1. Memo to Brokaw: The Social Security system is not "in crisis." That was settled three years ago. Get caught up.
2. I never have high expectations for campaign/media events that focus on what are euphemistically called the "undecideds." But I have to say that, overall, the quality of questions last night seemed to me to be much higher than what the "undecideds" were asking four years ago. Samuel Johnson was right: fear does concentrate the mind wonderfully.