9:06 PM ... Wait, didn't McCain just say that he got the House Republicans to take part in the negotiations when he seemed to lead them out of the negotiations?
9:11 PM ... Interesting the degree to which, so far, neither Obama or McCain want to engage each other.
9:12 PM ... I guess Lehrer noticed the same thing.
9:13 PM ... Friend points out, Obama has flag pin; McCain has none.
9:15 PM ...
Three millions for seal DNA! None for Bears!
9:21 PM ... So far I think this is basically a draw, a lot of jousting, not a lot of hits. But Obama seems to have come into the debate with a much clearer strategy.
9:25 PM ... McCain's been
called out on that $42k lie
a hundred times. Telling it again.
9:33 PM ... "How about a spending freeze?" Just tossing it out as a possibility?
9:34 PM ... Solar, biodiesel and whatever the other crap is ...
9:34 PM ... Can we elect Lehrer?
9:35 PM ... Good line from Obama on hard decisions but also knowing what our basic values are.
9:45 PM ... You were wrong, you were wrong, you were wrong? This is the kind of situation where McCain might flip out.
9:50 PM ... Pretty evenly matched debaters.
9:53 PM ... McCain's the voice of considered rhetoric during foreign policy crises?
9:56 PM ... Exactly, Barack ... (Extinction for North Korea, Bomb, Bomb, Iran, etc.)