My opinion about who won last night debate is hopelessy compromised by my bias. So it’s nice to know that Dan Drezner watched the same debate I did:
a) Bush did better than the first debate;
b) Kerry also did a bit better — he was sharp from the start this time;
c) Again, both candidates whiffed on the openings given by the other candidates;
d) If Kerry gets elected, you just know that his to-the-camera pledge not to raise taxes for households under $200,000 is going to bite him in the ass,
e) The bizarre moment of the night was the Bush foray into Dred Scott territory. But I do feel safer that Bush will not appoint pro-slavery judges.
So I think Kerry won, but not by as much as last time.