So much for the first presidential debate. Next up is the vice presidential debate, which, I believe, is going to wipe away any short-term effect from tonight's event. Four years ago, I distinctly recall the VP debate causing folks to say, "Gee, I wish these were the guys running for President! Why don't they just flip the tickets?" Lieberman and Cheney seemed so much more...well...competent, than either of the presidential candidates. Four years ago the VP candidates were pretty evenly matched in terms of qualifications. This time it should be no contest. Plus, I don't know if anyone's actually noticed yet, but Edwards is exceedingly annoying.
I'm not saying that I'm unhappy with Bush at the top of the ticket. I'm not. But the VP debate should definitely undo any damage caused to Bush by this one.