Much of it was temporarily fascinating. And at the same time utterly forgettable.
What will endure? What will fade faster than a campaign promise?
The answers depend, in part, on who wins Tuesday night.
If Barack Obama becomes president, he and Michelle may soon be fist-bumping on the White House portico.
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Image: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., right, bumps fists with Ethan Gibbs, 5, a son of Sen. Obama`s communications director Robert Gibbs, at Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Va.