People act like this is a surprise. The moronic Republicans allow rabid leftists to "moderate" these debates then they're mortified when they do everything they can to help out their leftist comrades. What a shock. As long as the Republicans are willing to suffer from these self-inflicted wounds they're going to get them. Props to Schieffer for doing a nice job, although he caught so much hell from the left I can't imagine he'd do such a decent job again.