Just a few before I turn in for the night:
Barry from Out West declares “Four Stars”!
Ace says Obama wanted to fight to a draw. He failed.
Ed Morrissey, Hot Air: McCain clearly got the best of Obama tonight.
John Hinderaker at Powerline says it was a draw, at best.
Jim Geraghty thought McCain had a very strong night.
Stanley Kurtz at NRO says McCain takes it.
Roger Simon at The Politico says The Mac is Back.
David Limbaugh says McCain didn’t need to score a knockout. He won decisively enough.
Kathryn Jean Lopez: McCain is the guy who knows the world, and has the battle scars.
Mickey Kaus: Before I get spun, I’d say: small, Pyrrhic victory for McCain. McCain wanted to make Obama seem naive and inexperienced. He did about 40% of that. Obama wanted to make McCain seem dangerously ambitious, bellicose and hotheaded. He did 0% of that.
Mark Hemingway: McCain won…”it was just no contest”.
Ramesh Ponnuru: McCain Won and not, I think, by a small margin, either.
Henry Kissinger: “Senator McCain is right. I would not recommend the next President of the United States engage in talks with Iran at the Presidential level. My views on this issue are entirely compatible with the views of my friend Senator John McCain.”
We’ll see when the new polls come out, what undecideds think.
McCain’s new ad was whipped out before the debate was even over: