Debate reaction

Obama continues to improve as a debater. Tonight, for the first time in a debate, he appeared Presidential. He has become more commanding, more self confident, more experienced in handling tough questions. He has come out of this thing a much better candidate than he went into it, and appears ready to tackle the next phase of the campaign. I thought he was awfully good.

I thought Hillary had a tough night. As always she showed flashes of what many love about her. She was smart, knowledgable, strong. But at times tonight she seemed off, emotionally off kilter, a little angry and even wierdly petty. Last week was one of her best debate performances. Tonight one of her, well, not so best.

There is simply no way this debate stopped Obama's momentum tonight, meaning that next Tuesday may be a hard night for the Clinton campaign.