Well, the thoughts are my own, but they are formed from second hand sources as I missed the debate as it aired. From all the accounts I've read, my main thought has been, "And you wanted to dump this guy?" The VP made Edwards look like the ambulance-chaser that he is. About the only possible gotcha the Dems can possibly claim is that Dick and John had met since Edwards' election to the senate. By all accounts, however, those meetings were outside the Senate chamber, heck they weren't even on the Hill.
"But what about Halliburton?" is the refrain from the Dems. When they can name EVEN ONE other company that could do the work, I'll take that question seriously. I'm sorry but that was not a job for Ben and Jerry's.