Given the fact that I tuned out portions of the debate I'll keep my analysis on a more superficial level. If I had to give an overall winner of the debate, I'd give it to Duceppe. He was able to speak confidently and attack Paul Martin on many issues notably his involvement in various scandals (CSL, Adscam, etc.). Martin didn't do that badly, I expected him to get flustered and look bad. He didn't shoot himself and was able to carry on, but nothing ground breaking. Jack Layton did his thing, but didn't move the ball either way for me. Finally I thought Stephen Harper was greatly disadvantaged. Although he spoke well, he wasn't able to speak with a lot of emotion since he had to concentrate on his French. That's it for my super in depth analysis.
Random thoughts from the debate: -Jack Layton has a weird accent in French. (Maybe Italian?) -Stephen Harper is better looking than Jack Layton. -I wonder how the media played the results of this thing??? -I'm really starting to like Gilles Duceppe... Is that wrong?