You know, if I did not have such a trusting nature, I would accuse CNN, intentionally or not, of skewing that debate toward Rudy Giuliani. Wolf Blitzer seemed very inclined to toss the easiest softball follow-ups to Rudy. Romney, my guy, was almost shut out of the second half of the debate. Or at least it looked that way to me.
As I noted over on Article VI Blog, Dean Barnett's comment is important:
I wonder how many of these engagements John Kerry won in 2004. And I know how many George W. Bush won in 2000 – 0. My point is that while we political junkies groove on these things, the rest of America has better ways to spend its time.Update: This YouTube video from Fox this morning is, in a word, fascinating:
Romney won? Wow. From what the pundits wrote, who'd a-thunk it?