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Debate Live: Let Me Tell You Something Else…

In a debate that began like a Tower of Babel, in which questions were answered with non sequiturs, in which both candidates tried to pound the square pegs of their chosen talking points into the round holes of Jim Lehrer’s questions, McCain just drove that metaphor of the cliff. Into a deep, square, roundish canyon.

The barracks bombing in Beirut? The tired technique of evoking a conversation with “A mother whose son is…”?

Obama’s response is strong, up until the point that he, too, conjured some Jane Anybody. At which point my hostess brings me another beer, and Jim Lehrer turns the conversation to Iran…