Reality takes a beating in latest Republican debateQuicklink submitted By Judy Swindler Permalink
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There's always chatter about who "wins" or "loses" at debates, but there was one clear loser last night: reality.
"I can appreciate why “Presidential Candidates Lie To Win Votes” is a dog-bites-man headline, but last night wasn’t so much about dishonesty as it was about feeling stuck in a “Twilight Zone” episode. Jon Chait concluded, “In a debate where chastened moderators avoided interruptions or follow-ups, the candidates were free to inhabit any alternate reality of their choosing, unperturbed by inconvenient facts.”