The real debate winner was Donald Trump

When the dust settled, here’s what I think happened, or at least believe most Americans who didn’t watch them live think happened, in the Democratic debates:

Every candidate who matters is in favor either of Medicare-for-all or some slightly less ominous version of it, but the Democrats as a whole are committed to a platform of “If you like your private insurance, too bad, we are going to make it illegal (and demolish the jobs of everyone who works for the private insurance industry at the same time).”

Former vice president Joe Biden and, yes, President Barack Obama treated immigrants entering the United States without permission as badly during their time in office as President Trump is doing now.

The Democrats reject the charge of advocating for open borders as a “GOP talking point,” but in fact they are almost all signaling a kind of “Ollie, ollie, oxen free” immigration policy.