CBS instapoll showing that undecided voters watching the debate thought Biden won by 46 percent, compared to 21 percent for Palin. (UPDATE: CNN poll on “Who Did the Best Job In the Debate?” Biden 51% Palin 36%)
i had dinner at the home of a good friend who is a dismayed republican. he wanted sarah palin to do well. but he was constantly calling her out.
"nuk-u-lar? it's pronounced nuc-lear."
"why do you keep saying 'he's a maverick, i'm a maverick, we're the mavericks'? geez!"
"did she just say 'o'biden'?"
at the end, he said, "she held her own. she was likeable."
i said, "this is your house, and i love you, but...was she vice presidential? was she presidential?"
he didn't pause long: "no."
that's why we're friends.