Here is America’s travesty: Last night in Detroit, the 2016 presidential candidate, the one with far and away the best formula for America—Rand Paul—is long gone. The honorable Dr. Ben Carson also has fallen by the wayside. When looking at remaining Republican and Democratic candidates, it looks as if Americans are going to send to the White House (1) a policy-bereft, self-aggrandizer, with zero government experience or (2) a habitual liar, morally deficient, national security risk.
For their part, the four Republicans on stage in Detroit showed, if they showed anything, Americans that they were either (A) totally ignorant on foreign policy or (B) lock step (or worse) with the failed McCain, Graham, Wolfowitz, Libby, Kristol, Kagan (Bush was a pawn here) neocon foreign policy theme that gave America the debacles in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria.
Sorting through the minutia of last night’s well-run Fox debate accomplishes nothing, as apparently little was said that is going to change many viewers’ minds. The candidates performed pretty much as expected. And Americans are now left in a quandary, unlikely to be resolved to the benefit of the country or most of its citizens.
Watch the debate below:
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