10:07 PM … China cleaned up its act before Nixon’s overtures to China? No Cultural Revolution?
10:10 PM … Good response from Obama on the topic of diplomacy and meetings with enemies. Most of what we’ve heard from maybe a half hour has been basically a draw, at least in debating terms. But this is strong.
10:12 PM … Spain!!!
10:13 PM … I’m not sure most people will know what the hell McCain means by “the Dear Leader”.
10:21 PM … I’m not sure it will resonate with people — but let me just stipulate that McCain is completely nuts on Ukraine and all the former Soviet Republics on Russia’s borders. Okay, I’ve said it.
10:26 PM … I haven’t focused on this myself. But a number of readers are writing in to say that McCain has not looked at or made eye contact with Sen. Obama once this evening. Have you seen that?
(Todd Gitlin adds some more on this point.)
10:34 PM … McCain running for the Presidency of the Surge.