By Purple Walrus Press contributor Brooks Parola, formerly of Flint Town.
The thing to always remember about debates is that candidates are often perceived as having won not based on anything substantive that they said, but rather based on the zingers they inflict on their opponent.
We all remember Lloyd Bentsen telling Quayle he was no Jack Kennedy, but nothing else from that debate.
And this is what we need to keep in mind when choosing who’s best to debate Trump. Trump will “win” every debate against someone unable to withstand his nonstop attacks, and who is unable to offer a quick counter. They must be able to expose him for the fool and shyster that he is. That’s just as important as getting across the DNC message.