Friday, September 18, 2015
The GOP Debate According To Paul Krugman
Paul Krugman has the virtue of writing an opinion column for the NYT; consequently, he does not have to conform to the journalistic custom of reporting on the debate as if it were a sporting event in which some scored more points than others. David Brooks has a similar position at the NYT. He declared that the winners were Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina. His op-ed explains why they would be great for the country. After reading the Krugman op-ed you may appreciate the skill the David Brooks exercises in maintaining the fictions about their ability to run our nation. Brooks knows how to put lipstick on a pig. According to Brooks, Rubio and Fiorina were the only candidates that did not fall flat on their faces. Brooks has a tougher job than Krugman. He had to find something good in the debate. Its hard to believe that this is the best that we can do in selecting our leaders.