"Which of you is more handsome and why?"

"Which of you is more handsome and why?"

by digby

Remember when Ted Cruz said this at the debate last night?
The contrast with the Democratic debate, where every fawning question from the media was, “Which of you is more handsome and why?”
First of all, why would that be a softball question? It actually sounds like the creepiest of gotchas. But setting that aside, take a look at the first question to Hillary Clinton:

COOPER: Thank you, all. It is time to start the debate.

Are you all ready?


All right. Let's begin. We're going to be discussing a lot of the issues, many of the issues, important issues that you have brought up. But I want to begin with concerns that voters have about each of the candidates here on this stage that they have about each of you.

Secretary Clinton, I want to start with you. Plenty of politicians evolve on issues, but even some Democrats believe you change your positions based on political expediency.

You were against same-sex marriage. Now you're for it. You defended President Obama's immigration policies. Now you say they're too harsh. You supported his trade deal dozen of times. You even called it the "gold standard". Now, suddenly, last week, you're against it.

Will you say anything to get elected?

Yes, it was a real lovefest.

But for whatever reason the only Democrats who whined like a 2 year old was the conservative Jim Webb who pouted for a few days and then took his ball and went home.

Wingnuts are very sensitive.