LIVEBLOGGING THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES' DEBATE: I'd say that Mike Gravel improved his situation the most: "Gravel... that's news to me. I didn't even know he was still alive!"
Still alive! Getting that news out is an essential first step in a campaign.
UPDATE: Hey, Gravel-mania threatens to explode: "Where did this guy come from? . . . I suspect he is going to gain a LOT of attention and some popularity." It's a trend!
ANOTHER UPDATE: This rapid rise has already produced a wave of Gravel-Bashing: "I still don't like Gravel. I think he's crazy."
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you. Then they attack you. Then you win." One debate and he's already to stage three! Watch for people to start poaching his campaign staff.
MORE: A sure sign of momentum in a campaign -- pundits are starting to suck up to the candidate: "Gravel was direct and tough on the other candidates during the debate. He also certainly provided the funniest moments of the debate. We have not given him enough attention and for this we apologize. Here is a link to his campaign website."