Close to one hundred citizen journalists tuned into their local television talking heads for the debate and sent OffTheBus dispatches on what they saw from around the country, from the rainy country lanes of Vermont to the misty woods of Northern California.
McCain did the only thing he could have done to reset the race. Palin gives teeth to being pro-life, having a Down Syndrome child. Her eldest of five enlisted in the Army last year. And Gov. Palin is a hunter.
Palin is a first term governor who reportedly has only served two terms on a city council, and one as mayor before that. McCain: "I'll see you one two term senator and raise you with one first term governor."