The reviews appear to be unanimous. For Republican committee members, yesterday's aggressively-billed, epic, hinge-of-history interrogation of Hillary Clinton was something ranging from a catastrophe to, as The Washington Examiner's Byron York put it, "a bust." Erick Erickson called it a "waste of time." It went downhill from there.
Obsessing about Clinton's friend who didn't seem to have anything to do with anything was either bemoaned or ridiculed across the board. I saw it as more than anything the GOP committee members' long, desperate twilight struggle to find out what they were even trying to talk about. The mission was not successful. Though they left it all on the field ... of battle.
I think it wasn't just a no news event and thus by definition good news for Hillary, as Byron put it. I think it was a good deal more.
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