I HAVEN’T WATCHED TONIGHT’S DEBATE, BUT THIS TAKE FROM A FRIEND ON FACEBOOK SOUNDS APT: “So much for the ‘return dignity to the White House’ trope. Sheesh, what a low-rent crew.”

ANOTHER UPDATE: From another friend: “I haven’t watched all the Dem debate tonight, but I’ve seen enough to see one thing clearly. The main reason Comrade Sanders is leading is that the rest of the field is absolutely terrible. Between Vice President Yells at Clouds, the Fake Indian, the Boy Mayor of a Town Smaller than Round Rock, the two Movie Supervillains and the Forgettable Senator, this is surely the weakest major party presidential field ever.”