Obama came in as the light weight with little or no foreign experience....... he despelled that notion and went above all expectations in the debate during foreign affairs section. He had an intelligent and detailed comeback for every one of McCains comments. McCain did not learn from the classic first televised debate, Nixon vs Kennedy..... the newer and less experienced candidate (Obama) looked cool calm and collective, was gracious in complimenting McCain, and was aware that the camera was on him the whole time. McCain seemed to forget at times how he may come across on camera, by never looking at Obama, laughs that came across as fustration, and tense. I do believe Obama did study the classic first debate of Nixon/Kennedy and learned from it. Its all an expectations game.... Obama had a lower hurdle to clear than McCain.... But Obama cleared his hurdle much higher then McCain cleared his. Also.... both CNN and MSNBC declared Obama the winner... and its what will be talked about for the next several days on end..... Newspapers will also lean for Obama..... I expect the 2nd debate to be very nasty.