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Over on MSNBC, longtime newsman Tom Brokaw, known as the modern Edward R. Murrow for his honesty and integrity in delivering news, summed up the feelings of all who were lucky enough to watch the debate.

“This now stands in history with the night some 2,000 years ago, when a star appeared in the sky to herald the birth of mankind’s savior,” the anchor said. “And if anyone out there is so confused as to still be supporting Romney, let me just say — you’re racist.”

Joseph Curl covered the White House and politics for a decade for The Washington Times. He can be reached at jcurl@washingtontimes.com.