by Max Brantley
Screengrab from theimpolitic.blogspot.com
It was the best of the three debates most agree and all seem to agree it was John McCain's best effort.
The pundit thought rounded up here was all over on the winner, which I'd suggest is fine for Obama. Karl Rove writes that Obama hasn't closed the deal. That's not risible on its face. Too little too late, says CBS analyst. Over at Politico, Roger Simon says McCain didn't get his miracle. Their national survey of voters declared Obama the winner by a hair. Talking Points Memo believes the dynamics of the race are "fixed" in Obama's favor.
Below: McCain sneers at concerns about health of the mother in abortion debate.