A more appealing and competent set of primary candidates might have stopped this. A responsible Republican Party, mindful of the national interest, not obsessed with thwarting President Obama, might have stopped it. In a better political era, both parties — not just the Democrats — would have nominated qualified candidates who could answer Americans’ concerns about terrorism and war, climate and the economy, immigration and racial healing, education and public safety.
But not this year.
The New York Times on last night’s Presidential debate.