Presidential debates are entertaining to a certain degree; whether they will change enough minds and alter election results is itself debatable. A keen observer of this election will notice that the majority of the polls so far have indicated that Bush is ahead about 5 points. Let's assume Kerry wins the next two debates in the spectacular fashion that he did last night, but will these debate victories translate into millions of ballot box conversions for him? We will find out in a month.
For those of us who are Kerry supporters, Bush's performance last night was shocking -- going in, we knew he wasn't much of a debater, but his weakness in the intellectual grasps of the issues was as evident as the best of them "gotchya" reality TV shows.