Battle of the Book Tours

In what’s surely one of the greatest victories struck for American democracy since Cornwallis surrendered to Washington, Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain will (finally) debate one-on-one:

“We initially wanted a forum with all of the candidates,” O’Sullivan says. “But when we heard Gingrich say he wanted a more serious debate, like

The Debate in Vegas: BAM! POW!! OOOF!!!

I am just loving these Republican debates. There was a moment last night, when Mitt Romney put his hand on Rick Perry’s shoulder and Perry gave him a cowboy glare and it seemed that it might come to fisticuffs. The moment was averted when Perry froze in catatonic anger, as is his wont, and Romney retreated into smartest-kid-in-class …

Presidential Debate Overload

On the eve of yet another Republican presidential debate, Fred Barnes makes an important point in the Wall Street Journal: Presidential debates have acquired a ridiculously outsized role in the nominating process:

The debates

About Last Night’s Debate

Michael Scherer does a nifty job of recapping last night’s debate. A few miscellaneous musings of my own:

-How many Republicans tuned in to catch their first glimpse of frontrunner Rick Perry and were stunned by his faltering performance? Hailed for his swagger and brio, the Texas governor was bloodied by a flurry of jabs and …

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