To echo your sentiments, Concord977, the debates are certainly not targeted at those who have already made up their minds, which almost equally certainly describes the greater percentage of a.net non-av posters of legal voting age. IMO, the deliveries of how well the respective candidates did are probably just as practiced as the debates themselves, and perhaps only did last Thursday's surprising disparity really undermine the effectiveness of doing that. But tonight, where no one could arguably have done much better or worse for himself or his candidacy, of course they're going to blow their own horn. They both landed a few blows. In the only time in the ring. If you're still undecided, then tune in Friday, I guess. I don't see too much coming from this.
Just my two cents,
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