Democratic party frontrunner keeps issuing actual statements about policy. Republican party frontrunner keeps issuing Megyn Kelly insults.
— Daniel Drezner (@dandrezner) August 10, 2015
Reuters/Ipsos post-debate poll: Trump: 24%, unch Jeb: 12%, down from 17% pre-debate Clinton still trounces Trump http://t.co/SbzELWjsLB
— Felix Salmon (@felixsalmon) August 10, 2015
When your enemy is drowning, throw them an anchor. From the Washington Post:
EXETER, N.H. – Donald Trump’s remarks about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly are offensive, but the rest of the Republican field is equally offensive, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday.
“What Donald Trump said about Megyn Kelly is outrageous, but what the rest of the Republicans are saying about all women is also outrageous,” Clinton said. “They brag about slashing health-care funding, they say they would force women who have been raped to carry their rapist’s child,” and fail to put forward proposals that would help women earn equal pay…
“When one of their major candidates, a much younger man, the senator from Florida, says there should be no exceptions for rape and incest, that is as offensive and as troubling a comment as you can hear from a major candidate running for the presidency,” Clinton said. “The language may be more colorful and more offensive, but the thinking, the attitude, toward women is very much the same. It just is delivered in a different package.”…
In New Hampshire, Clinton also said Trump is “having the time of his life,” and that his political showmanship amounts to “entertainment.” She laughed off her attendance at Trump’s 2005 wedding, saying she was supposed to be in Florida anyway, and decided to go to the wedding “because it’s always entertaining.”…
Trump deserves the backlash he is getting, Clinton said.
“But if we focus on that, we’re making a mistake. What a lot of men on that stage said in that debate was offensive, and I want people to understand that if you just focus on the biggest showman on the stage, you lose the thread here.”…
which will get more coverage in next 24 hours: Trump's poll numbers, or Hillary's college affordability plan?
— Peter Hamby (@PeterHamby) August 10, 2015
Apart from remembering to keep our eyes on the prize, what’s on the agenda for the evening?