Oct. 29 1999 1:02 AM

Wednesday night, Al Gore and Bill Bradley faced off in their first televised "town hall" of the campaign. The Iowa market was underwhelmed. Gore's share price dropped slightly by Thursday afternoon--but so did Bradley's. The only players who seem to have increased their value Wednesday night are the New York Yankees.

Will Saletan writes about politics, science, technology, and other stuff for Slate. He’s the author of Bearing Right.