Dr. Ralph, who is the Laurel to my Hardy on this site, enjoys asking "where were The Libertarians?" back when G.W. Bush was blowing the budget, trashing the constitution, and generally behaving like a John The Baptist forerunner of The Obamessiah Who Did Not Yet Dwell Among Us.
While researching the answer to that thorny question, I stumbled across this, one of my live-blogs of the Democrat Presidential Debates. I think it's worth revisiting. Lordy, they all seemed so innocent then.
And yes, I really did think that Joe Biden won it.
That's Mike Gravel on the far left (figuratively, not literally.) There's Obama, waiting to be annointed. Then Chris Dodd, waiting to be indicted. Next is John Edwards, smiling and pointing at his videographer. Dennis Kucinich, if you read my link, is trying to find the right combination of hand claps that will allow him to once again commune with The Mother Ship. Joe Biden is standing back, aloof, wondering who all those other guys are pointing at. Bill "Pay To Play" Richardson is protecting his crotch against a possible upcoming FBI investigation. On the far right (figuratively, not literally) is the 2012 Democrat candidate, patiently waiting her turn.