Amendments shouldn't be taken lightly. Tinkering with our founding document is a dangerous business, especially at a time when our Congress is as dysfunctional as ever. But there are powerful reasons why pushing for one is an important task.
It is not altogether clear who the audience was for this fact-checking: the political press? Dissatisfied supporters? Undecided opponents? Simply trying to follow the rapidly scrolling posts, while simultaneously watching the debate was exceedingly difficult and confusing.
Let's call a spade a spade. The truth of the first 2012 presidential debate is that Barack Obama got spanked by Mitt Romney. This is true whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, a fan of Obama or of Romney.
The Barack Obama who showed up at the first debate looks more than a little like the kumbaya campfire singer who in his first term kept turning the other cheek to Republicans whose goal was to delegitimize and destroy him.