Here's my pre-debate analysis. Senator McCain has spent the past two days drastically lowering everyone's expectations about his performance tonight, now that he's decided to perform.The only problem is that everyone knows that Senator Obama was up in Washington, too. Unless the organizers are determined to stick with the national-security theme, the first question they ought to ask tonight is: what the hell went on up there? The answers ought to be interesting.
So much for my planned last-minute suggestion that Obama find some minor celebrity to argue with and have the organizers change the name of the event to "Debating With the Stars." I was only hoping to increase public awareness of the issues, but now we'll never know.