The nation deserves better than that debate. Or does it?

Source: Washington Post
by George F Will

“Jaundiced voters have defined adequacy so far down that they surely were not expecting Thursday evening to feature witty badinage, or even a few stray facts about the nation’s condition or policies for improving it. Rather, such voters wondered: Would Donald Trump temper his loutishness? Could President Biden sustain semi-acuity for 90 minutes? Their questions were answered: no, and no. … The nation deserves better. Or does it? The most depressing of many gloomy thoughts is that for 90 excruciating minutes we saw what, today, a truly representative American government looks like.” (06/28/24)