14 October 2015
Listening to the Democratic debate, I'm struck by how little pandering to petty issues and populist ignorance there was, relative to the Republican debates. Watching Bernie Sanders and Lincoln Chafee, one's struck immediately by a sense of dignity. A lot of Anderson Cooper's questions were asinine. To the candidates' credit, they often refused to go along with some of the silly lines of questioning he put forth. All of the candidates were clearly very knowledgeable--capable of talking about issues in considerable detail. Watching McCarthy unravel in the last few weeks (I honestly had no idea what he was talking about each time he opened his mouth), it's a breath of fresh to hear people actually debate and discuss real issues.