> Alessandra Stanley in the NYTimes: “It was certainly fresh and more fun to watch, but the taped questions and canned candidate messages worked against the spontaneity that is supposed to be the point of a live debate.”
> David Hinckley in The NY Daily News: “At evening’s end, even the most hard-wired new-media enthusiast would have had a hard time selling this evening as the night the old system crashed.”
> Dan Balz and Anne Kornblut in The Washington Post: “The debate underscored the arrival of the Internet as a force in politics. The citizen-interrogators generated the most diverse set of questions in any of the presidential debates to date.”
The ratings should be coming out in a few hours…
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