He totally won the debate. You know, the one that hasn’t even started yet.
Hey, congratulations Mike Pence – you just won the debate! In fact, you controlled your matchup with Tim Kain with such authority that you didn’t even have to wait for the actual debate began.
At least that’s the opinion of the Republican Party, which accidentally posted a congratulatory article to its website, declaring Pence the night’s big winner.
“The consensus was clear after the dust settled, Mike Pence was the clear winner of the debate,” reads the now-deleted text, first brought to attention by Vox.
Of course, any cynical political observer knows that a major political party is going to declare its own candidate the winner almost no matter what happens. But in a baffling error upon an error, the GOP also apparently decided that it was just really a GREAT night for Donald Trump too, writing:
“The other clear winner from tonight’s debate was Donald Trump.”
The GOP post even suggested a few specific areas where Pence performed well, including “Economy” and “Highlighting Hillary’s Scandals.”
Now, as Vox pointed out, these are just sloppy place holder texts. But with moments like this, should we really expect anything better after the actual debate dust has settled?