From here in Australia, it's been fascinating to watch. But now, it's also getting a tad scary (exhibit A: Sarah Palin interviewed by Katie Couric. Especially if you watch Tina Fey's version from Saturday Night Live...). Here's how the New York Times' editorial summed up the VP debate:
In the end, the debate did not change the essential truth of Ms. Palin’s candidacy: Mr. McCain made a wildly irresponsible choice that shattered the image he created for himself as the honest, seasoned, experienced man of principle and judgment. It was either an act of incredible cynicism or appallingly bad judgment.