Both Palin and Biden didn’t make any major mistakes. Palin bizarrely changed the subject multiple times and I’ll be curious how that plays out with undecideds. Aside from being upfront about not wanting to stay on subject and, for portions of the debate, reading her answers off her notes, she didn’t have a total meltdown.
Towards the middle of the debate I thought Biden hit his stride. He dominated on policy and substance as well as emotionally connecting with the viewer.
The bottom line is that Palin should be happy. Biden should be happy. McCain is still gonna lose.