– Was immigration good for American Indians?
– Were the Founding Fathers white supremacists?
– Polls show women are less pro-choice than men. Why do you think that is?
– Should American citizens be able to speak English?
– Should your party nominate another white person? Isn’t important that the nominee reflects the voters it represents?
– Do you like socialism?
– Which country is America’s greatest ally?
Each one of those is a figurative nuclear bomb that would leave a crater where the candidate who did anything other than obfuscate like hell to avoid giving any semblance of an answer had been standing.
As it happened, the toughest question I caught in the first debate was “what do you say to voters who are afraid you’ll take away their guns?” Sigh.
Tulsi winning the Drudge poll shouldn’t shock. The avatar of the populist movement is an isolationist at heart. https://t.co/R1hnUdXN1M
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) June 27, 2019
If “isolationist” is a dog whistle for anti-Semitic and everyone who is critical of deadly wars is an isolationist, what does that tell us abo–uh, never mind. I support starving Yemeni children, pinky swear, just leave me alone!