Hillary Clinton and John Edwards met privately backstage after the debate last night, according to CNN.  Maybe she was congratulating him on getting off a good one (YouTube).

Jim Geraghty says that Thompson is out of the next debate and won’t endorse:  "At one point, I asked this source if the attitude was, ‘if you can’t be Reagan, be Goldwater,’ and the source responded, ‘exactly.’"  Can we all agree that one of the best moments of last night’s debate was the royal smacking around that Ronald Reagan got from all involved?  Loved every minute of that and thanks to all who participated.

 The post mortem continues:  Jeralyn gives the Reagan scrap to Hillary, while Stoller thinks it is still a step forward for Obama.

Shipjack and Economaniac argue about the credit card limit exchange.  Would love to hear everyone’s thoughts on the subject.

Roxanne:  "Obama is LDing it, while Clinton is CXing it. Edwards switches back and forth. And that’s why, sometimes, it seems like the three of them are talking past each other."

The three candidates seemed ready to anoint McCain last night as the inevitable GOP nominee.  Howie Klein wonders if this is so