"And his simple, direct, big questions brought out something we don’t usually see in a presidential face-off; in this forum, as opposed to a read-the-prompter speech, or even a debate focused on the issues of the moment, the candidates were forced to call on everything they had — the things they have done and learned throughout their lives. And the fact is, John McCain has lived a much bigger life than Barack Obama. That’s not a slam at Obama; McCain has lived a much bigger life than most people. But it still made Obama look small in comparison. McCain was the clear winner of the night."
Not that the truth will stop some of the babble from the Usual Suspects that McCain was tipped in advance about the questions.
Here's how Rick Warren answered:
"'A source at the debate tells me that McCain had access to some communications devices in the few minutes before he went on stage with you and that there was a monitor in his green room, in violation of the debate rules.'
'That's absolutely a lie, absolutely a lie. That room was totally free, with no monitors--a flat out lie.'"