Well, at least for tonight. It doesn't bode well that Mike McCurry would whinge about Bush not copping to his failures. If that's the spin plan they devised, they're in deep shit. Only an idiot would look at that debate and think that Bush had the upper hand, but Bush has always been more adept at controlling the media coverage. Look for a very aggressive rescripting of history in the next 48 hours to make Bush appear the victor.
I doubt Kerry's spin doctors are up to the challenge. The good news is that his performance was strong enough that the best Bush can hope to do is minimize the damage.