No, the debate was not between MSNBC and Politico, it was between the 2012 Republican candidates.
Rick Perry's smirk and Jon Huntsman's tan both scream don't trust me.
I guess it will be Perry-Huntsman.
Ron Paul eloquently explains where Ronald Reagan went wrong, with Nancy Reagan sitting in the front row of her husband's library. You don't see that kind of integrity at the top of a ticket.
Michele Bachmann says she'll take in all the children Rick Santorum wants to kick off of food stamps.
Herman Cain wants to replace Social Security with a Chilean sea bass, served with some fava beans and a nice chianti.
Newt Gingrich rallies the Eight Musketeers against the evil Cardinal Richelieu, all for one and one for all is not how a primary works.
Mitt Romney is too hapless to mock. Apparently he has never done anything right in his whole life.
So who was the debate winner? Barack Obama, I'm afraid. Whose bright idea was it to schedule a Republican debate to be followed by analysis from MSNBC's lean leftward lineup? Ed Schultz, Al Sharpton, Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O'Donnell, Eugene Robinson, and Chris Matthews.