I didn't see the debate, but the blogosphere is white hot with praise for Fred Thompson's performance in the South Carolina debate last night. StopTheACLU has a great round up of reactions. Dig this major league smackdown of Mike Huckabee by Fred.
Even Mittens' lap dog, Hugh Hewitt, claims that Fred won the debate, perhaps the first time in months that Hugh has claimed anyone on the planet has done anything better than Mittens.
Update: I just watched much of the debate over at YouDecide2008. Fred was smokin'!
The losers were Rudy and Mittens. They simply disappeared. Ron Paul is clearly insane, so I don't think judging his debate performance really matters. Huckabee did very well. McCain fell somewhere in between.