what democracy would that be?
perhaps, mr shapiro, you will allow me to classify the usa as an elective monarchy?
whether or no, the quality of the debate was at least as good as the quality of the american electorate. they have, after all, elected king george the w twice.the republican candidates are notably less 'presidential', in their debates. they have to convince rednecks and bible bashers of their sympathy for 'american values'.