful job of moderating. I was shouting “Tom, shut your FACE!!” (or some less polite variant) at the TV on multiple occasions.
Oh, yeah, the candidates. They did fine. No game-changers. Obama hit some very solid points on health care and on foreign affairs. McCain didn’t embarrass himself.
Tie goes to Obama — McCain didn’t come close to accomplishing the kind of terrain shift that he desperately needs.
By the way — anyone who was upset about Hillary Clinton extending the primary season as long as she did should reconsider that position. Those 21 (or whatever it was) debates against Senator Clinton (a superior debater) have made Obama a far, far better debater than he was in the early going. The odds of a game-changer in this debate or the next one are extraordinarily low.