The Race, Status Quo Ante; For Palin, Late Night Jokes Could Cease

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No big moments, no news, little to spoof about Palin, no major Biden gaffes.

Biden gets choked up while mentioning being a single parent — watch video here.

Palin calls the Democrats’ stance on Iraq a “white flag of surrender”– watch video here.

Mark Halperin’s grades: Palin: B; Biden: B

For more grades and report card excerpts on style, substance, offense and defense, click here.

Read full report cards on Time.com: Palin’s here and Biden’s here.

Read Joe Klein’s analysis on TIME.com here. And watch TIME.com’s highlights from the debate here.

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