The candidates are indeed impressive and well versed, but this is supposed to be a debate and no one is really debating. The campaign advisors must have told their candidates “don’t argue.” There appears to be no question Russert and Williams can come up with to generate any conflict. In general, Romney is at his best when talking economics; McCain shines when he’s talking Iraq strategy and spending reduction. In other words, this is nothing we haven’t heard or seen before. Rudy’s team is busy e-mailing oppo on his opponents, but unless Rudy articulates these arguments they amount to little.