Who “won” the debate – Sarah Palin or Joe Biden?

Posted Oct. 06, 2008, at 5 p.m.
Last modified March 20, 2011, at 3:24 a.m.

Gov. Palin exceeded expectations, many observers said, yet polls showed more people felt that Sen. Biden performed better. What constitutes a victory in a debate? Is appearing presidential the most important goal? Can a vice president learn in the “understudy” role so he or she is ready to take over? Did Gov. Palin or Sen. Biden change your mind in your

earlier assessments of them?