I had estimated that John Edwards would win the debate, and he clearly did not. If I had to call a winner, it would be Vice President Cheney, whose demeanor was confident and, most importantly, competent. He stressed the importance of the job, and the importance of having George Bush fill the office. Edwards recited his campaign speech.
We learned more from this debate than we did from the bizarre show last Thursday.
Dick Cheney showed so much gravitas, I thought Edwards was going to float away. The retort about denigrating the sacrifices of the Iraqis was a classic. That will make the highlight films four years from now.
Did you find Edwards' constant "we got a plan" as irritating as I did? It had me grinding my teeth - "Great! WHAT'S THE PLAN?"