My wrap-up is below. Also see Adam on Gwen Ifill's moderating, Palin's identity politics, and her banality. Ezra's liveblogging is here, including some final thoughts.

Isaac Chotiner rounds up the insta-polls, which show Biden winning.

Matt Yglesias downplays the expectations game.

Josh Marshall argues that Palin did better than she has in interviews because Ifill was unwilling or unable to ask follow-up questions (the debate format didn't help either).

calls it a wash. 

--Sam Boyd

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