Michael Barone


  ” I compared the first presidential debate to
the Battle of Little Big Horn. This second
presidential debate seemed to me like one
of those Civil War battles—I’m not enough
of a Civil War buff to say which one—in
which both armies battered each other but
neither came out a clear victor and the war
went on. This strikes me as one of those
presidential debates, like most presidential
debates, in which most Democratic voters
believe the Democratic candidate won and
most Republican voters believe the
Republican candidate won. “