I guess the question is, does anyone think any minds were changed or made up as a result of this debate? I think this played out pretty much as people expected, so it probably won’t move the needle much one way or the other.
One thing that irritates me is Democrats playing the victim with regard to the SCOTUS situation. Messaging should be, “Republicans have every legal right to create a 6-3 conservative majority in the SC. If you’re comfortable with that or a 7-2 or even an 8-1 conservative majority, vote Republican. If you want to restore balance to the court, vote for us.” I think that message would appeal to a lot of moderates who don’t want to see the court skew too far one way or the other.
And, why not rib Trump on the NYT piece - “How do you turn your dad’s fortune into a $400 million IOU?” That just seems like crappy preparation.