Arnold's getting lukewarm reviews today, but he drew some laughs, sounded confident (if perhaps scripted), and pulled off the ultimate debate coup: exceeding expectations. What did Arnold need to do last night? First, he needed to not drool on himself. Done. Second, he needed to appear conversant with the issues. Done. Third, he needed to have a winning personality. Done. (In fact, I think he picked up votes last night simply for beating back Arianna's charge.)
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