Phil and Jim, I personally think there’s a lot to be said for the Hugh Hewitt approach. Why should I spend all that time actually watching the debates when I can rely on press clippings from the campaigns themselves? That would also comport with the theory that the best way to determine a candidate’s views is to ask the candidate himself. Well, this would actually be asking the candidate’s spin team I suppose, but even better since they know best, right Hugh? The clippings game is fairly amusing since multiple candidates cite the same author for evidence their guy “won.” In fact we all write things that mention the good and the bad moments from the various candidates and with a few exceptions each of the candidates probably did himself some good and earned a few pixels of praise yesterday. Whether it also opened up a can of worms for Romney is what we’ll all see this week. The other, ever so helpful, campaigns have been sending lots of interview transcripts suggesting Romney is having to answer more and more questions on his abortion stance(s). We’ll see if Iowa straw poll voters are affected.