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Trump capitalizes on ludicrous debate

Trump capitalizes on ludicrous debate

Last week, I switched over to Fox News'Republican debate immediately after watching the Canadian federal leaders' debate. (Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper faces re-election on Oct. 19th). Thankfully, culture shock can't kill you.

Normally, in political debate, a candidate is asked a question, offers a response, and then the other candidates can weigh in with their own answers. This allows for viewers to see contrasts, for candidates to fact-check each other, and for moderators to do the same. None of this happened in the Republican debate.

The questions were loaded and overly tactical, seemingly designed to maximize shock and entertainment value. For example,...