I know I'm biased, but I think Kerry did well in the debate. Bush got a few good parries and jabs, but I think Kerry did better. And the debate turned out better than I thought it would, but there are still some things I think prevented this from being a truely good debate. The debate was successful, in spite of itself. (One way you can tell was that Leher kept giving extra time for responses, which was something the candidates asked not to happen.) This is an uncharacteristically short post. I didn't think I was going to watch the debate, so I don't have the frame of mind ready to write of it.