I didn't get to see the entire debate as I was working while watching it, but the parts I did get to watch seemed rather drab. I didn't think that either candidate really won.
However, I did think that McCain seemed to be on offense and Obama on defence quite a bit. I thought that McCain seemed rather calm and mature, while Obama seemed a bit tepid.
There were some jabs. The best one was at the end of the debate when McCain said that Obama just doesn't get it when it comes to national security.
Still, I don't think either candidate really stood out as victor. It was, as I said, a pretty straight forward debate -- if you want to call it that.
I think what they really should do is put the two candidates in chairs facing one another and let them have a discussion. Then the sparks would fly. Then we'd see the real people under the masks.
That, my friends, is my debate thought.