I didn't post last night about the Republican debate because I was on an airplane, but since it was a JetBlue airplane I had TV reception and was able to watch the whole thing on the seatback in front of me. Admittedly, I slept through part of it, but I saw at least the first hour of it.
I turned on CNN in my hotel this morning and heard talking heads yammering about how there were "no fireworks." Oh, too bad!
On the subject of the media's ridiculous hunger for emotional outbursts, watch this "Daily Show" clip:
But let's discuss the debate. I thought Mitt Romney was especially good. Beginning with the first question, he let us see some of the depth of his expertise on economic matters.
Meanwhile, John McCain was challenged on a statement of his that conceded he was not well-versed on economics. McCain seemed to deny that he'd said any such thing. I say "seemed" because it was a little hedged: "I don't know where you got that statement." But as TPM makes painfully clear, he has disparaged his own understanding of economics on several occasions.
Romney must be terribly pleased that the central issue in the campaign is suddenly economics.