So I thought that tonight's debate was like a low scoring football game with lots of running plays, short passes, and defense.
Palin looked like a rookie quarterback who memorized an abbreviated playbook. She ran a vanilla offense with lots of short screen passes and five yard outs. She initally appeared timid and nervous but seemed more relaxed as the game progressed. She didn't turn the ball over, nor did she throw any touchdown passes. She lead her team down the field and they converted 4 field goals.
Biden on the other hand looked like an old veteran quarterback who also didn't display much of a passing attack, but he was able to manage the game like a veteran quarterback should. He didn't turn the ball over, didn't pass for a score, but he successfully converted a key 4th down which led to his team's 5th field goal.
All in all, neither quarterback was impressed or unimpressed considering all of the great defense. Palin has a lot to learn and I don't think she is ready to be a starter in the NFL.
With Biden you pretty much know what to expect because of his years in the NFL. He may have lost a step or two, but he knows how to read defenses and check down to his second or third receiver when he needs too.