A centrist though leaning-to-ambivalently-hawkish friend writes:
Brooks, whom I usually love, is I think all wrong today. Palin didn't answer almost any question, but most important, did not answer the question about her weaknesses (Biden did) and did answer what would happen if McCain died -- she said she is a maverick. When someone attests to no weakness, and says that if her principal dies she'll do what she wants, my knuckles do whiten. I thought Biden was far, far better last night. But I cry in the wilderness.