This last debate showed me two overarching things: that characterizing Obama as "rotten" is unfair…
He is unquestionably the Devil himself.
And John McCain is Joey Tribiani.
When Chandler and Monica are planning on getting married, Joey wants to make a statement about what a great marriage it will be, and he proposes to talk about giving and receiving and sharing and whatever… on and on in a repetitive and very boring monologue.
And each time he mentions it it's always the same thing until… speaking to Chandler friend to friend and from the heart, Joey frames a perfect speech.
Chandler stops him:
Chandler: "That's what you need to say – exactly that."
And with that, Joey, trying to recall what he's said, goes with back to the giving and receiving…
That's John McCain in the debates.
He's been boring and stale in the debates up to tonight, but on the campaign trail, he's said some very important things that fired up his supporters.
And tonight – it was back to the giving and receiving…
Now, will Sarah Palin show up in the post-debate discussions?