The job of a president as communicator in chief is to remind us of the "better angels of our nature." Last night's debate called us not to our aspirations but to our fears. Disregard today's "winner and loser" columns; there were only losers.
Viewers expecting to see a game changing moment or learn something about the candidates are likely to be disappointed by tonight's Republican debate in Las Vegas. But it will be an excellent forum to see who the candidates think we are.