Bush vs. Kerry: 45 minutes into the debate...Bush is winning.
Kerry's trying to appeal to logic while Bush is focused on emotion.
If this were boxing, Kerry is the technically-proficient pugilist with a steady jab, who writes essays on the sweet science for the New Yorker. Bush is the street brawler who can barely spell his name but packs a powerful right hook and is always on the Sportscenter highlights.
Kerry is the dancer, jabbing and dodging, waiting for the optimal moment; Bush is the bruiser, pounding away at the body.
...and now it's done and my opinion is unchanged. Bush did what he needed to do, Kerry didn't.