So What More Is There to Say About the First Debate?

Maybe like you, at 4 am on the morning after the debate my head was racing and I just had to get more thoughts out. Here is the column I wrote for A teaser:

Remember that line at the end of The Sting? Triumphant over the success of their project, Robert Redford turns to Paul Newman, recalling Newman’s warning when they first hatched their plan, says, “You were right, it’s not enough.” Then he breaks into a big smile and adds, “But it’s close.” That was [Wednesday] night’s debate.