This is an interesting take on the final debate, Time Magazine, hardly a bastion of conservatism, gave McCain higher marks, saying:
Avoided the policy weeds, as usual, but sounded more engaged on his economic program, presenting a clear, thematic argument. He was also good on climate change, trade, taxes, and spending. It was an impressive performance from a politician who is generally more comfortable offering broad statements and displaying his compelling personality, than focusing on detail and nitty-gritty.
More responses forthcoming, the campaign's summary here.