The dust has settled on the last debate, the winner and loser was proclaimed, and we move to the next one. This time it will be between a very articulate young Congressman and a Vice President who draws on his Senatorial experience where facts aren't too terribly important to swaying the crowd.
Do the debates really matter to more than a handful of people or the pundits? I ask because, when a supposedly intelligent academic watches the same debate I did and concludes the President won, one of us isn't listening, or we only hear what we want. Who approaches these things with an open mind?