Kathryn, your lips to God’s ears . . . but I wouldn’t hold my breath. Nothing tonight on abortion, on corruption, on “associates.” I agree with Ramesh that selection bias is no excuse for McCain performing poorly, but he performed better on foreign policy.
The things that will (should have said “would”) have hit Obama in the polls were subjects that were not raised tonight and I see no reason to think they will be raised next time. The news won’t cover these issues. It has to come out in the debates. And I don’t see much chance that we will see that next time.
This was not a great night for our team. It’s up to the 527’s now I think. I don’t know how else to get the negatives about Obama out there.