Some initial thoughts on the debate:
Both did what I think they had to do.
Biden: try to link McCain/Palin to Bush.
Palin: bring her energy and her down home style; don't look stupid.
Biden: threw around a lot of numbers/over detailed; didn't look relaxed.
Palin: didn't give details or much substance.
Seemed like a draw to me. Nothing too surprising (or all that interesting).
These things are less debates and more a series of sound-bytes. God, I hate politics.
It's even more clear to me that I am not with either party. Fundamentally, neither the GOP or the Dems are for individual liberty.