No getting around it, this debate is just amazingly boring. I have to imagine it seems that way from a variety of political perspectives. True, debates aren’t judged properly by entertainment factors. But ‘boring’ in this case is largely a matter of its not being engaging because nothing is actually happening. TPM Reader JB says this debate is like watching serial infomercials. I have to imagine that the audience for the next GOP debate will drop off dramatically. Engagement, tough questions, quite simply fighting generates new information. You learn things. This debate is painfully awful.