David Brooks gave Charlie Gibson and George Stephanoupolos an "A" for their performance last night. But his seems to be a minority view. Here's what everybody else is saying:
Sam Boyd, The American Prospect
Will Bunch, Phladelphia Daily News
Michael Grunwald, Time
Reed Hundt, TPM Cafe
Ezra Klein, The American Prospect
Josh Marshall, Talking Points Memo
Greg Mitchell, Editor and Publisher
Katrina Vanden Heuvel, The Nation
As I said in my first posting on this last night, I honestly expected better. The previous ABC debates were far more focussed on policy and legitimate character questions. And Stephanopoulos, in particular, has proven himself a good journalist, running a far more substantive--and revealing--Sunday show than Tim Russert.
Maybe ABC handed out stupid pills before the show?