Two final observations (for this morning anyway) about last night’s debate.
First, why am I reminded of the old saying about why you should never wrestle with a pig: You get really really messy, and the pig likes it.
Second, let us recall Abraham Lincoln in his first major speech, the Lyceum Address of 1838:
“From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia…could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.”