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Only in a news organization do people gather around the TV to watch presidential debates. Though with the big debut of Fred Thompson yesterday, there was a little more excitement than usual (not for a love of Mr. Thompson, mind you, but because finally something was different in one of these things. But that's a debate for another time). The consensus seems to be that he fell a little flat, with a few stumbles, some odd expressions, and one good zinger directed at Mitt Romney (though, in fairness, Romney's zinger was better). And the latest poll numbers out of Iowa show it's now Romney and Thompson in the top two spots (Hillary Clinton took the lead over John Edwards among Democrats). Did you catch any of the debate, or just clips of Fred Thompson? How'd he do? And if you've actually seen and of the candidates in person, what's your impression?