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Here are my plans for following the debates since I can't watch it live and they span two days.
1. Shut off all political social media and news following until after the second debate. I don't want "hot takes" or viral clips skewing my perceptions.
2. Watch the debates in their entirely with notebook in hand.
3. Come up with my own "winners and losers" (if I can keep track of all the damn names) and summary.
4. Turn back on political social media and news on Friday after both debates are done and see if my opinion is swayed by insights they share.

It's obviously a very rigorous process but considering my lack of knowledge of so many of the candidates I think it's the most prudent albeit laborious path to take.
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That insane speech at CPAC which should be disqualifying in rational times is considered an example of how Trump will win in 2020 by the right. I get literal chills, not in a good way, when I think of how many Republicans I know that still support this buffoon. I can't help but think less of them because of it. Hopefully they'll come around sooner rather than later but I lose hope each day. I'm basically down to zero now and just hoping that the rest of the country wakes the fuck up and votes this abomination from office in 2020.
Most psychopaths do.
@Brian Ó ? I look to the forgiveness process from other past dark periods in nation's histories that have parallels. The one I jump to most is Mussolini's Italy. Eventually people hopefully get past it. How long? I don't know. I guess that depends on how the history plays out.