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.

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