Strong responses from just about everyone on the audience questions...content aside, let's look at their answering style:
Hillary: Still sounds strident, with the strong voice that belies references to "my husband." It's something she simply shouldn't say, it takes the listener out of the moment.
Obama: Reminds me of that special kid in the front row of your classroom...REALLY wants to make his point, and probably thinks faster than he can talk. The result? He sounds like he' s trying to make us understand the VERY complex idea in his head. He needs to be less afraid, less eager, and let go a bit.
Edwards: Competent, but not shining for me right now. That being said, his moment would come with a domestic policy question, and as I've pointed out, we haven't had one yet.
Dodd: Likeable, strong. Who knew? On my potential running mate wish list.
Biden: Has done much better than I expected. I agree with about 80% of what he says, but he reminds me of one of those people who talks louder when speaking with someone who doesn't speak English. That is not a compliment.ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â
Kucinich: The quiet hero of this debate. May move out of the "fringe" if he can build on tonight's thoughtful performance.ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â
Gravel: Oh, Gravel. Seriously, want to meet for brunch this Sunday? HOPE he can stay in it.
Richardson: His delivery belies his depth. Its as though he keeps reminding us of his credentials so that we will overlook his less than stellar delivery.ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â
Interesting....very interesting. Still undecided, but getting some new ideas tonight.