WASHINGTON (CNN) - Finally, Democrat Arianna Huffington and Republican Mike Murphy have gotten to the issue that matters most – who has the best tie? Murphy is convinced that the classic red tie look is "over hyped" so mark a few points off for John Edwards. Meanwhile, according to Huffington, Senator Obama does well with his "simple blue tie." Both Murphy and Huffington concur that the sparkly ties are far far too distracting. Senator Clinton isn't exempt from this 'debate within a debate' – according to Huffington the Senator's pearls soften her appearance, just like a good tie on the gentlemen.
- CNN contributor Josh Lipsky