I actually sat down to watch last night’s Republican presidential debate. (Memo to Fred Thompson: you really need to run especially after yesterday’s video response to Michael Moore – you would have easily beaten the other ten guys on stage)

While there will be much debate on which candidate was triumphant the clear winner last night was Fox News. The questions were sharp, intelligent and tough. The questioners (particularly Chris Wallace) did a good job of pressing for more direct answers when the candidates would evade the questions. Just check out the video montage at National Review’s Media Blog to see the difference between last night’s debate and the first debate on MSNBC.

Democrats would be well served to rethink their position about not holding any debates on Fox News. If you can stand up to a few tough questions from the best political reporters in the business how are you ever going to stand up to America’s real enemies?