Engagement But No Big Moments

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First presidential debate in the can.

TV producers scratching their heads about what video to pull.

Version of Obama who showed up: focused, firm, prepared.

Version of McCain who showed up: firm.

Mark Halperin’s overall grades: Obama A-, McCain B-

See the rest of his grades and report card excerpts here.

Full report card write-ups here on TIME.com.

Plus: Read the pool report on McCain’s swing through a post-debate party Friday night here.

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