By RICHARD ROEPER
Jim Lehrer: "The audience here has promised to remain silent." In the history of these debates, has that promise ever been kept through the entire evening? You know there's going to be a moment when someone gets a big laugh or an applause line, and Lehrer has to remind everyone to stay quiet.
And then it'll happen again. It's not like they're going to clear the room if the crowd occasionally applauds or breaks into laughter.