I've been watching the presidential debates on CSPAN rather than one of the major networks. CSPAN tends to feature both candidates on a split screen, which is the best way to watch them. If you didn't have a split screen last night, you didn't see Obama smiling while McCain attacked him, nor did you see McCain in distress when Obama replied.
I found myself watching the candidate who was silent as often as I watched the candidate who was speaking. As they say, actions often speak louder than words... but then again, words count too.
Here's a perfect example. Listen to Obama, but keep your eyes on McCain:
For McCain supporters, the highlight of the night was probably when their candidate said "Senator Obama, I am not President Bush. If you wanted to run against President Bush, you should have run four years ago."
That made for a strong remark... until Obama had a chance to reply.
Did you catch McCain's reaction when Obama noted that even Fox News had debunked McCain's claim? That's comedy!
Here's another important point from last night. Abortion, and McCain's concern for the "health" of the mother. Again, watch McCain's reactions as well as his use of air-quotes at the end of the clip:
Last, but not least, here's a fun collection of McCain eye rolls from last night's debate: