I just heard eternal prom date Howard Fineman (doesn’t he always look so pleased and relieved just to be on camera?) say that the debaters last night, specifically Romney and Perry, acted like they were in a boxing match.
That’s exactly the way CNN wanted it, so we can say they succeeded I guess.
Jared Bernstein in the Washington Post today had a harsh word for the hosts:
“. . . . the debate had a clear loser, and it was Anderson Cooper and CNN . . ”
I think he’s too kind to CNN; Cooper didn’t chose himself to moderate the debate.