Well, I stayed up last night to listen to the Great Debate.
At the end, my feelings were, that from the perspective of your average listener, it was roughly a 50/50 draw. Instead the end-of-debate informal poll showed these shocking numbers about who the audience believed was more convincing:
Corsi seemed to have a lot of his "facts" wrong as Ruppert ran through a long list of errors in his book. Corsi replied that it was just the first edition and explained that first editions can be expected to have a lot of errors.
Corsi also kept repeating a list of all the times the department of energy had predicted we would run out of oil dating back to about 100 years ago. His conclusion was that if we didn't run out of oil before we wouldn't run out in the future. This is akin to an overweight person saying, "Well, I've been putting on ten pounds a year for the past 15 years and it hasn't killed me so far, so I have nothing to worry about in the future."
This logic is very reassuring.
I think Ruppert loses some credibility when he talks about who he believes was really responsible for the 9-11 attack. It would be best if he left that subject to someone else if he wants to be a spokesman for Peak Oil. I winced when it came up briefly last night.
I don't know if the debate will be available for download.