While waiting for my TiVo to start recording "Castle" with enough buffer so that I could skip the commercials, I found myself settling in to watch the latest Republican primary debate. (I gather it actually started earlier; apparently NBC was kind enough to tape-delay it for those of us on the West Coast.)
Based on the parts I watched, it seemed to me that Mitt Romney did a much better job than Newt Gingrich did. Romney seemed more coherent and sensible, but I freely admit that is no doubt a product of confirmation bias; I find Romney to be an acceptable candidate, whereas I'm somewhat flabbergasted that Gingrich has survived this long.
What startled me, however, was that I found a decent chunk of what Ron Paul said to be not just coherent, but somewhat persuasive. I don't think there's any confirmation bias there . . . . It does scare me, though.