Senator Hillary Clinton’s responses caressed the CNN real-time reaction meter with consistently higher ratings than Senator Barack Obama all night long.
A few other observations, as a result of liveblogging the debate at two blogs at once:
-Hillary was “Senator Clinton” while Barack was “Barack” much of the evening – some of the co-bloggers I blogged with didn’t like that and thought it wasn’t respectful of HRC to not call Barack “Senator Obama.”
-some bloggers thought Obama looked annoyed when talking about hugging a grieving parent in relation to the angst of the war in Iraq.
-everyone loved the idea of the Dream Team and blogged it before Wolf Blitzer asked about the two candidates whether they’d consider it.
-we all wanted to know where Bill was shacked up and who he was with for the night.
-we wanted Pierce Brosnan and Diane Keaton to ask the questions and we wanted the camera to stop showing Rob Reiner.
General consensus: far better debate on every level than the GOP event last night. My estimation: because the two candidates are far better candidates on every level. But that’s just me.