Oh My Sides HurtRudepundit gives us what Edwards should have said. I was crying laughing.
(incidentally, after the debate and thanks to the miracle of the internet, I visited a few dozen local and national media outlets and checked their polls, and all of them except one had Edwards winning the debate by 80-90% or more. Everyone except Tulsa, which had it Cheney 61-Edwards 39. What is wrong with those people?)