I watched the debate tonight. There was a lot of tut-tutting about 32 pages of rules and the game being rigged so that Americans wouldn’t really get a chance to judge the candidates, but thanks in large part to the networks tossing out the rulebook and showing both candidates on a split screen, we got to see everything we needed. There was enough substance there both in what was said, how it was said, and how Kerry and Bush reacted to one another for people to judge the candidates. A firm grasp of current events was a big help, because there were plenty of assertions made that demanded a comparison to events on the ground. I feel pretty mellow about the election right now. The evidence is out there for people to weigh, we’ll wind up with the President that we deserve.