I’m glad the debates are over. Making myself sit through them all probably had a negative effect on my health…..
And one older article:
But I think this passage is what really sums up this entire series of debates:
it’s provided many occasions to engage in a thought experiment called “Imagine Mitt Romney. …” Imagine Mitt Romney being captured on tape bragging about grabbing women “by the pussy.” Imagine Mitt Romney staying up until 3 am frantically tweeting about a sex tape. Imagine Mitt Romney defending the time he called a woman fat.
Imagine if Romney had dodged a question about his Supreme Court philosophy with a personal attack on a justice. Imagine if Romney had threatened NATO as if it were a protection racket. Imagine if Romney had accused President Obama of being Putin’s puppet. Imagine if Romney had been unable to lay out a coherent policy on the single issue that launched his campaign.
Trump’s bizarre debate performances have so adjusted our expectations that we’ve forgotten what a normal election even looks like.
Now I need to go and heal myself with some 90s retro pop culture…..