First, the candidates appeared to believe that their off-topic comments were relevant to foreign policy. Maybe some of them actually were. Second, I reminded myself that my task is to compare the factuality of the two candidates during the debate, and relative to their overall record, not to fact check foreign policy commentary specifically.
Anyway, stay tuned for my next Malark-O-Meter data update, in which I analyze the presidential candidates' performances during the debate relative to one another and their overall records, compare and summarize their performances across all three debates, compare and summarize the performances of both tickets across all four of the debates, and update our beliefs about the overall factuality of the red and blue teams.
And yes, calling the Republicans and Democrats the red and blue team is a thing for me. Because sometimes, this campaign has been as comical as Red vs. Blue.