Hell In Des Moines

God, I'm glad I didn't sit through that one. I gave myself a flu-pass. But here's the potted blogreax: Wolcott:

The glossiest domino is Mitt Romney, of course, who does himself no favors by getting testily anal about how much time he's being alloted, though he's a portrait in deportment compared to Alan Keyes, who seems to have stored up a pissload of anger, resentment, and righteous petulance until the right camera opportunity came along for maximum martyred posturing.

Ambers:

Romney and Huckabee were like two cultivars of fine Iowa maize.

Best line - Thompson's on the moderator:

I am not sure how these other candidates plan to defeat al-Qaeda when they can't even take on Carolyn Washburn. The format of this debate was more of a joke than a Mike Huckabee foreign policy answer.

Oh, and breaking news: K-Lo thinks Romney won! No word yet on who Hewitt thought did best. You'll just have to wait for that one.