Hugh Jim Bissel, Republican Strategist, Explains Why Last Night was a National Tragedy

Hugh Jim Bissel and some of his Republican strategist friends have spent today thinking about the debate, and how it went wrong. They have reached some conclusions and shared them with Politico, which has shared them with us.

Last night Donald Trump made a gigantic and tragic error. By constantly interrupting Joe Biden, he kept Joe Biden from speaking at length.

And if Joe Biden had spoken at length, then the whole world would have seen clearly what a senile old fool his is.

Perhaps you think I am making this up. No. This from Politico: “[Trump’s] strategy confounded supporters who had giddily approached the first debate thinking it would be a prime opportunity for voters to see the 77-year-old Democratic presidential nominee stumble through answers with rambling responses and cringe-worthy gaffes.”