There is a saying in law school: First year they scare you to death. Second year they work you to death. Third year they bore you to death.
I think the debate calendar skipped second year this time around.
Though, must say, the Vice-Presidential debate scared me to death.
Update, 20:58 CT: When is Brokaw just going to high-five McCain? I've seen more fairness in a high-school election.
Update, 21:35 CT: Well, it wasn't the laff-riot I'd hoped, but still. Wow. I think Tom Brokaw lost.