I stopped watching presidential debates in 2000. I remember the one where Al Gore got all made up like a drag queen and was sighing like a soap star to everything George W. Bush said.
To me, it showed that Gore was an absolute idiot, not to be trusted with burnt match, let alone the nuclear football.
But he still won the popular vote, so what do I know?
The first debate (oh yes, there will be more) was massively overhyped, like a combination of the Superbowl and the seventh game in the World Series/NBA finals.
In fact, it's the least important debate because by the end of the month, no one will remember it.
Besides, for all the people claiming so-and-so won, there is no actual score. It's like those pointless arguments between superfans over whose team is better. "Yeah, you beat us ten games in a row, but you still suck."
Imagine a world where perception decides victory. This would only empower the most delusional of partisans.
In such a place the University of Michigan would never lose a game. Ever.
Yeah, count me out.
Based on the post-debate coverage, I see that Nate Silver claims Hillary won while Dilbert Guy (Scott Adams) says Trump lost the debate but won the argument.
Given that Adams has been eerily prescient and Silver has stepped on his dick continuously since this campaign began, I'll hand the victory to Trump.