The Republican primary has thus far been a festival of outlandish policy. The candidates seem to be competing to craft the tax plan that gives the largest tax cut to the rich while blowing the biggest hole in the deficit (a competition that, as of tonight, Ted Cruz appears to be winning). And the problem is when you ask about those plans, simply stating the facts of the policies sounds like you’re leveling a devastating attack.
This sort of stuff worries me. The two-party system worked so well for so long because there was an actually coherent debate between the two sides. These days, that seems to have gone away completely, to be replaced by rhetoric and ranting.