From Big Bird to binders to bayonets
It's too bad the debate focused so much on the Middle East, a region of which most Americans know little and would probably prefer to know even less. How many caught this geographical howler:
Russia, China, Europe, and Latin America got little mention. It would have been interesting to see Romney flounder through a discussion of the EU, many of whose economies are being devastated by the same kind of austerity policies the Republicans advocate for our own country.
Andrew Sullivan live-blogged the debate and has a round-up of pundit reactions. See blogger commentary from Liberal Values, Juan Cole, Booman Tribune, The Reaction, Politicus USA, Bob Cesca, and Taegan Goddard (for right-wing views, see Hot Air, David Frum, and Race42012). And, yes, horses and bayonets is the top zinger of the debate.