Major thanks to Ted Johnson of Wilshire & Washington, and his lovely & uber-smart cohosts Teresa and  especially my favorite Progressive Maegan Carberry – for inviting me over to share in a little analysis on tonight’s final presidential debate. My First take: McCain had a fresh haircut, and a smokin’ hot tie.   Lookin’ good my man. Second Take: Obama looked good, buy also a bit like a boring professor.

—Media Lizzy

Official Statement from McCain Campaign:

“John McCain won tonight’s debate with strong, clear straight talk about setting a new direction for our country and fighting for working families. He outlined a specific, bold plan for creating jobs, helping those near retirement, keeping people in their homes, curbing spending, lowering health care costs and achieving energy independence. He vowed to fight for ‘Joe the Plumber’ every day he is President and he affirmed his belief that we shouldn’t raise taxes just to ‘spread the wealth.’ While Barack Obama is measuring the drapes and campaigning against a man not even on the ballot, John McCain demonstrated that he has the experience, judgment, independence and courage to fight for every American.”

–Jill Hazelbaker, McCain-Palin 2008 Communications Director