A full 20 minutes of Thursday night’s GOP debate on CNN had passed without an attack on or by Donald Trump. Marco Rubio had suggested that he’d leave behind the “spray tan” jokes, which didn’t seem to do him much good when voters went the polls earlier this week. Even the pundits had given up on ridiculing Trump, turning their attention to other matters, such as John Kasich’s hair.

It’s a debate after all, so let’s give some time to the opposing viewpoint.

No; stick to the issues, please.