Atlantic Council Senior Adviser Harlan Ullman writes for United Press International on the first US Republican Presidential debate:

Amid great fanfare and hype last week, particularly by the Fox News Channel who sponsored the first debate among seventeen presidential hopefuls, the “A” team of ten followed an earlier warm up by the junior varsity of seven whose standing in the polls did not warrant a prime time slot.

For those anxious to hear specific policies and visions molded by facts and clear-headed analysis, disappointment was predictable. The debate was largely theater and entertainment occasionally interlaced with fantasy and delusion.

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