Re: the debate. Both Democrats and Republicans think Obama's "John is right" was ineffective and that McCain's "Senator Obama doesn't understand" was effective.
Both are wrong.
I address them: Y'all should remember that it's not about you. It's about undecided, independent voters. They don't want to see a partisan attack dog. "John is right" beats "Senator Obama doesn't understand." A president who recognizes truth wherever he sees it is a much better bet than one who has contempt for and won't listen to the other people in the room.