Thursday night’s debate raised more profound questions than who won and who lost.
First, I’ll give you my scorecard – briefly, because you’ve already been deluged with post-debate analysis.
I thought Paul Ryan came out on the winning end the encounter. Notice I didn’t say he won the encounter. That would ascribe too much responsibility to him.
Ryan won because the other guy acted like a loutish, slightly deranged bully, while Ryan mostly kept his cool in a deeply strange situation.