Rats, no train wreck. Nothing. A tie. Oh, sure, both of them b.s.'d the facts a bit. Okay, a lot. And Sarah attributed a quote to Reagan about freedom that wasn't. It was about his opposition to medicare. And she's not supposed to be opposed to medicare. Or is she? Hell, she doesn't know.
Anyway, she sure looked better than he did. Those plugs drive me insane. And while he was talking to "Gwen" all the time -- which sounded weird listening to the debate on the radio -- the Palinator looked straight into the camera and spoke to the little people, you and me, which made her connection with the audience very powerful -- on TV.
All in all, Gwen Iffel was a disappointment. She didn't ask follow up questions and she never asked about a woman's right to choose.
Palin's preparation was excellent. Run her interview with Katie Couric side by side with her performance last night and there's no comparison. That just proves she can memorize a script if given time and concentration on the subject. But I'm sure McCain's handlers won't let her out on her own between now and the election.
I think people were hoping for something really memorable to happen -- in a bad way. But it didn't. Neither one of them screwed up. So, in this case, without a clear loser, nobody gets the win. I predict the numbers won't move much in either direction this time.
Unless Sarah does something stupid like go on The View.
Oh please oh please oh please.