I didn’t get to watch, just listen. My admittedly biased analysis is that Kerry did pretty well. Bush sounded a little whiny and defensive throughout. People keep saying that Bush’s facial expressions were annoyed and defensive, which sounds right, though I didn’t see it. Kerry was pretty good in countering Bush’s Iraq flip-flop charges. I think he was hurt when Lehrer asked him about the mistake line. But Kerry nailed Bush when he conflated Iraq and 9/11 again.
Sadly, the most important part is just beginning – the post-debate spin. I don’t know if Kerry will jump in the polls. I think he did well enough to, but as I said, I’m too biased to make a good judgement.
UPDATE: Oh yeah, as Kevin notes, Moo-laws?