Like most of the previous outings, I didn’t watch the debate last night on CNN from Des Moines, but that’s never stopped me from posting about it. I rely on a variety of pundits to tell me what I missed.
Kate Riga at TPM: Candidates’ Best and Worst Moments.
Eugene Robinson at the Washington Post: Reason to Hope for a Happy Outcome.
Jennifer Rubin, also at the Washington Post: Klobuchar and Biden won.
Chris Cillizza at CNN: No, Mayor Pete and Elizabeth Warren won.
Benjamin Wallace-Wells at The New Yorker: The Democrats’ State of Stasis.
I have yet to be convinced that the debates have produced anything substantial, and yet there will be more of them, produced with all the fanfare of the next reality show. But I sincerely doubt that history will record the next president of the United States became so just because he or she impressed a newspaper columnist or blogger.