I managed to
catch only snippets of the previous Republican debates until this
past Wednesday. Usually, the highlights from YouTube provided better
insight than sitting through the actual live feed. Now I know why.
Here’s a snapshot of the first six questions, with some analysis.
Let’s see if we can pick out the missing subtext to each question,
and the overall theme of the debate. I’ve called out the media’s
deliberate use of various
tactics before, but Wednesday night’s showing is one for the
Schmaltzy Lead in rather than a question.