I almost felt dirty after listening to Trump’s bullying, lying, and demagogic rants in last night’s debate. But I wasn’t surprised. What else is to be expected from a gutter rat like Trump, and his gutter mates – Chris Christie and Rudy Giuliani – who prepped him for the debate. Such deplorable posturing and pontificating may temporarily excite Trump’s base, which hasn’t had much to get excited about lately. But my guess is that it didn’t reach beyond that base, and probably hurt him among the shrinking circle of undecideds.