Who won? No one
Who won the first battle of words between Joe Biden and Donald Trump?
No one. Absolutely no one. Not Chris Wallace. Not the audience. Certainly not Americans. Not the world.
Perhaps the real winners are those who are keen on witnessing the demise of what had once been the world's finest country, once an exemplary paragon of democracy – filled to the brim with what Trump terms "very fine people". It's tragic, but it's also a poignant reminder that the end of democracy begins not with a "Bang!", but a desperate, drawn-out cry for help, followed by an interpolation of pregnant pauses and cacophonous noises.
How is one to summarise the spectacle that had taken place on Tuesday evening? ...