The G.O.P. Debate: Crowded, Bloated, Sour, and Trump

Amy Davidson, writing for The New Yorker on last night’s Republican debate:

Trump’s core supporters may not mind his performance, even though, at times, he seemed to be insulting people just to stay awake, like a truck driver lighting another cigarette. He was missing what he would call his usual “braggadocious” verve. It’s going to be a strange and pot-holed road on the way to 2016.

Friday, 18 September 2015