Tonight was a baseball game.
Both players scored runs. But the Ayers/Acorn attacks played out like bunt singles rather than home runs. McCain needed to turn the game around. But subbing in Joe Plumber as the designated hitter didn't carry the day for the Arizona senator.
Obama meanwhile didn't get rattled. He didn't let attacks go unanswered. He got hit a couple of times, but I think he scored more runs tonight.
There's no joy in Republican Mudville tonight.