Sarah Palin did much better than I predicted, that’s for sure. She spoke well. Her sentences were – for the most part – logical and understandable. So she passed that high bar. But that’s about all. I imagine her fans are pleased with her performance but I found her scarcely believable. She stared in a strange manner into the camera and spoke shallow premises in an oddly robotic voice. Virtually no substance. Biden was strong after an average start and his expertise and understanding was obvious. His direct attacks on McCain were powerful and I believe Biden won the debate fairly easily on substance.
Biden may have stolen the “magic TV moment” if the media outlets replay the moment when he choked up while talking about his family.