Besides all the questions about Iraq and Iran and Social Security, the Democrats also faced some more offbeat queries as presidential debates go.
During the 30-second lightning round at Dartmouth College, moderator Tim Russert of NBC News asked the candidates about their favorite Bible verse.
And Alison King of NECN, warning them that it might be their most important answer of the night, asked whether they would support the Red Sox or Yankees.
For those of you who didn't stay awake to the bitter end Wednesday night, here's a quick rundown:
- Joe Biden: Christ's warning about the Pharisees from the gospel according to John; Yankees.
- Hillary Clinton: The golden rule from the gospel according to Luke; Yankees.
- Chris Dodd: The parable of the Good Samaritan from Luke; Sox.
- John Edwards: Christ's admonition to help the least among us from the gospel according to Matthew; Sox.
- Mike Gravel: Love as the most important value, apparently from Paul's letter to the Corinthians; Sox.
- Dennis Kucinich: St. Francis's prayer to make us instruments of peace; Cleveland Indians.
- Barack Obama: Sermon on the Mount from the gospel according to Matthew; White Sox.
- Bill Richardson: Sermon on the Mount from Matthew; Sox.