For John, BLUF: It was a long debate and things could have been missed. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Ms Imani Gandy was flat out wrong when she said, on Democracy Now, today, that no question was asked in last evening's debate about pay inequality. Flat. Out. Wrong.
Here, from The Old Gray Lady, is Ms Becky Quick's question:
Senator Cruz, working women in this country still earn just 77 percent of what men earn. And I know that you’ve said you’ve been very sympathetic to our cause. But you’ve also you said that the Democrats’ moves to try and change this are the political show votes.Why I remember is that at the time I thought the Candidate should have turned it around and asked her how much less she was paid than the other Moderators. That would have provided the basis for the rest of the answer.
I just wonder what you would do as President to try and help in this cause?
The unforced errors just keep on coming.
Then there was Ms Gandy's complaint that not enough was asked about "reproductive rights". I would have thought that after the members of The View described Dr Ben Carson's not unreasonable response to the issue as "despicable" that some folks would have pulled their head back in their shell as a sign that they knew they were way over the top. Despicable? So, do we find that most of the nation, which thinks that while abortion should be legal, think it should be limited, are despicable? Even the ones watching The View, or are they only the other 20%?
I was disappointed in Democracy Now and moved on to other things this morning.
Regards — Cliff