Boring debate. By the end of it, I was as tired as they were. I actually avoided the spin on MSNBC, CNN, FOX, etc. afterward, because it was just too exhausting to watch.
Bush's blatant lie (only 4 minutes in) about Bin Laden was about the only exciting moment. Does he think no one was paying attention? I talked with a couple of co-workers who had never watched a debate before, and both thought it was boring, that neither candidate was all that impressive. They thought that Kerry's answer on gay marraige was insufficient, but probably the only answer practical for someone running for president of this country right now. They thought Bush sounded silly bringing everything back to No Child Left Behind. Hello, 55-year-old guys getting laid off from the factory aren't taking the 6th grade reading tests, dude.
Overall, my expert political analysis is that Kerry did well enough, looked like a President, and did nothing to lose the momentum. He may have even won a few votes. Meanwhile, I get back to work.