I watched tonight's debate between the contenders for the Democratic nomination for President, and needless to say...not much was said.
Most of the candidates turned questions into some rant about Iraq (as if we didn't know they were against it, anyway). Why not answer the questions and define your points on other issues.
Barack Obama did come across very composed, and didn't seem to have any problem playing with the "big boys" who've been around for a while. Obama made the same mistakes about getting side-tracked with Bush-bashing, but as much as some of the others.
When asked who his "moral leader" is, did anyone else notice John Edwards had a serious "deer-in-headlights" look about him. Almost like he was thinking "morals...what are those, again?"
Chris Dodd and Joe Biden came across as parrots and wet blankets. Bill Richardson does have "dark horse" written all over him.
Mike Gravel = Professional Bomb-thrower. Unfortunately, he blows himself up in the process...he's out (despite the fact that I find him interesting to listen to, and I completely disagree with him almost everything). Also out are Dodd and Biden, with Richardson and Edwards "on the fence".
All-in-all, I'd like to see what the Republicans have to offer next week...but could someone get Fred Thompson to join the debate, since he's a "serious possibility" as a candidate. That would make the whole debate that much more interesting. Hopefully, the GOP candidates can come across less "one-track-minded" than the Donkeys did tonight.