McCain came out strong and aggressive. He seem to have a better command of the facts than he has has in the past, at least early on, and stayed on the attack. While he clearly lost his edge midway through, and his mannerisms became annoying, this was his best performance.
Despite this Obama 'won' easily. Snap polls taken over night and the focus groups sponsored by the networks all give the 4th debate, like the previous three, to the Democratic candidate.
2 1/2 weeks to go and Obama is clearly in the drivers seat. This means that the slime factory that is what John McCain's camp has become will kick up the nasty another couple of notches.
Election 2008, McCain, Obama