Live From CNN.com

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Oct 07, 2008 8:29 PM
Greetings from CNN.com (the website, not the cable channel).  I'm on with Jane Hamsher who can be read at www.firedoglake.com

We are scheduled to do another hit at 8:40 PM (ET).  You can watch it here.

Here's my take on tonight:  McCain obviously needs to change the momentum -- and soon.  Tonight is the obvious opportunity for that.  But while a lot of people are saying he needs to hit a home run tonight, I don't think that's necessarily true. 

The best way I can explain my theory is to use sports as the metaphor.  Often it is not a homerun -- or a huge play -- that changes momentum.  Usually, there is some small thing -- a dropped ball in baseball -- a fumble in football -- that begins the process. 

McCain doesn't need to knock-out Obama tonight.  But he does need to get something started ...