I certainly do disagree with John McCain on some big issues, but tonight he was outstanding in ways Barack Obama is not and cannot be. McCain was substantive, clear, concise, and relaxed.
Obama seemed a bit nervous, some of his answers seemed contrived, and most of all it was clear that he is simply out of McCain's league when it comes to substance and experience.
Score it a big McCain night.
He should hope many, many voters were watching - more than the usual
CNN Saturday night crowd.
Without a doubt, the lowest moment of the night was Obama's smear of Clarence Thomas.
He, like Harry Reid, can't simply disagree with Thomas, he has to try to degrade him. On Obama's best day he can't hold a candle to Thomas's intelligence.
Obama can barely make it through a press conference and ducks town hall debates with McCain because of his inability to speak in complete sentences when pressed to show his much noted but usually absent brilliance.
That must have been some stressful vacation for Obama. Because he appears to have returned with lots of gray hair.