Submitted without comment [via Charles Pierce h/t BJ]:
Saturday night saw a genuinely strange spectacle in Houston. Herman Cain … took the stage with Newt Gingrich … for what was billed as a “Lincoln-Douglas” style debate.
Onstage Saturday, Gingrich seized the opportunity to show off his mastery of policy matters. He spoke with ease about the intricacies of health policy, saying the nation’s health system should be less bureaucratic and more consumer-friendly.
“Think about going to McDonald’s,” Gingrich said. “We have no national hearings on fraud at McDonald’s. You show up and say, ‘I’d like a Quarter Pounder with Cheese.’ You give them money. They are happy. You are happy. If you open up your bag and there’s no Quarter Pounder with Cheese, you are unhappy.”