How many undecided voters in New Hampshire watched the debate last night? How many of the people who watched the debate last night already knew who they were going to vote for?
How many minds were changed last night?
I used to watch this stuff religiously. Then I lost my religion. Debates and other political events are performances. They are all about perception, opinion, and spin. Unlike the football game we will be watching today, there are no rules setting forth how debates are won or lost. There is no official score. There is lots of instant replay however.
The conventional wisdom/media narrative is that Marco Rubio lost the debate last night. But the reality is that he is no more or less qualified to be POTUS than he was yesterday.
On Tuesday there will be some votes cast. A relatively minuscule number of votes in an otherwise inconsequential state. The bloviating gasbags will tell us what it all means. Then the media’s attention will shift to South Carolina and Nevada for a couple weeks.