If you're interested in contemporaneous comments, Mark Landsbaum and I blogged pretty steadily on the Register's Orange Punch blog during this afternoon's "civil forum" with Obama and McCain at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church in Orange County. Mandie Russell, our editorial intern last summer, attended the event in person and had some comments afterward as well. If I may say so, I was pretty close to as radical as I get in some of my comments.
It lived up to its billing as a civil event -- a bit unusual but somewhat interesting in that Warren asked each candidate the same questions separately, with Obama going first while McCain was in a "cone of silence" so he couldn't hear Obama's answers. Somewhat revealing, and it will certainly boost Rick Warren's prestige. As I noted in an earlier Orange Punch blog, however, it was just on the edge of proper. I don't remember Jesus and Paul being all that eager to cozy up to the principalities and powers.