John McCain was vindictive and nasty, albeit with a smile. Not traits I'm looking for in POTUS. He mostly lied about Obama's record and his intent, which certainly isn't unusual. But the main thing I took from the debate was that the McCain campaign is running on two levels - one shown in the debate, and the other a vitriolic smear campaign. That suggests some sort of split - ah, maybe schizophrenia!
Bo-ring. The only reason that Obama won is because the debate was a push.
Debate tie = Obama win
He's the one who has been up in the polls. The win goes to Obama.
Other than that, the debate was excruciatingly boring. I almost turned the TV off halfway through it....