5 takeaways from the GOP debate (Glenn Thrush) from Politico
"Fox's real-time fact check reveals Trump's vulnerabilities. Halfway through Thursday’s melee in Detroit, pollster Frank Luntz tweeted that his focus group of Republican voters selected the following word to describe the proceedings: “embarrassing.” Here are five takeaways. ... The instant fact-check should be a feature of every debate — if the campaigns allow it, which they most certainly will not."
MANY GOPers think that The Donald will somehow have Hillary for lunch at one-on-one debates in the general. I think these folks are deeply delusional! As a practical matter, Trump has barely held his own in even his best debates -- and that was in front of overwhelmingly Republican audiences and against opponents who were only marginally less knuckle-headed than he was! -- Nuggetsman