8:24 – Ok. Obviously the questions are getting ridiculous at this point. We just had a talking snowman follow a question from the Red State Update guys. It’s like the last 15 minutes of Saturday Night Live: shaky and uncomfortable. But we still have a half-hour to go in this debate. Can it get any worse?

8:44 – What impact will this debate have on the race? Not much. What kind of gets lost in all the excitement is that it’s still so freaking early. It’s July. Most sane people aren’t paying attention yet.