I ended up twitter-blogging the debate. You can check my thread at Twitter.com/cdierkes. I missed the first little bit.
My basic take is the format was God-awful. Especially near the end. Russia is the Evil Empire: Discuss. What if Iran bombed Israel? Discuss.
What if a giant asteroid was coming down to pulverize earth–is Bruce Willis too old now to save us?
Update I: (Day After). Thanks to Scott who pointed out the Twitter link wasn’t working. Sorry about that. I had it locked (I guess that was the default setting and I just wasn’t paying attention). So the link is now good.