I sat through the VP debates much as I did through the Presidential debate saying to myself "why didn't he say this and why didn't he point out that etc. etc." While I thought Cheney did quite well ( I especially liked when he didn't feel the need to use every nanosecond of his time and simply quit speaking when he felt he had made his point) however again I felt as many chances were missed. Bush and Cheney appear to have prepared to debate issues with someone who knew something about the realities of the large picture and ended up appearing frustrated that it's been dominated by talking points and minutia. IMHO they are missing the opportunity to portray thier opponents as people who are avoiding the big picture and confront the myriads of promises that the Dems simply can't afford or deliver. As Emeril would say, they need to "kick it up a notch" and act like the superior people that they are and point out the ignorance of micro-managing everything. The GOP continues to fail at hammering home the fact that it is A GLOBAL WAR on terror and that appeasing the Dems by capturing bin Laden would only be a blip on the screen of what we are really up against. As good ole Dad would say, they need to tell the Dems "how the cow ate the cabbage" and inform them what the world situation is REALLY like. The line from Saturday Night Live News by Dan Akroyd might suffice too. " Jane (read John)--you ignorant slut "